Italy

Urban travellers are spoilt for choice when exploring the country that has left a cultural and culinary legacy to the world, arguably greater than any other. From revelling in La Dolce Vita in Rome, to visiting venerable Venice and Verona, frolicking in Florence, mooching around Milan and boozing it up in Bologna, Italy’s cities are both stunning and stimulating.

rome-horse-riding

There’s no need to gallop off into the countryside, because here in Rome horse-riding is going urban. We sent our local correspondent Giulia Riva to saddle an Italian stallion and find out more… Like every little girl growing up, I used to love unicorns and horses. While it proved impossible…

Weekend away in Venice

Whilst many claim that mass tourism has turned the merchant city of Venice into little more than an European museum, our expert on Italy, Alice Mulhearn, has a different story to tell… Nowhere on earth is as still as Venice at night. No street vendors, no tourists, no sound – only…

verona-city-break

If you come here to see Juliet’s balcony, you’ll be going home talking about everything else, says Alice Mulhearn, as she guides us through one of the world’s most romantic cities… In Verona there is a golden hour. It starts at around 6 o’clock – later during the languorous days…

seven-world-destinations

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do!” Giulia Riva is our Rome-based, born-and-bred, blogger and she’s here to show us how best to spend €500 in the Eternal City… come rain or shine. My first day back to work after a wonderful summer trip to Portugal and I was…

rome-things-to-do

Already thrown your two cents in the Trevi Fountain? Well what next? Here is our Rome-based expert Giulia Riva with her seven favourite "alternative" hotspots in the Italian capital...