Five of the best Tuscan gardens

Tuscany garden

Tony Bassett of Tuscan Secrets explores a few of his favourite green spaces in Tuscany… how many have you visited? Images by PG Media; Getty 1 Villa Reale, Lucca Once home to Napoleon’s sister Elisa. It has several different gardens including camellias, which flower during February and March, as well as a Spanish garden, and a lemon garden More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Making Tracks, Part 2: to Rome

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 More...

Franciacorta vineyards Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Fizz in Franciacorta

Sarah Rodrigues has a sparkling time on the southern shores of Lake Iseo, where they produce champagne-method wines to rival the best… Images by Sarah Rodrigues unless otherwise stated Franciacorta vineyards   “Why More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Past Italia: The Railways of Italy

The development of a national rail network in Italy coincided with the unification of the country The first railway line in Italy ran (and indeed still does) between Naples and Portici in what was then the Kingdom More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Milan Travel Guide

Join Amanda Robinson to discover some Milan’s very best sights and attractions, plus top places to eat and great accommodation to suit all budgets… Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated What More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, October 14th, 2018
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48 Hours in Milan

This is a city full of iconic must-sees, but there are also hidden gems and lesser-known spots just waiting to be discovered, says Amanda Robinson Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated The city’s More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
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Making Tracks, Part 1: To Bologna

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 More...

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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...

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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...