Assisi travel guide


Find some of the best places to stay, visit or eat while staying around Assisi, with Jane Keightley’s guide to the highlights of the area… Photos by Jane Keightley unless otherwise stated. What to see and do The Basilica di San Francesco Piazza San Francesco 2, 06081 Assisi  One of Italy’s architectural and artistic masterpieces, […]

To Arezzo for lunch

Arezzo Cathedral, Tuscany, Italy

Rachael Martin took a road trip from Milan to Arezzo to discover the secrets of this Etruscan town and experience its famous antiques market  Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated   We were planning our regular Easter break with the kids and we had all agreed that this year we would be going to […]

Fizz in Franciacorta

Franciacorta vineyards Italy

Sarah Rodrigues has a sparkling time on the southern shores of Lake Iseo, where they produce champagne-method wines to rival the best… Images by Sarah Rodrigues unless otherwise stated   “Why wasn’t I born the daughter of an Italian winemaker?” This green-tinged thought ripples through my mind as I stand in the cavernous space below […]

Historic Hotels of Rome

Rome skyline, Italy

There are many ways to see Rome and learn about its history, each offering a new perspective. Adrian Mourby takes us on a walk through the city, tracing its history through the development of Rome’s hotels over 600 years… In 1855, when Cavalier Rufini took his census of Roman hotels for Pope Pius IX, he found that […]

WIN! A holiday for two in Ravenna – worth £2,950!

We have two places to give away on a four-day cultural tour to historic Ravenna this September, worth £2,950, thanks to our friends at Sapienza Travel  Sapienza Travel’s All That Glitters Is Byzantine Gold is a four-day guided cultural tour of Ravenna, the last capital of the Western Roman Empire. Discover a treasury of dazzling mosaics […]

A Home from Home: Exploring Italian Homestays

For those looking to discover Italy in a new light while enjoying different experiences and meeting new friends, homestay holidays offer an immersive and unique trip that will leave a lasting impression. Thousands of Italians are opening their doors and welcoming eager travellers to experience life as local and with numerous activities, locations and experiences […]

An Italian summer with Citalia

It’s never too early to start planning next year’s holiday to Italy – so from Amalfi and the islands to Lake Garda and Liguria, let Italian holiday specialists Citalia inspire you… With nights drawing in and leaves starting to turn, we think it’s the perfect time to start dreaming of beach-front trattorias, al fresco espressos and daily […]

Appassionata: Sharing and Caring on Holiday

Appassionata share the history and the magic behind their business. When our four children were young I frequently used the phrase sharing and caring. Share your possessions with your siblings and friends.  Watch someone else experience joy and happiness from something that is dear to you.  It shows you care. I’m not saying it’s easy. Try explaining […]

The Good Life

Deep in the heart of Le Marche, ex-pats Ashley and Jason Bartner are celebrating a very special anniversary this year at La Tavola Marche… Long-time readers will remember your regular columns in Italia! over the years, but for newer readers, can you tell us what you do at La Tavola Marche?  We connect our guests to […]