Off the beaten track

Had it up to your ears with the herds of holidaymakers filling the galleries, museums, markets and piazzas in Italy’s world-famous art cities? Can’t bear the thought of bustling for bum-space on a beach bursting with billions of selfie-snapping sunbathers? If you want to enjoy a unique and authentically Italian experience far from the crowds, there’s only one thing to do: leave the well-trodden tourist routes behind you and head to one of these heavenly hideaways…

Dream pools

What makes the difference between any old pool and a dream pool? The size? the view? the service? From Venice to Vulcano, these hotel swimming pools get top scores for all three!

A bed on the beach?

There's nothing quite like falling asleep to the sound of waves. Especially when those waves are washing the shores of Marche, Tuscany, Campagna, Puglia, Sicily or Sardinia...

Beautiful inside & out: the 10 best hotel gardens in Italy

Even if you’re on your honeymoon, you’re unlikely to spend your entire vacation confined to your bedroom. Which is why hotels set in beautiful gardens are so irresistible... and why we compiled this list of ten of the best of them!

60 Additional reasons to visit Italy

Discover the italian treats for your delight!

The writing’s on the wall

Want to know what happens when the Italian street artist Opiemme turns up in town? Ask anybody who lives in Turin, Bologna, Genoa, Ariano Irpino or Menfi or, alternatively, just keep reading...

Time for a big fat Italian… wedding!

Whether you fancy tying-the-knot in the country, on the beach, by a lake, in the mountains, on an island or in a famous art city, Italy has any number of amazing hotels in which to make your dream wedding come true. Here are six of my favorites...

12 things to do in 2014 – in Italy!

Whichever time of year you choose to visit Italy, you can be sure there’s always going to be some kind of historic festival, food fair, or sporting event being celebrated. Here’s our month-by-month selection of some of the best!

5 Italian hotels with a view – to die for!

Beautiful inside - and out. It’s the combination of faultless service, impeccable interiors, and drop-dead gorgeous views that makes the difference between any old hotel and a dream hotel… dream hotels like these five incredibly panoramic properties in Capri, Taormina, Rome, Florence and Merano

Wellness with Wow! Factor

Italy has more than its fair share of truly amazing spa resorts, which is why, to help you choose, we’ve put together this list of 7 of the best of them!