An inside guide to Lombardy's UNESCO wonders

Home to 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other region in Italy, Lombardy makes an ideal road trip filled with history, architecture and intrigue.

Travel Geeks online: cities, culture and cuisine of Italy — 27 April 2021

Join us for a virtual Travel Geeks on 27 April from 19.00 to 20.00, when our expert panel will help us discover a different side to Italy.

The ultimate hotel guide to the Italian Dolomites

Incredible food, laid-back resorts, superb snow and reasonable rates  — all against the backdrop of mountains so majestic that UNESCO gave the landscape World Heritage status. If one ski region has it all, it’s the Dolomites.

A city guide to Bergamo, Italy

With its hilltop medieval citadel encircled by Venetian walls, views of the snow-capped Alps, a top-notch fine arts museum, and some of the region’s best restaurants, Bergamo is more than just a gateway to its starry neighbour Milan.

A culinary guide to Lombardy, Italy

Lombardy’s plethora of culinary offerings is one of its main draws. Here’s a look at some of the dishes — and people — that make the region a gastronome’s dream.
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Three recipes to bring a taste of Italy home

Chef Aldo Zilli took part in National Geographic Traveller’s recent event with the Italian National Tourist Board. Here, he reveals his take on Italian cuisine, from his favourite ingredients to the recipes you must try at home.

On the shores of Lake Iseo: exploring Italy's lesser-known lake district

The smallest of Italy’s great lakes, this scythe-shaped squiggle of water is home to fishing villages tucked into deep bays, backed by an amphitheatre of snow-capped Alpine foothills and terraced hills that produce Italy’s most-prized sparkling wine.
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The artisanal secrets behind Italy’s most precious cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano is Italy’s most celebrated cheese. To merit the name it must come from one of 300 recognised dairies and  be made using age-old techniques. This is a true labour of love — and the proof is in the product.

Learn to cook like an Italian in these four culinary hotspots

From making 'real' Neapolitan pizza in Naples to whipping up a squid ink risotto in Venice, these four cooking experiences will help you on your way to mastering Italy's world-famous cuisine.

How to spend a day in Trieste, Italy

From your first cappuccino in a Viennese-style cafe to a nightcap of Friulano wine in a folksy osteria, we map out the perfect day in Italy’s easternmost border city.

Three alternative Italian weekend escapes

With so many lakes, mountains and UNESCO-listed sites, Italy has no shortage of stunning locations to while away a few days. These oft-overlooked spots promise a unique break.

Six remote hotel escapes in rural Italy

Seeking a standout Italian hotel? These rustic-chic stays deliver showstopping views and service with style.

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