5 foodie reasons to visit Modena

Barrels of balsamic vinegar di Modena

Discover five delicious reasons to visit Modena… 1. Beautiful balsamic vinegar Photo © tenzinsherab via Getty images Modena is a favourite with gastronomes for many reasons, but one of its greatest attractions has to be its world-acclaimed balsamic vinegar. The DOP product has been made in the city since the Middle Ages, and unlike ordinary vinegar More...

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By Sally FitzGerald On Friday, September 1st, 2023
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Hilton Molino Stucky – a luxury Venice hotel review with a foodie twist

Looking for the perfect hotel for your next trip to Venice? Sally FitzGerald explores the Hilton Molino Stucky, a luxury Venice hotel with a rich history and incredible food and drinks. When you’re planning a More...

Basilica si Santa Maria Bergamo travel guide
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
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Bergamo travel guide: Places to visit, eat, and stay in Bergamo

Discover the best things to do in Bergamo, and where to stay and eat while you’re there in our Bergamo travel guide… What to see and do in Bergamo Explore the Basilica Piazza Duomo Building of the Basilica More...

bergamo citta alta and its towers at sunset
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
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48 hours in Bergamo

Rachael Martin visits Bergamo, one of Italy’s two Capitals of Culture for 2023, a gem of a city in the heart of Lombardy Even as you approach Bergamo and first see it from a distance, you can already sense that More...

White truffles arranged on a pillow with wine and a shaver. a Piedmont landmark can be seen in the background
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, July 19th, 2023
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Truffle Hunting in Le Langhe

Kate Wickers goes to Le Langhe in search of the elusive truffle On a mauve-smeared morning in the wine-producing Langhe Hills of Piedmont, where soft grey mists hang in vine-strung valleys, I’m striking out into More...

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By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, July 19th, 2023
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5 foodie reasons to visit Venice

Venice is well-loved for its amazing architecture and winding canals. But if that’s not enough, here are five fabulous foods and drinks that will convince you to visit Venice… Photo © Olga via Adobe More...

People walking through the piazza in Campobasso
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
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Campobasso Travel Guide

Val Nicastro shares the best places to eat, stay and explore in Campobasso… Where to Eat LA GROTTA DI ZI’ CONCETTA | Via Larino, 7  +39 0874 311378 The authentic cuisine of Molise shines in this cosy More...

Dressing the ingegni
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
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Discover Campobasso’s Festival of the Mysteries

Every June, locals stage a mesmerising event that’s become a cultural staple for the town of Campobasso in Molise, writes Val Nicastro… Here I am sitting at a table with complete strangers I only met five More...

Lorenza and her daughter sat on a wall lakeside in Menaggio
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
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Travels with my teen

After two years of pandemic-imposed travel restrictions, Lorenza Bacino enjoys an extended trip to Lake Como, the Cinque Terre and Sardinia with her teenage daughter… It was with some trepidation that I embarked More...

Looking down towards Ferentillo from Rocca di Precetto
By Helen Greaves On Wednesday, May 10th, 2023
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Discover Umbria on foot

Among the nature and hilltop villages of Italy’s green heartland, Amy McPherson discovers that travelling slowly on foot means seeing and experiencing more… There is something very precious about the steps More...