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, […]

Amalfi Amore

Adrian Mourby takes a road trip along the awe-inspiring Amalfi Coast from Sorrento to Salerno… Images by Kate Tadman-Mourby unless otherwise stated There was a seagull on our balcony, a very large one, enjoying what was left of the pre-prandial grissini. The Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento 1 stands on top of a cliff outside the […]

Pilgrimage to Possagno

You could travel the world’s museums to see the works of Antonio Canova, or you could go to Possagno, Joe Gartman writes… Images by Patricia Gartman There’s an elegantly mirrored and frescoed room in Venice’s Correr Museum, just off Piazza San Marco. I suppose you’d call the décor neoclassical: the mirrors are square, the frescoes […]

Winter in the Valle di Gran San Bernardo

san bernardo carnival

Rachael Martin arrives in Aosta’s ‘cold valley’ just in time for carnival, as well as taking advantage of the snowy weather to explore the region Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated   It’s carnival time on a cold February morning in the Great St Bernard Valley in northern Italy’s Aosta Valley region. I’m in […]

Private island paradise: Isola Santa Cristina

Isola Santa Cristina

In the heart of the Venetian lagoon lies a private island that has long been a mystery, but after years of renovation Isola Santa Caterina is now an eco-friendly luxury retreat Photos courtesy of Isola Santa Caterina   Settled in the fifth century as part of a group of garden islands known as Ammiana, Santa […]

Hidden depths: the Venetian lagoon

Camilla Purdon discovers the secret world of the Venetian lagoon with a culinary cruise on board one of the region’s last historic fishing vessels. Photos by Camilla Purdon unless otherwise stated   I’m standing on the deck of Eolo, one of Venice’s last historic fishing boats, looking out across the limpid green waters of the […]

48 hours in Trento

Trento, Italy

The delightful but overlooked alpine town of Trento should be on your radar all year round for a perfect weekend getaway. Words and photos by Valentina Nicastro (unless otherwise stated) It may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re planning a weekend gateway to Italy, but Trento has all the ingredients […]

Italy’s most impressive mountain peaks

mountain Gran Sasso

Here are some of the most spectacular mountain peaks in Italy – have you scaled any of these?! Images by iStock 1 The Alps is one of the great European mountain ranges, touching Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Italy with its grandeur. The most significant mountain in the range that sits entirely in Italy […]

Seasonal Sorrento

Free of the summer’s foreign tourists, but no less lively, Sorrento is a beautiful place to be at Christmas – here’s why it’s a perfect festive destination… Words and photos by Fleur Kinson   The Christmas period seems to come earlier and earlier in Britain, with shops piled high with gifts, tinsel and crackers long […]

Molise travel guide

Valentina Nicastro brings us some of her favourite places to stay, eat and visit in Molise – a little-known region of Italy that deserves to be better known… Where to eat Osteria Paradiso An institution in Isernia, serving excellent homemade food from the Molise area. Top dishes include sagne with fagioli (left) – hand-made pasta with […]