Buying a Home in Italy – Part 1

Owning a property in Italy is a dream that many people have made into a reality. And so can you. In this first of a three-part series, Fleur Kinson guides you through the initial why, what and where.   The Market Admit it. You love Italy. (Why else would you be reading this excellent magazine?) […]

Top Five Romantic Places in Italy

Heralded as one of the most romantic countries in the world, Italy has no end of romantic spots to pick from. So move over Venice, Italia! short lists some strong contenders… 1.Florence It sometimes seems as though Florence’s magnificent architecture and piazze were designed to please enamoured couples. Not only does the city house hundreds […]

The Gulf of La Spezia

Like a rainbow of painted plaster, the village of Portovenere hangs onto the cliffs above the swirling seas of the Gulf of La Spezia on the coast of Liguria – the home of fine wines and a one-time haunt of Byron’s. We know it’s a tough decision, trying to decide between the Amalfi coast and […]

Fiat 500, Amalfi

Fiat 500, Amalfi by Robert Birchall of Heath Charnock “I took this on a visit to the town of Amalfi when we visited Italy in July 2010 for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I felt it summed up the love affair the Italians have for the original Fiat 500. Spot the little red heart!”

48 Hours in Ravello

Dreamily serene, with breathtaking views across the Amalfi Coast, tiny Ravello has long inspired major artists, writers and musicians. Fleur Kinson heads to this sublime little heaven… Like most visitors, my 48 hours in Ravello begin in Amalfi. I had been hurtled to this famous coast’s eponymous town along the hair-raising Amalfi Drive, gasping each […]