Right down the line: Sumona to Isernia

trans-siberian train

Join us as we head off the beaten track on the little-known Italian Trans-Siberian vintage railway. Words and photos by Valentina Nicastro   For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by rail tracks and roaring engines, so you can imagine my excitement when the search for unexplored trails and off-the-beaten-path places […]

Abruzzo regional property guide

Fleur Kinson examines the different parts of Abruzzo to help you discover the perfect place to find your dream home. Read on for her regional property guide… Photos by Getty Images   The central Italian region of Abruzzo is one of Italy’s least populated, and around a third of its land area is given over […]

Homes in Abruzzo

Pacentro, homes in Abruzzo

Wild, unspoilt and uncrowded, Abruzzo holds huge appeal for lovers of the outdoors. As well as mountains and beaches, it offers astonishingly affordable properties, says Fleur Kinson Photos by Getty Images   Abruzzo entices visitors with the call of the wild, or at least the call of the great outdoors. Dominated by leafy highlands and […]

Italia! magazine issue 178 is on sale now!

Get out into the great Italian outdoors with Italia! magazine issue 178. From exploring the Dolomites to hiking on Lake Iseo’s Monte Isola, there’s plenty to inspire your next Italian adventure right here. You’ll also find fantastic homes to buy in Abruzzo, juicy Italian-style preserves to make at home and some fantastic Tuscan red wines […]

Lazio & Abruzzo travel guide

St Benedict’s monastery, Italy

Penny Wainwright brings us some highlights from off-the-beaten-track destinations in deepest Lazio and rural Abruzzo – from food & drink to great places to stay and things to see and do… Photos by Penny Wainwright What to see & do The Monastery at Subiaco (Lazio) The monastery of Santa Scolastica was one of 12 created […]

48 hours in Lazio & Abruzzo

View across Lake Turano from Antuni, Italy

Driving northeast from Rome, into deepest Lazio, you soon come across some places that could only be in Italy. Penny Wainwright takes the tour… Photos by Penny Wainwright    On the drive from Rome through the tree-covered hills of Lazio, on the shores of Lago Turano, is Castel di Tora, one the Borghi più belli […]

Abruzzo regional property guide

Colledimezzo, Italy

Discover this enticing region with Fleur Kinson, as she explores the property potential of the Abruzzo’s diverse areas… Photos by Getty Images Introduction The central Italian region of Abruzzo is one of Italy’s least populated, and around a third of its land area is given over to nature reserves and national parks. To the west, […]

Homes in Abruzzo

Lago di Barrea, Abruzzo

Abruzzo is spacious and unspoilt, and has some of Italy’s best-value property – it’s little surprise that the market is hotting up right now By Fleur Kinson. Photos by Getty   Halfway down the eastern side of the Italian leg, Abruzzo confidently unfurls between the high Apennines and the blue Adriatic. This is a region […]

Pescara Travel Guide

The Trabocchi Coast on the Adriatic coast, Abruzzi Italy

Little visited by British tourists, the province of Pescara in Abruzzo remains an area that’s not on the usual tourist trail, but it’s a part of Italy that’s well worth exploring, as Lorenza Bacino explains… The province of Pescara surrounds the city of the same name and lies in the very centre of the region of […]