Italy away from the crowds: introducing Friuli Venezia Giulia

From ancient UNESCO sites to stunning mountain ranges and lagoon beaches, this little-visited region has it all.

The monasteries that hover in the air: exploring Meteora

A forest of sandstone pillars, iron grey and water scarred, rise straight up from the valley floor.

Along the Via Emilia: exploring Italy’s most beautiful art towns

Discover some of the country’s finest architecture along this Roman road.

The best castles in Emilia‑Romagna

Those with a penchant for history will not be short of places to visit in this part of Italy.

Waterfalls, saffron and long lost civilizations: discovering northern Greece

Greece is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, yet the country’s north remains fairly off the beaten track.