Hidden Garda

View from limonaia, Lake Garda

Lake Garda, the largest of the Italian lakes, can also be the most crowded. Chris Allsop visits its western side where he enjoys the lake’s quieter spots and a rich vein of history Photos by Chris Allsop Peace and beauty on Lake Garda   Of all the Italian lakes, it’s Garda – with its enviably temperate climate – that really pulls in More...

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Sanctuary of La Verna
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Head for the hills

Travelling far from the bustle of city life, Rachael Martin heads off the beaten track to find peace and quiet in Tuscany’s Casentino National Park Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated Sanctuary of More...

The Masseria San Domenico, Puglia
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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In search of la bella figura

Beverley Byrne goes to the Masseria San Domenico on the Adriatic coast of Puglia in her quest for wellbeing The Masseria San Domenico stands 500 metres from the sea at Savelletri di Fasano   Science confirms More...

Lights in Turin Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Luci d’Artista in Turin

Every winter the streets of Turin come alight with sophisticated electric installations by renowned artists – Joe Gartman investigates… Photos by Patricia Gartman Thomas Edison started it all, of course. Not More...

Christmas Market Bolzano Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Five reasons to visit Italy at Christmas

From festive markets to presepe, Italy is especially magical in December – here are a few good excuses to book that flight! Photos by iStock & Getty Images 1. Where better to be at Christmas than in a festive More...

Train
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Making Tracks, Part 4: To Turin

Two decades ago Rachael Martin arrived in Italy, exploring the country by rail and dreaming of rooms with a view. Twenty years, one Italian husband and two kids later, she still has the memories of those first voyages More...

St Benedict’s monastery, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Lazio & Abruzzo travel guide

Penny Wainwright brings us some highlights from off-the-beaten-track destinations in deepest Lazio and rural Abruzzo – from food & drink to great places to stay and things to see and do… Photos by Penny More...

View across Lake Turano from Antuni, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, January 4th, 2019
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48 hours in Lazio & Abruzzo

Driving northeast from Rome, into deepest Lazio, you soon come across some places that could only be in Italy. Penny Wainwright takes the tour… Photos by Penny Wainwright  12th-century tower in Castel di Tora   On More...

Chestnuts in Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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Italian chestnut festivals

If you’re heading for Italy in the autumn months, you may be lucky enough to stumble across a chestnut festival – wonderful events for foodies to enjoy! Photos by Getty Combai near Treviso is home to a popular More...

Chestnuts Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
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Chestnuts roasting…

Julie Friend attends a special food festival in the province of Viterbo, and discovers that here the chestnut is not just for Christmas Photos by Getty unless otherwise stated Fresh chestnuts   Clinging to More...