Six unusual tours of Rome that reveal a different side to the city

To celebrate Rome’s 150th anniversary as the capital of Italy, we pick six ways to discover new sides to the Eternal City, from virtual reality tours of the Colosseum to day trips on a Vespa scooter.

How to spend a weekend in northeast Sardinia

Wild and windswept, Italy’s second-largest island offers a weekend of active adventures, archaeological sites and some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean. 

Top chefs share their passion for the cuisine of southern Italy

From pillowy pasta topped with the best parmesan to fresh anchovies with Amalfi lemons, three chefs wax lyrical about southern Italian cuisine and share their favourite recipes.

Chef Angela Hartnett's guide to eating in Emilia-Romagna

From Bologna to Modena, Emilia-Romagna is arguably the Italian region most synonymous with fine food. Chef Angela Hartnett selects her favourite local dishes and shares her recipe for spinach and ricotta tortelli.

Meet the people keeping Venice's traditions alive, from glassblowers to winemakers

Discover the city’s long-held culinary and artisan traditions, doggedly preserved by a cast of characters, from vineyard-owners to glassblowers, even as overtourism threatens to eclipse ancient ways of life on the lagoon.

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.

Where to try traditional dishes in Lombardy, Italy

We round up the best places across the region to get your fix of authentic Lombard cuisine.

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.

How to spend a weekend in Lake Como

As northern Italy’s most exclusive getaway, Lake Como offers la dolce vita in spades —  lakeside glamour, rooftop dining and sleepy nooks — all easily explored in a slow-paced weekend.

11 of the best winter adventures in Lombardy, Italy

Whether you’re looking for adrenalin-packed action or simply want to unwind in renowned thermal baths, consider the Lombard mountains for a future trip. 

A neighbourhood guide to Milan

The world’s fashion capital has long conjured up images of runway shows and haute couture, but tucked away in hidden corners is the real Milan, a treasure trove of museums, public art, jewellers and gin bars.

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