Wine, women & song

Mary Novakovich and friends enjoy a long-awaited reunion – and where better to do it than Tuscany? Better late than never. Covid had put the kibosh on so many celebrations during lockdown, but there was no way my friend Tracey wasn’t going to make a big splash for her 50th birthday – even if it […]

48 Hours in Ischia

Tom Alberto Bull travels to Ischia, a perfect little gem in the glittering Gulf of Naples Affectionately known as the Isola Verde, the ‘Green Island’, Ischia has so much to offer for a short getaway. The terrain is small enough to explore in just a few days and the rewards are plentiful: natural springs emanating […]

5 foodie reasons to visit Modena

Barrels of balsamic vinegar di Modena

Discover five delicious reasons to visit Modena… 1. Beautiful balsamic vinegar Modena is a favourite with gastronomes for many reasons, but one of its greatest attractions has to be its world-acclaimed balsamic vinegar. The DOP product has been made in the city since the Middle Ages, and unlike ordinary vinegar is made from reduced grape […]

48 hours in Bergamo

bergamo citta alta and its towers at sunset

Rachael Martin visits Bergamo, one of Italy’s two Capitals of Culture for 2023, a gem of a city in the heart of Lombardy Even as you approach Bergamo and first see it from a distance, you can already sense that you’re in for something special. The name Bergamo – or Bèrghem as the locals call […]

Truffle Hunting in Le Langhe

White truffles arranged on a pillow with wine and a shaver. a Piedmont landmark can be seen in the background

Kate Wickers goes to Le Langhe in search of the elusive truffle On a mauve-smeared morning in the wine-producing Langhe Hills of Piedmont, where soft grey mists hang in vine-strung valleys, I’m striking out into woods with a young female trifulau (truffle hunter), Marta Menegaldo, and her Lagotto Romagnolo pup, Luna. With the snap of […]

5 foodie reasons to visit Venice

Bite-size snacks with wine glasses

Venice is well-loved for its amazing architecture and winding canals. But if that’s not enough, here are five fabulous foods and drinks that will convince you to visit Venice… 5 foodie reasons to visit Venice: 1. To feast on risi e bisi If you visit Venice in the springtime, one dish not to miss is risi […]

Campobasso Travel Guide

People walking through the piazza in Campobasso

Val Nicastro shares the best places to eat, stay and explore in Campobasso… Where to Eat LA GROTTA DI ZI’ CONCETTA | Via Larino, 7  +39 0874 311378 The authentic cuisine of Molise shines in this cosy trattoria. An institution in Campobasso, it serves hearty local delicacies (try pizza e minestra and affunnatiello molisana) paired […]

Travels with my teen

Lorenza and her daughter sat on a wall lakeside in Menaggio

After two years of pandemic-imposed travel restrictions, Lorenza Bacino enjoys an extended trip to Lake Como, the Cinque Terre and Sardinia with her teenage daughter… It was with some trepidation that I embarked upon a month-long trip with my 16-year-old daughter as a post-exam treat. She’d been involved in the decision-making from the start, using […]