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Florence in Winter
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023
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An at-a-glance guide to Florence in Winter

Winter is a great time to visit Florence, and you will see the city in a new light – though if it does happen to snow while you’re there, you’ve been very lucky! You might not find an excuse to stop for a More...

Varese Estense Palace and gardens
By Helen Greaves On Friday, January 20th, 2023
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48 Hours in Varese

Val Nicastro visits the “Garden City” north of Milan that is, among other things, home to a palace that one Italian poet described as “Little Versailles” With an enchanting old town, unmatched natural beauty More...

tuscan beekeeping, colourful beehives
By Helen Greaves On Thursday, January 12th, 2023
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Beekeeping in a Tuscan retreat

Amy McPherson takes a tour of the apiary of Borgo Pignano and finds a heaven not only for the guests enjoying the luxury surrounds of this Tuscan retreat, but also a sustainable paradise for the estate’s bees More...

By Sarah Williamson On Monday, November 7th, 2022
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An Italian Christmas with Mario Matassa

We go behind the scenes of an Italian Christmas with Mario Matassa as he explores the rich and austere festive food and traditions of Italy… Emilia-Romagna©GettyImages To describe a celebration of food as More...

By Cara Waudby Tolley On Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
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Discover Assisi

The birthplace of the Catholic friar St Francis remains a globally important site of Christian pilgrimage © iStock Assisi stands atop Mount Asio and is flanked by swathes of Umbria’s undulating green pasture More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
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Live like a film star on the shores of Lake Como

Discover Lake Como and you’ll see why Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller, felt like a celebrity when exploring one of the most popular destinations in Italy with Travel Department. Before we start… Now More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Sicily? A holiday you can’t refuse

Are you tempted to visit Sicily? Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller and friend of Travel Department, shares her highlights of this wonderful part of Italy. Before we start… Now that Covid vaccinations More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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Discover San Gimignano, Tuscany

Discover the historical centre of San Gimignano and how its downfall became its architectural saviour. Image © iStock Midway between Siena and Florence stand the towers of San Gimignano, no modern city skyline More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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Visit Tuscany: the heart of authentic Italy!

Michelle Jackson, The Novel Traveller, visited Italy’s most iconic region and discovered the highlights of Tuscany. Before we start… Now that Covid vaccinations are progressing well the world is slowly More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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Ciao Italia! – Travel Department’s favourite snippets of Italian history

Few countries in the world have such a variable, diverse and colourful history as Italy. Every time we visit, we learn new facts about Italy’s wonderful past. We’ve put together 10 Interesting Facts about Italian More...