Tag archive for ‘Culture’
Fernando Falcone at his wheel, Puglia, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Meet the makers

Penny Wainwright explores the villages at the southern tip of Puglia, in search of traditional artisan crafts, underground tunnels and ancient local festivals… Photos by Penny Wainwright Fernando Falcone at his More...

Uffizi, Florence, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Five of Italy’s top art archives

Here are a few of the very best places to get your fix of world-class art next time you’re in Italy… Photos by iStock 1. Uffizi Gallery The experience always involves long queues – which are even longer More...

The Temple of Concordia, sicily
By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Temples, goats and almond blossom

On a hilltop in Sicily stand the ruins of what was once part of a great city – Joe Gartman explores the Valley of the Temples… Photos by Patricia Gartman The Temple of Hera   It’s called the Valley of More...

Vespa in Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Drive Italia: The Vespa – Piaggio’s Wasp

Defining every retro Italian holiday snap in ultimate style – let us present the Vespa: trendy, practical and iconic… Photo by Amanda Robinson Before the FIAT 500 appeared on the scene, Italy got about almost More...

Lancia car, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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Drive Italia: Lancia Fulvia coupé Tipo 818

Over-engineered, expensive and achingly pretty – Lancia always did things their way… Photo by Amanda Robinson The Lancia Fulvia Coupé Tipo 818 was a handsome, compact, two-door coupé introduced in 1965 and More...

Krampus festival in a snowy field just outside Castelrotto, South Tyrol, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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A Wild Christmas

Each December, the terrifying costumed figures of Krampus paint South Tyrol red with their extravaganza. Marina Spironetti attends a traditional parade of the monsters in Castelrotto Photos by Marina Spironetti Men More...

Piazza Duomo, Syracuse
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
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Exploring Italy’s Past

Paul Beston, an experienced guide from Peter Sommer Travels, explains how an appreciation of the layers of Italy’s history adds an extra dimension to any Italian holiday Photos by iStock   Piazza Duomo, More...

Piazza di Spagna -Keats House - Landmark Trust
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Staying with the Landmark Trust in Italy

If you’re seeking an extra-special experience from your next holiday, consider staying with the Landmark Trust in Italy – Jane Keightley explains what to expect… Photos by The Landmark Trust  Casa Guidi, More...

Trevi
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Back to Life in Umbria

We join Penny Wainwright to explore the tourist initiatives that are encouraging visitors back to Umbria, after the devastating earthquakes of 2016… Photos by Penny Wainwright and iStock Ponte delle Torri and More...

Spoleto, Umbria, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Three Highlights of Umbria

Penny Wainwright visits three Umbrian destinations – Spoleto, Trevi and Bevagna – to see how tourism initiatives are breathing life back into Italy’s heartland Photos by Penny Wainwright Following the earthquakes More...