Discover Mount Etna

mount etna

Standing between the cities of Messina and Catania, this icon of Sicily is perhaps the world’s most famous volcano. Hearing Sicilians refer to “her” as “Mamma Etna” you’d be forgiven for assuming that this was a fond reference to a local lady. And to some people Mamma Etna is indeed a living, breathing companion, overseeing […]

Procida travel guide

Find some of the best places to stay, eat and visit while staying around Procida with Kate Wickers guide to the highlights of the area…   What to see and do Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo Via Canalone The catacombs beneath this clifftop church are now a museum holding the books and artefacts of the […]

Picture Perfect Procida


With her film star good looks, Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022 gets her close up, writes Kate Wickers…   Gosh, Procida is a beauty. I step off the ferry at Marina Grande, onto this small but perfectly formed island with an area of just 1.6 square miles – making it the third largest of […]

Yoga in the Sabine Hills

Karen Jensen-Jones discovers the quiet contemplation and self-care on a restorative yoga retreat in the rolling Sabine Hills. Images courtesy of In Sabina. It’s true. Our general surroundings really can make a difference to our wellbeing, and within an hour of landing in Rome, travelling north, I’m dazzled by the glorious sunshine, undulating olive groves […]

The top 10 reasons you should visit Gavi


We are all familiar with Gavi wine, but how much do we know about the region it comes from? Marina Spironetti reveals ten reasons why you should make ‘Gavishire’ your next destination… Images by Marina Spironetti unless otherwise stated. The name Gavi is a favourite on any wine list. One of Piedmont’s most popular exports, […]

Discover Villa d’Este

Villa D'este

The 16th-century Villa d’Este at Tivoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site sits just outside Rome. The palace and gardens were created from a desire for status, yet a legacy that spans centuries has been left… How does a newly declared governor of Tivoli ensure that an old monastic building befits his new political status? He […]

The new issue of Italia! is out now

There’s a distinctly summery theme to this issue, celebrating the season in true Italian style with evocative features and photography to transport you right to Italy’s shores. From hours of indulgent armchair travelling in the comfort of your own home to ideas and inspiration to help you plan future trips, you’ll find it all here […]

Exciting Italia! magazine update

Fiats Baglioni Rome by Amanda

Breaking news to share with all our readers! We’re delighted to announce that Italia! magazine will return to print publication with the October/November issue, on sale Thursday 3rd September (UK). A sincere thank you to everyone for your patience while we’ve had to take this Covid-enforced break, and we can’t wait to return to publication and […]

The Perfect Italian Pandemic Pick-Me-Up

Julia Kolbert tells the little-known story of Tiramisù: The Perfect Italian Pandemic Pick-Me-Up   For all the extolling of their Mediterranean diet, the Italians do have a decidedly sweet tooth, especially at breakfast time. All those buttery brioches filled with jam, and their predilection for cake, Nutella and sugar-laden coffee are too much for this […]

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 […]