Lake Como travel guide

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Find some of the best places to stay or eat while staying around Lake Como, with Rosalind Ormiston’s guide to the highlights of the area… Photos by Provincia di Como Servizio Turismo unless otherwise stated Lake Como was colonised by the Romans in the 2nd century BC and has been a haven for relaxation and vacationing ever since. It was called More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Ten reasons to love Lake Como

Ros Ormiston reveals ten of the best reasons to visit captivating Lake Como in Lombardy – there’s something to appeal to absolutely everyone… Lake Como photos by Provincia di Como Servizio Turismo unless More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Ten top Italian beaches

Join us for a trip around some of the best Italian beaches, from the impossibly iconic to some that are right off the beaten track. Which is your favourite? Photos by Getty Images Though Italy attracts visitors More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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Pavia & Oltrepò Pavese travel guide

Valentina Nicastro shares some of the best attractions and sights around Pavia and its surrounding countryside – plus top spots to eat and stay. Photos by Valentina Nicastro What to see & do Certosa di Pavia This More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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48 hours in Pavia & Oltrepò Pavese

Explore Pavia and Oltrepò Pavese – one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and not far from Milan. Words and photos by Valentina Nicastro The old covered bridge in Pavia   There’s a stretch of land just 40 More...

Piazza del Campo, Siena
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, August 19th, 2019
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Five best Italian piazzas

The piazza is at the heart of Italian life and each one boasts its own unique history and atmosphere – here we pay homage to a few of our favourites Photos by iStock 1 Dubbed by Napoleon “Europe’s finest More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Puglia dining & accommodation guide

Adrian Mourby shares some of his favourite places to eat in Puglia, plus places to stay with a focus on local gastronomy… Puglia photos by Kate Tadman Mourby  Where to eat Gran Bar Pugliese This superb café More...

Masseria Naturalis Resort
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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Apulia: back to the land

Adrian Mourby takes a tour of Apulia – Puglia – to explore its culinary traditions and the land that produces its varied, and often vegetarian, foods… Photos by Kate Tadman-Mourby unless otherwise stated Masseria More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, August 4th, 2019
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Una piccola sosta: Relais Sant’Uffizio, Asti, Piedmont

Escape to this restored monastery in the heart of Piedmont and you will find a modern-day sanctuary to soothe the soul Photos by Relais Sant’Uffizio  The gently rolling hills of Monferrato are sublime: they More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Verona travel guide

Sara Scarpa shares some of the best places to eat and stay in Verona – plus a few of her top things to see and do in the city Photos by Iain Reid What to see & do The Arena The arena (left) with its gigantic More...