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    City life: Palermo

    The Romans, Arabs and Normans all left their mark on the picturesque Sicilian capital, where boisterous back streets and open-air markets collide to create a joyous sense of anarchy Read More»

  • Grand Canal, Venice. Image: Getty

    Sleep: Venice

    This Italian city may be well trodden by tourists, but its accommodation is anything but predictable, whether you want to stay in a neo-gothic grande dame or a converted flour… Read More»

  • Fanes Valley. Image: Jack Southan

    The Dolomites: Take a hike

    A hike in the Italian mountains takes in the best and worst of the elements, with some hair-raising drops to negotiate along the way Read More»

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    Heli-skiing: Blades of glory

    For some really wild skiing, take a helicopter into Italy’s Alta Valsesia Natural Park, where the only other tracks will be paw prints Read More»

  • Ognissanti Church and Refectory. Image: Getty

    Top 5: Art in Florence

    Skip the queues at the Uffizi and Accademia galleries — some of Florence’s masterpieces can be seen in a church chapel or even a zoology museum Read More»

 
 

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  • Grand Canal, Venice. Image: Getty

    Italy

    Sleep: Venice

    This Italian city may be well trodden by tourists, but its accommodation is anything but predictable, whether you want to stay in a neo-gothic grande dame or a converted flour… Read More»

  • Image: SuperStock

    Italy

    Heli-skiing: Blades of glory

    For some really wild skiing, take a helicopter into Italy’s Alta Valsesia Natural Park, where… Read More»

  • Voilet artichoke

    Italy

    A taste of Venice

    Bound to the water that envelops it, the cuisine and wine from these lagoon islands… Read More»

  • Kayaking the coastline of Torre Sant’Andrea

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    In pictures: Puglia

    Puglia — the heel in Italy’s boot — is a sumptuous and unspoilt region famed… Read More»