Making tracks, part 1: To Bologna

Train

Twenty years 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 of discovery… Photos by Rachael Martin It started early one morning with a train, a train that wound its way down across the flat More...

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Matera landscape Basilicata
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Matera Travel Guide

Sara Scarpa explores some of the best things to see and do – plus top places to eat and stay – in the atmospheric southern city of Matera in Basilicata Photos by Iain Reid What to see and do Discover Matera More...

Matera, Basilicata, Italy (sassi di Matera)
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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48 Hours in Matera

Sara Scarpa flies south to visit a unique town in Basilicata that lives in the imagination of all Italians… Photos by Iain Reid unless otherwise stated Photo by Getty Images   Lots has been written about More...

Speck in Dolomites Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Gastronomy in the mountains

Amanda Robinson on why the Alta Badia area of the Italian Dolomites is gaining a global reputation for its fine food and drink… Photos by Amanda Robinson Over the past few years, Alta Badia has been growing its More...

Trekking, Alta Badia, Dolomites
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Walking the Dolomites

With wonderful locations, a warm welcome and delicious food, the Alta Badia mountains aren’t just for the winter, says Amanda Robinson Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated Photo by molography.it Think More...

Piazza Duomo, Syracuse
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Exploring Italy’s past

Paul Beston, an experienced guide from Peter Sommer Travels, explains how an appreciation of the layers of Italy’s history adds an extra dimension to any Italian holiday Photos by iStock   Piazza Duomo, More...

Piazza di Spagna -Keats House - Landmark Trust
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Staying with the Landmark Trust in Italy

If you’re seeking an extra-special experience from your next holiday, consider staying with the Landmark Trust in Italy – Jane Keightley explains what to expect… Photos by The Landmark Trust  Casa Guidi, More...

casa guidi florence
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Florence: home of poets

Jane Keightley stays at atmospheric Casa Guidi, the Florence apartment that Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett called home Photos by Jane Keightley Ever since my first trip to Florence I had always wanted to More...

Venice rowing lesson Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, August 19th, 2018
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Learning to row in Venice

Mark Nicholls visits Venice, where he goes beyond the usual tourist sites to take lessons in rowing like a real gondolier… Photos by Sharon Nicholls unless otherwise stated Nan McElroy is patiently attempting More...

Trevi
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Back to life in Umbria

We join Penny Wainwright to explore the tourist initiatives that are encouraging visitors back to Umbria, after the devastating earthquakes of 2016… Photos by Penny Wainwright and iStock Ponte delle Torri and More...