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Italy is one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations – not surprisingly, given the concentration of art, architecture, history, culture, and gastronomy. Italians will proudly tell you that they have the biggest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites of any single country  (true, and admirable, but perhaps also a call to check the Euro-centric viewpoint of UNESCO). Italy itself is a fiercely regional country, where each region, province, and down to the smallest of towns jealously guards its own identity, tradition, history and culture. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, we have a collection of Italian travel tips here, as well as Italian city guides, travelogues and much more.  If you have an Italian travel story, why not share it with TMO readers – you can send it for publication here.

  • Bologna Bologna, the capital of the Emilia-Romagna province, is a wealthy city with a well-prese
  • Trento

    Trento (or Trent in English), is the capital of the Italian Trentino region, in the North-East of th
  • Rimini Rimini, on the Italian Adriatic coastline, is synonymous for many Italians with the summ
  • Trieste


    Trieste is one of Italy’s most intriguing cities. For reasons of history and geography Triest
  • Mantua

    Mantua (Mantova in Italian) is a fantastic city to visit in Lombardy, in Northern Italy. With a popu
  • Perugia - capital of the Umbria Region

    23 of the best places to vacation in Italy Where to go for the best Italian vacation? That’s an almost impossible question to answer, given that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world (see some of
  • Visiting Italy in July – five things to consider

    Visting Italy in July is a popular time for most tourists (The UK Gov statistics, for example, show that overseas travel peaks in july-sep). There are plenty of pros and cons to visiting Italy in July
  • The Palazzo Te, Mantua

    Mantua’s Palazzo Te is one of the must-see sights in this beautiful city. A large sprawling palace, the summer residence of the Gonzaga family, the Palazzo Te is just a short walk from Mantua
  • Trieste’s Piazza Unità d’Italia If you’re just going to see one place in Trieste, it’s got to be the amazing Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia (formerly know as both Piazza San Pietro and Piazza Grande
  • Castello Miramare – Trieste

    Castle Miramare, built overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, is one of the main tourist attractions in Trieste, allowing visitors to take a glimpse back into how the 19th Century European Aristocracy lived
  • Bologna's Sala Borsa, Piazza Nettuno

    The Sala Borsa – a cultural oasis

    Bologna’s Sala Borsa, the old city stock exchange, is a must see, in part because of its art nouveau architecture, in part because of its roman ruins in the basement, and in part simply because
  • Trento – 10 things to see and do in this Alpine City

    Trento, in Northern Italy has lots going for it – it’s easy to reach from places like Milan, Bologna, Venice or Florence, and yet it’s a world away in many ways. It’s where Ita
  • Bologna's Jewish Ghetto

    Bologna’s Jewish Ghetto Bologna’s Jewish Ghetto is small but a deeply moving place to the traveller visiting this medieval city. At its heart is the Jewish Museum (Museo Ebraico) in Via Valdonica, a small b
  • Emilia-Romagna’s Motor Valley

    Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati, Lamborghini and more – Emilia-Romagna’s Motor Valley makes for a unique holiday destination for motor enthusiasts. Home to two world-class motor racing circuit

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