10 Christmas highlights of Milan

For a Christmas break with a difference, join Rachael Martin as she heads to Milan and nearby Lake Como to soak up the festive atmosphere…  Milan photos by Comune di Milano unless otherwise stated Braving the elements at the traditional Oh bej! Oh bej! market 1. Christmas starts early in Milan with the Sant’Ambrogio festival On 7 December it is More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Ostuni dining guide (and beyond!)

Jon Bickley shares his guide to the best places to eat in Ostuni in Puglia – with a few highlights from the nearby area too… Photos by Jon Bickley Ristorante Antiche Mura Cosy little restaurant (left) specialising More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
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Return to Puglia

Fifteen years since he lasted visited, Jon Bickley returns to Puglia for a short stay with his wife and friends. Photos by Jon Bickley, unless otherwise stated Puglia paradise: the pool area is a haven of relaxation. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Avoiding Bernini in Rome

The sculptor and architect created many of Rome’s most iconic sights – you can hardly take a selfie without him bombing you. Words by Joe Gartman, photos by Patricia Gartman La Fontana del Tritone in Piazza More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Five foodie reasons to visit Rome

We could give you 100 reasons to visit Italy’s capital, but here we’re focusing on just the gastronomic highlights – here are our foodie tips for Rome! Images by iStock and iStockfood       1 One More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Don’t look now: Venice after dark

Even the most familiar places tend to look a little different as night falls… Sara Scarpa bravely steps into the shadows in search of Venice’s spookiest legends. Photos by Iain Reid The maze of narrow alleys, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Valle di Gran San Bernardo travel guide

Rachael Martin explores the best places to eat and stay in this peaceful corner of northern Italy, tucked away among the mountains of the Valle d’Aosta… Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated Relax More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Slow travel in the Valle d’Aosta

The Great St Bernard Valley in the Valle d’Aosta links Italy with Switzerland. Rachael Martin discovers why it’s the ideal place to unwind… Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated The More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Cuneo travel guide

Valentina Nicastra shares some top places to eat and stay in this province of Piedmont, around the villages where the region’s lovely lavender fields can be found Photos by Valentina Nicastro, unless otherwise More...

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By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Piedmont’s Little Provence

Valentina Nicastro visits the little-known lavender fields of Piedmont for a spot of Nature’s own aromatherapy – it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing break Photos by Valentina Nicastro unless otherwise More...