Introducing the country
“I came, I saw, I conquered”, were the words of Italy’s most famous figure Julius Caesar. And every year, nearly 50 million tourists come to visit this cultural paradise to be able t...
“I came, I saw, I conquered”, were the words of Italy’s most famous figure Julius Caesar. And every year, nearly 50 million tourists come to visit this cultural paradise to be able to say the same.
With around 61 million inhabitants, Italy is the fifth most populous country in Europe. Although its bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia to its north, most of this ancient country is lined by the Tyrrhenian, Adriatic and Ionian Seas resulting in some spectacular coastline.
Once Italy has you in its clutches, you’ll be embraced by its history, age-old charm and devastatingly romantic attractions. And after you’ve taken time to appreciate the outstanding cuisine, Renaissance treasures and mass of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – of which Italy has more than any other country in the world – you’re sure to be forever in love with Italian culture.
November 30, 2016 Roam around Rome: 5 things you must do in Italy’s Eternal City
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November 18, 2016 Wining and Dining in Rome: How to Eat Your Way Around Italy's Capital
Julianna Tolan takes us on a foodie's tour of Rome with her guide to the best things to eat in the Italian capital and her...Read more
November 14, 2016 Mortadella, Tagliatelle & Tortellini: An Insider's Guide to the Tastes of Bologna
Sampling the city's freshest pasta and full-bodied flavours, Linda Volpe reveals Bologna’s must-eats and where to find them....Read more
October 28, 2016 Burning Ambition: Five of the Best Volcanoes to Hike
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September 30, 2016 Venice On a Budget: A Backpacker's Guide to The City of Canals
It's no secret that Venice is expensive, but with Alice Ford's expert tips and tricks you can visit the City of Canals on...Read more
September 14, 2016 The Best Kept Secret In Venice: The Islands Of The Floating City
Draped over more than 100 small islands, Venice is where the land meets the sea. From a speck of land where glass-making...Read more
August 31, 2016 Europe's Best Islands for Groups
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April 22, 2016 Amazing European Rail Journeys to Make Your Jaw Drop
From peaks and mountains to coasts and cliffs, Europe has some of the world's most sublime railway journeys.Read more
March 9, 2016 Romantic Italian Hotspots
In fair Italy, where we set our scene, you'll find five devastatingly romantic destinations in which to start your love story.Read more
March 8, 2016 Art Museums Worth Queuing For
With iconic sculptures and world famous paintings, these European museums are worth the wait.Read more
March 4, 2016 5 Reasons Why Bologna Needs To Be On Your Travel To-Do-List
Bologna is an epicurean's Eden, a history buff's heaven and an art lover's wonderland.Read more
Best way to get around
Trains are reasonably priced with connections to and from all the major cities.
If you're planning on exploring the countryside, the best way to travel is by car.