Exploring the Gran Paradiso National Park in Aosta

Mountain biking in Cogne Valley to Gran Paradiso National Park

Amy McPherson explores Italy’s oldest national park, Gran Paradiso National Park, and finds adventure, history and wildlife Words by Amy McPherson A high-pitched whistle penetrates the cool mountain air as I slowly ascend the slopes on a hiking path that was once part of King Victor Emmanuel II’s network of hunting trails. The whistle, I […]

5 foodie reasons to visit Naples

table with pizza overlooking city on visit to Naples

Love delicious Italian food? Looking for your next adventure? Look no further and discover our five foodie reasons to visit the beautiful Naples! 1. Pizza – of course! You can’t visit Naples without sampling the delights of the ubiquitous pizza! Naples saw the creation of the Margherita pizza during a royal visit to the city […]

6 alternative things to do in Puglia

trulli to visit in Puglia

Looking for things to do in Puglia? Kate Wickers recommends 6 ways to explore this charming region at a more considered pace Featured photo © Kate Wickers Words by Kate Wickers It’s not so very long ago that Puglia was off the tourist map, judged as the poor southern relation to culturally rich northern Italy. […]

10 best things to see and do in Le Langhe

Italian signposts to represent things to do in Le Langhe

Kate Wickers picks out her top 10 things to do in Le Langhe as she heads for adventure in this beautiful part of Italy… Featured photo © Richard Semik/Adobe Stock Words by Kate Wickers In Italy there’s a saying, andare per Langa (heading for Le Langhe), which is used for when you’re off on an […]

A regional guide to Italy’s Islands

Capri Campania, one of Italy's Islands

Italy’s Islands are very distinctive places where traditions, languages, and wildlife have evolved in their own way. Pick your next destination with this regional guide to Sardinia, Sicily and the rest… Featured photo © Feng Wei Photography Words by Fleur Kinson Italy, as a nation-state, has existed in its current form for about a century […]

Five foodie reasons to visit Genoa

Foodie genoa - happy tourist eating focaccia on ligurian beach

From fabulous focaccia to fresh fish dishes, discover five foodie reasons to visit Liguria’s capital, Genoa… The capital of Liguria, Genoa has a lot more to offer than ports and palaces. Discover the unmissable delicacies for any foodie in Genoa. 1. Pesto genovese Starting with the most obvious, Genoa is, of course, famous for its […]

48 hours in suburban Rome

streets of pigneto in suburban rome

Revealing another side to the Eternal City, Elisa Colarossi takes us on a guided tour around the treasures of Rome’s suburbs… As any born-and-bred Roman, I acknowledged early in my life that with its enticing history, movie-like atmosphere and picture-perfect features, Rome is undoubtedly the city of dreams. But behind that magical façade, another kind […]

Suburban Rome travel guide

cat in front of colosseum for suburban Rome travel guide

Explore the other side of the eternal city with Elisa Colarossi’s top tips on what to eat, where to stay, and how to spend your time in suburban Rome.  Suburban Rome travel guide Roman cats As you walk these suburban streets, you’ll get to meet very unusual but adorable Roman citizens: the cats. In these […]