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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
  • Trieste’s beaches Trieste is famous for lots of things, but its beaches are not really one of them. The city is, after all, an important industrial port, and the coastline in this part of Italy is largely r
  • Mantua's Bell Tower

    Mantua’s Torre dell’Orologio

    Mantua’s clocktower, or Torre dell’Orologio, located beside the Palazzo della Ragione (in the centrally located Piazze delle Erbe) is an interesting monument in its own right, but primaril
  • When is the best time to visit Mantua?

    One of the common questions that we get, for our Mantua travel guide, is when is the best time to visit the city? It’s a difficult question to answer, because, in general it comes down to person
  • 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
  • London Shopping Tips

    Shopping in London. 7 Tips from a personal shopper.

    In 2015 a record breaking 31.5 million people visited London as tourists, and amongst the attractions of museums, monuments, sporting events and entertainment, shopping is without doubt one of the hig
  • 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
  • Trieste's Klein Berlin

    Trieste’s Kleine Berlin

    Trieste's Kleine Berlin is a series of air raid shelters built during the Italian City's occupation by the Nazis in 1943.

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