Lake Maggiore is one of the most charming destinations in Europe. For centuries, the region has attracted travelers from all over the world who want to combine sports, culture, art, landscapes, luxury and gastronomy during their holidays. Nestled in the Alps between Italy and Switzerland, Hetmeer is a treasure trove of artistic and natural beauty t...

For a cooler alternative to a beach holiday, try Italy’s mountain villages. You’ll find majestic landscapes, rustic architecture and extraordinary food. Snow capped peaks crowning thick green woods, meadows bursting with flowers, long walks up emerald slopes to spot an eagle or a chamois. Summer on the mountains is a quieter but just as spectacular...

There’s no denying that most of, and often the best of, Italy tends to be overrun with tourists in the summer. And while having gained more popularity in the last few years, the IIsola di Ischia (Island of Ischia) is still pure, authentic, untouched Italy, which still retains much of that locals-only magic. Even though it is best known for its heal...

The whole of Sicily is unquestionably wonderful, but there is a stretch of coast that extends from the Gulf of Castellammare to San Vito Lo Capo that will leave its visitors speechless: the Zingaro Reserve. A protected natural area that offers a succession of beautiful beaches and coves, to which is added a beautiful turquoise sea and sea caves sim...

The visitor experience at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome has been further enriched with the opening to the public of a reconstructed ancient home housing a prayer room with frescoes dedicated to Roman and Egyptian deities. The frescoes on display come from an early second-century "domus" which was unearthed in the 19th century, near the eastern gym...

Italy’s principal rail company is allowing passengers to bring their dogs on trains for free this summer. Trenitalia, the country’s main operator, recently announced that small pets including cats and dogs do not need to pay for the next few months. Which animals can travel for free on Italy’s trains? Trenitalia is giving passengers the chance to b...

Visit the Amalfi Coast like a local in 10 insider moves. The internet is full of tourist guides and tips about how to get around the seaside villages of Campania's marvellous coastline. We want to give you a few tips to get out of the mould of the usual mass tourism and fully enjoy the immense historical and cultural heritage of the Costiera Amalfi...

Physical and mental health are essential to persevering through these challenging times. This May, many readers share my concern on how to keep fit and optimistic during the various stages of lockdown. Personally, I've been running on my treadmill at home and doing a lot of push and sit-ups. But all of this exercise would be for nil without proper...

Deciding whether to include Cinque Terre or the Amalfi Coast on your Italian itinerary is a tough decision. I know first hand as I had to make this decision myself when planning my first trip to Italy. I mean, both areas have a gorgeous seaside locations, incredible food, fabulous views, and great hiking trails, but they also have many differences....

With a fascinating historical past stretching again 1000’s of years, a few of the world’s most spectacular mosaics, an interesting pedestrianized heart and tasty, genuine delicacies, Ravenna deserves excess of a day journey. The city Dante Alighieri picked for his exile is house to lengthy sandy seashores, historical pine forests and nature reserve...