Trento travel guide

MUSE building Trento

Valentina Nicastro shares some of her favourite places to eat, stay and visit when in the gorgeous northern city of Trento. (Photos by Valentina Nicastro unless otherwise stated) What to see & do Castello del Buonconsiglio This splendid castle is the biggest and most important historic building not just in Trento but in the entire […]

A meeting of ways in Courmayeur

Courmayeur holiday

How would a father and son, skier and snowboarder team fare for five days on the slopes together? Jon Bickley took teenager Ben back to the Alps to find out… Courmayeur photos courtesy of Jon Bickley   After the second time I went skiing with my son Ben, on a school trip to Bormio eight […]

10 Christmas highlights of Milan

For a Christmas break with a difference, join Rachael Martin as she heads to Milan and nearby Lake Como to soak up the festive atmosphere…  Milan photos by Comune di Milano unless otherwise stated 1. Christmas starts early in Milan with the Sant’Ambrogio festival On 7 December it is the feast day of Milan’s patron […]

Ostuni dining guide (and beyond!)

Jon Bickley shares his guide to the best places to eat in Ostuni in Puglia – with a few highlights from the nearby area too… Photos by Jon Bickley Ristorante Antiche Mura Cosy little restaurant (left) specialising in fresh fish (closed on Tuesdays). Via Roma, 11 – 70044 Polignano a Mare Ristorante Trullo d’Oro A […]

Return to Puglia

Fifteen years since he lasted visited, Jon Bickley returns to Puglia for a short stay with his wife and friends. Photos by Jon Bickley, unless otherwise stated   I’ve been privileged to have been involved with Italia! magazine for some 15 years, since we first launched in 2004. During that time I’ve visited a variety […]

Alto Adige: the right altitude…

Sonwies Alto Adige

For Chris Allsop, holidays in the mountains of Alto Adige have previously been adventurous sojourns with ski-safaris, Michelin-starred huts, daring hikes and near misses with ice climbing. So how would it be with the kids in tow? Photos by Chris Allsop   The path was narrowing. As I sweated on how the pushchair’s wheel was shaving […]

48 hours in Pavia & Oltrepò Pavese

pavia, italy

Explore Pavia and Oltrepò Pavese – one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and not far from Milan. Words and photos by Valentina Nicastro   There’s a stretch of land just 40 kilometres south of Milan that is still fairly unknown to tourists and offers the unique opportunity to live a truly authentic Italian experience. This is Oltrepò […]

Apulia: back to the land

Masseria Naturalis Resort

Adrian Mourby takes a tour of Apulia – Puglia – to explore its culinary traditions and the land that produces its varied, and often vegetarian, foods… Photos by Kate Tadman-Mourby unless otherwise stated   When I wake up, the view outside our room is fields of lavender, then a meadow peppered with bright crimson poppies and, […]

Ten reasons to visit Lake Maggiore

Stresa, Maggiore, Italy

Rosalind Ormiston travels to one of the largest Italian lakes and shares ten good reasons why you should pay this northern beauty a visit Photos by Getty Images unless otherwise stated 1. Stresa Stresa is a town that has to be high on the list of any visit to Lake Maggiore, and is a popular […]

Po Delta travel guide

Penny Wainwright shares some of the best places to eat and stay, and explores some of the Po Delta’s top sights and attractions Photos by Penny Wainwright What to see & do MyFeCard A MyFeCard gives over-18s free entry to many of Ferrara’s museums. A two-day card costs £10.50, a three-day card is £12.50. The […]