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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of Italy

Food, history, romance – Italy has got it all. Here's your guide to get your slice of la dolce vita

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Italy... by low cost airline

The cheapest flights to Italy's coveted destinations - plus what to do there once you arrive...

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Short break in Bologna, Italy

The food capital of Italy makes a delicious destination for a long weekend – and offers medieval marvels, lively bars and fast cars too

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Short break: Verona, Italy

Ancient and artistic Verona offers a quiet alternative to Italy's crowded cities. Susie Maggie Thorne discovers the secrets of this picturesque, peaceful destination

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The 5 best places to cycle in Italy

From gentle rides from one vineyard to the next, up to spectacular mountain climbs, Italy offers something for cyclists of all levels … and inclinations!

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First 24 hours: Venice, Italy

Venice – a patchwork of islands floating off north Italy – is one dreamy spot, but can be confusing to navigate. Resident Gillian Price helps you get the most out of this magical city

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Ciao Bella! Italy’s most beautiful hikes

From the other-worlds peaks of the Dolomites to the hilltop towns of Tuscany, these hikes take you to the very heart of Italy – its people, landscapes and, of course, its cuisine

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10 fantastic food festivals in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Emilia Romagna is the birthplace of Italy's finest foods (think Parma ham, balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese) – so if you love authentic delicacies, don't miss these festivals

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9 amazing books to read before you visit Italy

From Walking in the Dolomites to the zest of Helena Attlee's The Land Where Lemons Grow, Jude Brosnan recommends 9 incredible books to give you a whole new perspective on Italy

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Get outdoors in Italy's northern regions

From alpine meadows to sunny vineyards, northern Italy’s regions all offer a spectacular canvas for active experiences outdoors...

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5 reasons to visit Rimini, Italy

With stunning golden beaches, beautiful historic architecture and a burgeoning street food scene, Rimini is one of Italy’s greatest hidden gems.

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Italy’s 5 most stylish motor museums

In Italy it seems everything is a work of art: cars, scooters... and the museums that celebrate them. Here are five of the most stylish.

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8 things you must do in Italy

Think you’ve done Italy? Here’s a list of activities guaranteed to show you another side of this most beloved of European destinations

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5 reasons you must visit Naples, Italy

Intense, passionate and flavoursome, Naples is Italy in technicolour. From incredible food and quirky crafts to layer after layer of history, here’s why you need to get there now

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The poster wars of southern Italy

Our man in Calabria realises that he's not a visitor anymore when he gets caught up in a local elections poster war

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5 hidden gems you must visit in Puglia, Italy

Known as ‘The Garden of Italy’, Puglia combines the best of Italy - the food, the wine, the history, the culture, the art and beaches. Author Chloe Esposito reveals five of its lesser known highlights

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Short break in Siena, Italy

Last year you, Wanderlust readers, voted Siena the best city in Europe. Amid medieval streets, towering houses and chianti wines, Daisy Cropper finds out why

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Italy's Majella National Park

A trip to the Apennines highlights why this region is such a year-round lure for the citizens of nearby Rome – and visitors from further afield

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Italy as you've never seen it before: 13 historical photos brought to life

This collection of antique photochromes and coloured prints is a fascinating document of Italy in the 1900s – and a reminder of what is about the country that wins every visitor’s heart

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Ciao bella! Italy’s 7 most beautiful beaches

From small coves in quaint fishing villages to long swathes of sand that wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean, Italy has beaches to suit every mood. Here are 7 of the most beautiful...

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La Dolce Vita! 7 trips to enjoy Italy's landscapes, wildlife and lust for life

With great food, good wine and a landscape created by the Gods, Italy is the land of La Dolce Vita (The Good Life). These trips will help you positively revel in it....

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Matera, Italy short break: The best things to do in 2019's European City of Culture

Nearly 70 years after it was abandoned as ‘Italy’s shame’, Matera is one of two 2019 European Capitals of Culture – but this city of caves is not the only draw in Basilicata, says Gareth Clark

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10 things to do for free in Siena, Italy

Wanderlust readers voted Siena their favourite European city in last year’s Travel Awards and it’s not hard to see why. Daisy Cropper explains how to stay on budget in one of Europe’s most magical cities

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Five ways to experience local culture in Italy

Want a fast track to la dolce vita? Do what the locals do, says Casey Mead...

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Short break: Palermo, Italy

Sicily is a scenic joy, from its volcanoes to this year's Italian Capital of Culture – Palermo – whose food and history offer a fine initiation...

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Italians and snakes

Nadia Attura faces her fears as Italy goes snake crazy

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The best things to do in Florence, Italy

Whether visiting on a long weekend break or a day trip, experience authentic Italia with romantic viewpoints, artistic masterpieces, and Florentine steak in the cradle of the Renaissance...

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3 traditional Easter recipes from the South of Italy

Throw an Easter dinner party with classic Casatiello, Ciaudedda and U’ cutturidd’ recipes from the Italian South, taken from Katie Parla's new recipe book...

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Trails through Tuscany

Tackling Tuscany on foot is a delightful and far quieter way to take in Italy's beautiful heartland, says Paul Morrison

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Sicily's top 10 must-see sights

Our featured blogger, Samantha, lists the places you must visit on Italy's most varied and spectacular island

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Photo Gallery: 6 incredible unique moments captured by Martin Parr

British photographer Martin Parr has made his name with quirky, humorous and satirical images. Here are 6 of his best, from Italy and Greece to the USA

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My five favourite Italian dishes

Our blogger of the week, Meraid Griffin, has just returned from Italy and nominates her favourite Italian dishes. What are yours?

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Top 5 things to do with kids in Verona

Compact and lively, with great food and plenty to do, Italy's poetic and romantic city, Verona, is the perfect size for a family adventure, says Nichola West (Globalmouse)

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A local's tour of Venice

In winter Italy’s waterside wonder can be magically quiet – or bedlam during Carnival in February. Whichever you prefer, Anne Hanley highlights its treasures

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5 stunning Italian Christmas markets

Smaller and more intimate than the famous German markets, Italy’s ‘Mercatino di Natale’ offer a more intimate and traditional Christmas experience. Here are five of the best

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Top 8 places in the world for landscape photography, by Charlie Waite

British photographer Charlie Waite has travelled the world, photographing unique and colourful landscapes. Here are his picks of the world’s greatest places for landscape photography, including Italy, Burm

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5 reasons to visit Italy’s prettiest mountain region: Three Peaks in the Dolomites

The Three Peaks region in the Dolomites is arguably the world’s most beautiful adventure playground, with hiking, cycling and artful alpine cuisine just three of the reasons to visit...

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A cavernous weekend in Basilicata

A walking tour of the instep of Italy's boot throws up a world of underground delights and more than a little religious enlightenment

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3 luxurious but oh-so-simple Italian recipes

If you don't want to break the bank on a trip to Italy, recreate the best of Italian cuisine in your kitchen at home...

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Puglia's hidden secrets

Our featured blogger, Michelle Summerville, shines the spotlight on Italy's most underrated region

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Blog of the Week: Ferrara by bike

Deborah Cater loves European cities. In this week's Blog of the Week she takes on the madness of Italy on two wheels

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Sardinia’s secret places: 5 hidden corners you must visit

From deserted white sand beaches to the atmospheric remains of ancient civilisations, author Rosanna Ley reveals the undiscovered gems on Italy’s most beautiful island

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Seafood recipes from the Amalfi Coast

Summer is on its way... Honest. Rustle up these simple seafood feasts from Italy's sunny shores to bring a bit of warmth back to your kitchen

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Alta Badia: 5 reasons to visit this secret Italian valley

You haven’t heard of it, but you need to visit. Whether you’re a hiker, cyclist, foodie or all three, Alta Badia – the cultural heart of Italy's South Tyrol – is the perfect summer destination…

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Discover the hidden Italian region of South Tyrol

South Tyrol is Italy as you haven’t experienced it before. This northern region, tucked up against Austria and Switzerland, enjoys over 300 days a year of sunshine. The food is hearty, the wines refreshing and the landscapes epic....

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2019’s best new trips for great journeys

Trek Croatia's crowd-free trails, embark on a classic road trip in USA, and cruise Italy's Aeolian Islands. There’s the perfect epic adventure for you out there – whether by foot, wheel, rail or sail...

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2019’s top trips for active adventures

Fancy hiking Peru's Rainbow Mountain? Cycling vineyards in Veneto, Italy? Or kayaking the Turkish coast? These unforgettable trips will get your adrenaline flowing, thighs sighing and hearts soaring...

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5 reasons foodies must visit Emilia Romagna in autumn and winter

From Parma ham to balsamic vinegar, Emilia Romagna in Italy is foodie heaven. Help them celebrate their bounty this autumn and winter at these extraordinary festivals in medieval towns across the region

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9 trips with the world's top tour guides

We have announced the winners of the Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2018. From overlanding in West Africa to walking in Italy and cruising the Mekong, here’s how you can have an amazing trip with them

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Photo Gallery: 22 exceptional landscape photos by Charlie Waite

Leading landscape photographer Charlie Waite is famous for bringing a colourful 'painterly' style to pictures, from Scotland to Myanmar to Italy. Here are 22 of his most memorable landscape shots...

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11 tasty foodie trips to tantalise your tastebuds

Food and drink make for some of our top travel memories. Explore the world, one cuisine at a time, with these delicious foodie-themed journeys, including Italy, Thailand and Peru

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10 of the best dog-friendly beaches in Europe

26 August marks World Dog Day – so what better way to treat your best friend than with a waggy-tailed romp on these beautiful beaches in Croatia, Spain, Italy and beyond?

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Best walking tours: 9 epic treks from the Himalaya to the Amalfi Coast

Lace up your boots for these hot global hikes, including walks in Nepal, China, Italy and Turkey. From tough terrains to easy strolls, there's something to suit everyone...

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