Dizzy on the Fizzy – The Prosecco Story

Think Prosecco and you may think of Bellinis and Spritzers, but there is so much more to the wine than that, as its producers are keen to point out. Kevin Pilley treads the Prosecco Road in Italy’s far northeast…   One for the shade,” said Francesco, handing me an ombra of fizzy San Giuseppe Superiore […]

48 Hours in Bologna

Renaissance towers, arcaded porticos and a cuisine to die for – Bologna is the perfect alternative to the north’s more famous destinations. Marina Spironetti reports… Bologna, a hedonistic city for connoisseurs, can be underestimated by the average tourist, who often sees it only from the train window on the journey from Venice or the lakes […]

48 Hours in Mantua

Follow Marina Spironetti as she unveils the treasures of the cobbled city of Mantua, one of the most atmospheric places to visit in northern Italy… A year ago yet another earthquake shook most of northern Italy, causing considerable damage. When I went back to Mantua a couple of months ago, I did not know what to […]

Lakes & Mountains

Are you starting to think about taking a short holiday on the Italian Lakes? Check out these selected Italia! companies for ideas and inspiration… Lake Como Homes Imagine gliding over a shimmering lake with stunning skyline peaks as your backdrop. Now moor up and relax at a lakeside café with a glass of wine, a plate […]