Italy

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Italy, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Hiking the Alta Via dei Monti Liguria, Italy

Rupert Parker dons his hiking boots and follows the Alta Via long-distance trail that crosses Liguria.

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The Food and Wine of Siena, Tuscany

Around 100km due south of Florence, Siena is one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval cities and sits on three hills with the central piazza, known as Il Campo, at its heart.

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Tuscany’s Island of Elba, Italy

This small island, just 28km long and 19km wide, is famous as the place where Napoleon spent one year in exile and you’re reminded of that at every turn.

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A taste of Lake Garda

The first time I visited Lake Garda was as a teenager on a camping trip to Bardolino. The thin, crispy, perfectly seasoned pizza was a gastronomic revelation and during that family holiday, Italy grasped my heart and has held it ever since.

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A family campervan roundtrip from England to Croatia

TripReporter’s regular testing family, Carole and Jason and their young boys Evan and Andy went on an exciting road trip with their VW campervan through ten countries, 2,920 miles and nine campsites.

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The best of Lombardy in a long weekend

Flying into Milan for a Thursday to Sunday break, we drove in a loop taking in Bergamo, Sirmione, Mantova and Cremona, avoiding the autostradas to appreciate the countryside.

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