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 […]

Ten reasons to love Lake Como

mount grona

Ros Ormiston reveals ten of the best reasons to visit captivating Lake Como in Lombardy – there’s something to appeal to absolutely everyone… Lake Como photos by Provincia di Como Servizio Turismo unless otherwise stated   1 The Villa Melzi botanical gardens at Bellagio Bellagio is picture perfect with vibrant cafés and restaurants and busy shops, […]

Pavia & Oltrepò Pavese travel guide

pavia cathedral

Valentina Nicastro shares some of the best attractions and sights around Pavia and its surrounding countryside – plus top spots to eat and stay. Photos by Valentina Nicastro What to see & do Certosa di Pavia This beautiful monastery complex (left) is a masterpiece of the Lombard Renaissance. It’s about 10 km from the city […]

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, […]

Italia! Guide – Venice 2019 on sale now

The brand-new edition of the Venice and Veneto Guide from the publishers of Italia! magazine is now available to order! A 132 page guide full of expert travel inspiration, advice and fascinating itineraries – not only to help you plan your next trip to this much-loved city, but further afield into the vibrant Veneto region […]

How to do a foodie tour of Venice

bacarando in corte dell Orso

Sara Scarpa shares her tips for taking in Venice’s gastronomic highlights like a local, and finding the very best places to eat and drink in the city… Photos by Iain Reid In her article Giro d’ombre: a cicchetti and wine tour of Venice Sara Scarpa shares the Venetian version of the pub crawl with us. This […]

Rome for families travel guide

Pantheon, Rome with kids

Rome may not seem like the obvious choice for a family break, but if you plan it right, it can be a fantastic destination for the whole clan, says Beth Al Rikabi… Photos by Beth Al Rikabi If you’re planning to head to Rome with little ones, these quick tips for happy family travel in […]

Get away from it all… in north Sardinia

Cannigione, Sardinia

From beautiful bays to the wilds of the inland reaches, there’s more to northern Sardinia than the glitz of Costa Smeralda. Amanda Robinson travels away from the tourist hotspots… Photos by Amanda Robinson unless otherwise stated   Ahh, Costa Smeralda – the glitzy millionaires’ playground in north Sardinia where the jetset have gone to kick up […]

Southern Puglia travel guide

Santa Maria di Leuca, Puglia

Penny Wainwright shares some of her highlights from travelling around the very southern tip of Puglia in Italy’s heel… Photos by Penny Wainwright What to see & do Fiera and Festa di San Marco The Fiera and Festa di San Marco takes place every year in April. San Marco has been celebrated since the 12th […]

E-biking in Italy, part 2: Alta Badia

E-niking in Alta Badia mountains, Italy

If you really want to experience the beauty of a natural landscape there’s no better vehicle than the bicycle. And it needn’t be an exercise in strength and endurance. Jon Palmer goes e-biking in the Dolomites… Photos by Jon Palmer, unless stated otherwise   There are places in Alta Badia that even an e-bike won’t […]