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On the northeastern side of Rome, Abruzzo stretches from the Apennine mountains to the Adriatic Sea. This is the land of a thousand castles, the highest mountains in Central Italy and vast tracts of more


Italy’s canyon country is sparsely populated, but littered with Greek remains, castles, abbeys, fascinating cities, the Mediterranean’s most perfect example of a troglodyte settlement and some of Italy’s best beaches. ‘Earth as it was more


In the ‘toe’ of Italy’s ‘boot’ where mountains and sea collide, Calabria is remote, rugged and virtually untouched by tourism, with not one but three national parks and a 600 mile coastline lapped by more
Campania and Amalfi Coast Holidays

Campania and Amalfi Coast Holidays

Amalfi Coast villas offer the chance to see the wonders of Italy. Campania and the Amalfi Coast‘s natural wonders are as wild as Italy gets, from a smouldering volcano to belching, sulphurous springs and more
Emilia-Romagna Holidays, Holidays in Bologna

Emilia-Romagna Holidays

Holidays in Emilia-Romagna and Bologna: Vacations to remember. Bologna is a supremely welcoming, approachable city, with none of the artistic airs and graces found in neighbouring Florence. In terms of visitor numbers, the only more

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Italy’s easternmost region, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a sliver of coastline across the Adriatic Sea from Venice. The region’s slogan has Lucifer kicking Adam and Eve out of paradise, and Adam saying, ‘Don’t worry, darling, we’ more

Le Marche

The lesser-known Marche (pronounced mahr-key) region is in the calf of Italy’s long, tapering boot, next to the ‘Chiantishire’ of Tuscany and Umbria. Here towns are on a human scale where life is slow more


Lovely Liguria is consistently underrated by most visitors, who shoot through the region en route to the familiar delights of Tuscany. Many misguidedly think that picture-perfect Portofino is the only resort worth visiting and more
Lake Como


Milan is Italy’s business, fashion and design capital. In this style-conscious city, you can spot hotels, clubs, cafes, restaurants and even flower shops that have been ‘branded’ by the major designers. Beyond Milan is more
Molise - Alex Long - Long Travel


‘Molise – the new Tuscany’?  Not even ‘the new Puglia’ at the wildest stretch of the imagination. It’s more like ‘the old Abruzzo’ but even less developed. The charms of Molise remain a mystery more


Surrounded on three sides by the Alps and sharing borders with France and Italy, Piedmont or Piemonte, takes its name from the Italian ‘foot in the mountains’.  But there are also sparkling lakes, lands more
Puglia Holidays, Holidays in Apulia-Puglia

Puglia Holidays

Stunning destinations for perfect holidays in Apulia-Puglia. Known as the ‘spur’ of the Italian boot, the beautiful Gargano Promontory is in the north of Apulia, straddling the sea and plains. It is a place more
Rome City Breaks, Lazio and Rome Holidays, Central-western Italy

Rome City Breaks

Holidays in Lazio and Rome city breaks offer something for everyone. Rome could probably be considered the world’s greatest outdoor museum. All roads lead to the past, and every pavement, piazza and pathway is more
Sardinia Holidays, Holidays in Sardinia, Sardinian Holiday

Sardinia Holidays

An eclectic mix of fine food, culture and glorious beaches. One of the highlights of holidays to Sardinia is the fact that all around you are the archaeological sites for which the island is so more
Sicily Holidays, Holidays in Sicily, Sicilian Holiday

Sicily Holidays

Sicilian holidays offer a cultural extravaganza. The island of Sicily, located between Europe and Africa, has always been both blessed and cursed by its neighbours. Since the dawn of time, every empire has marched more

Trentino-South Tyrol

Trentino – South Tyrol is Italy’s northernmost region. It is bounded by Austria, Switzerland, the Veneto and Lombardy and riven by soaring mountain ranges. The towering peaks of the Alps and the Dolomites preside more
Tuscany Holidays, Holidays in Tuscany, Central-western Italy

Tuscany Holidays

Holidays in Tuscany offer quintessential feasts for eyes and palate. The regional lifestyle is arguably the greatest lure for travellers seeking holidays in Tuscany, with villa-living being the ideal. The Tuscans seem to have more


Umbria Holidays: Sample the Heart of Italy Italian holidays in Umbria should begin in the capital, Perugia, which is a venerable university town with a lovely medieval centre, although it was originally an Etruscan more
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Val d’Aosta

Set in the northwest corner of Italy, sharing borders with France and Switzerland, surrounded by Europe’s highest Alpine peaks, the Valle d’Aosta is Italy’s smallest province dominated by the spectacular Monte Bianco. Straddling France more


The Veneto is celebrating Unesco’s recent decision to declare the Dolomites a Unesco World Heritage site. Along with the Veneto’s four Unesco cultural sites, the region now possesses its first site of outstanding natural more