As the country opens its door to tourists, we take a look at some of Italy’s lesser-known wonders.
Sit back and enjoy this kaleidoscope of colours.
Campo Ligure is the only remaining centre for filigree, the art of twisting threads of gold and silver.
Author Rosie Whitehouse tells the story of Italo Calvino, one of Italy’s greatest novelists.
The region around San Bartolomeo al Mare makes for excellent walking and cycling.
Liguria has some of the most stunning coastline in the Mediterranean making the Cinque Terre one of Italy’s top tourist attractions.
The chinotti oranges have been experiencing something of a revolution in recent years.
If you are looking for holiday inspiration, this area of Liguria guarantees an Italian break both relaxing and stimulating.
Revolutionary and intellectual, Rosie Whitehouse tells the story of Giuseppe Mazzini.
Author Rosie Whitehouse takes us fishing off the coast of Noli.
Mary Shelley’s summer on the Golfo dei Poeti was not as idyllic as you might think.
Author Rosie Whitehouse takes a tour of Genoa’s silk merchants.
The Barbary pirates ramsacked towns along the north African coast in the 16th century.
The story of Rinaldo Piaggio, creator of one of Italy’s icons – the Vespa.
Beppe Grillo — comedian, political activist, a founder of MoVimento 5 Stelle.