Lecce: Puglia’s Baroque Lady

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Amy McPherson takes a tour around the baroque city of Lecce in Puglia and discovers that there is a lot more to the ‘Florence of the South’ than meets the eye. It seems that I am eating all the time in Lecce, which I find makes it appropriate to use this simile: Lecce is like the pastry flakes of a sfogliatella. There isn’t one thing in the city More...

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By Sarah Williamson On Monday, November 7th, 2022
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An Italian Christmas with Mario Matassa

We go behind the scenes of an Italian Christmas with Mario Matassa as he explores the rich and austere festive food and traditions of Italy… Emilia-Romagna©GettyImages To describe a celebration of food as More...

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By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
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A tour of the Porticoes of Bologna with Tom Benjamin

Bologna’s historic porticoes, a pervading symbol of the city’s hospitality, have been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. We join novelist and Bologna resident Tom Benjamin for a guided tour of his highlights. (1) More...

By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
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Tuscany Travel Guide

A travel guide to the Italian region of Tuscany… Santa Fiora, Grosseto Tuscany remains the most popular of Italian regions and is loved by tourists and would-be property buyers for many reasons, not least More...

Tuscany
By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
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Living in Tuscany

Dreamily perfect countryside and gem-like cities stuffed with art make Tuscany a perennial favourite for visitors and homebuyers in Italy. Properties here make a rock-solid investment, says Fleur Kinson Volterra More...

Puglia Travel Guide
By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Puglia Travel Guide

All you need to know when planning your trip to Italy’s Puglia: Read our Puglia travel guide… Puglia dips its heel into both the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The climate is reliably sunny, and hot and More...

By Sarah Williamson On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
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Living in Puglia

Great weather, endless seaside and fabulous food make Puglia a perennial favourite for home-buyers in Italy. Fleur Kinson guides you round this wonderful, affordable southern region The Salento Peninsula is especially More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
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Wellness in the mountains

Amy McPherson discovers the healing power of nature in the mountains and ancient forests of Trentino Image by Filippo Frizzera Images by Amy McPherson unless otherwise stated It has just rained. Soft, dense and More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
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The Grandeur of Venetian Palaces

The best way to see the wealth of sumptuous palaces in Venice is by water, says Sara Scarpa Images by Iain Reid  The Grand Canal, Venice’s main artery, is where the most illustrious Venetian noble families lived More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
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Captivating Castelli

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Italian castles, so if you’re looking for a memorable day out or a place to stay that’s oozing with history, you’ll find the perfect destination here, says Jenny Oldaker. Photo More...