Piedmont’s Little Provence

lavender fields in Piedmont

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 stated From June to July, these Piedmontese fields are bathed in fragrant purple blooms   Lavender is commonly associated with the region More...

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Italian islands - Elba
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, October 18th, 2019
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Italy’s five best small islands

Surrounded by sapphire seas and fringed with golden sand, Italy’s small islands make perfect holiday destinations – here are five of our favourites Photos by Getty Images and iStock 1 With the Tyrrhenian More...

Cycling, Monte Amiata Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, October 6th, 2019
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The Amiata effect

Tuscany isn’t all about sipping wine and watching the sun set, as Amy McPherson discovers on an e-bike tour around Monte Amiata, in the region’s south Photos by Ciclica Foto, Mario Llorca An e-bike makes More...

Sonwies Alto Adige
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Alto Adige: the right altitude…

For Chris Allsop, holidays in the mountains of Alto Adige have previously been adventurous sojourns with ski-safaris, Michelin-starred huts, daring hikes and near misses with ice climbing. So how would it be with More...

Urchins in Brindisi
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Five foodie reasons to visit Brindisi

Puglia boasts a multitude of delights for foodies, and the town of Brindisi is an ideal destination from which to explore them! Here’s why… Photos by iStock and Fleur Kinson 1 If you’re in Puglia, the More...

gravedona palazzo
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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Lake Como travel guide

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 More...

mount grona
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...

marina di alberese, Italian beaches, Tuscany
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...

pavia cathedral
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...

pavia, italy
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...