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

23/06/2020 by .

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

10/06/2020 by .

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

04/06/2020 by .

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

01/04/2020 by .

The Brescia side of this Italian idyll offers waterfront views, quirky charm and world-class rosé wines. Beverley Watts explores Gardone Riviera on Garda’s western shore.

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A family campervan roundtrip from England to Croatia

27/01/2020 by .

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

13/12/2019 by .

With medieval towns, charming cities and scenic mountains, hills and plains, Lombardy is a sumptuous destination. Beverley Watts enjoys its beauty and discovers the Italians’ secret to ensuring good luck

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Autumn Hiking Around Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

15/10/2019 by .

Cortina is famous as a chic ski resort, nestling in the River Boite valley, beneath the imperial stone towers of the Dolomites, in the Southern Alps.

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Motor Racing and Violins in Lombardy, Italy

16/07/2019 by .

It’s not for the faint of heart but it’s the best view of the city of Milan. I’m wandering around the roof terraces of the magnificent 14th-century cathedral.

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Hiking the Shores of Lake Garda

29/04/2019 by .

The Italian lakes are justly famous, tourists attracted by their turquoise blue waters, and Lake Garda, framed by mountains rising steeply upwards, is one of the most popular.

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Skiing in Val Gardena

05/02/2019 by .

“These are our rock stars” shouts Isabel, the local guide, her voice almost lost in the wind while we swoosh over a snowy downhill run, framed by craggy rocky summits that look like giant dragon teeth about to gobble up us tiny (fly sized) humans.

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