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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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.

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