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.

The best alternative European beach destinations

There’s more to European beaches than the Costa del Sol.

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

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

Exploring Abruzzo’s most beautiful villages

Many of Abruzzo’s villages are officially recognised as being among the most beautiful in Italy.

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.

Lifting the lockdown lid: rediscovering Italy’s finest attractions

As the country opens its door to tourists, we take a look at some of Italy’s lesser-known wonders.

The perfect pesto? In Liguria, of course

Author Rosie Whitehouse explains why you will never try a pesto as tasty as the one made in Liguria.

The best art cities in Friuli Venezia Giulia

FVG is jam-packed with beautiful art and architecture. Find out which sites have made it into our top five. 

Campanilismo Friulano

Friuli Venezia Giulia is a land of traditions, and its bell towers are amongst its most iconic. 

Star city

Friuli Venezia Giulia is home to numerous UNESCO sites, but one of the best is the star city of Palmanova.