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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-preserved medieva
  • 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 summer beach hol
  • Trieste


    Trieste is one of Italy’s most intriguing cities. For reasons of history and geography Triest
  • Planning a trip to Italy on a budget – tips

    Italy is an amazing country to visit, but it can be expensive – particularly if you’re travelling around from city to city trying to take in all the sites. Planning a trip to Italy on a bu
  • Food Tourism in Italy – A Guide

    Food tourism in Italy is a growing sector, notwithstanding the fact that Italians have been producing some of the best food in the world for centuries. Producing great food is one thing, making it acc
  • 15 Travel Mistakes on a trip to Italy

    Travel mistakes in Italy. Having travelled and lived in Italy for the last twenty years, it’s safe to say I’ve made plenty of these travel mistakes. Italy, on the whole, is one of the easi
  • 15 contemporary italian novelists to read(who aren't Elena Ferrante)

    15 Contemporary Italian Writers You Should Read (who aren’t Elena Ferrante)

    Elena Ferrante's success is more than well-deserved, but don't forget that there are lots of other great Italian novelists out there. We've put together a list of our favourites here.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Franz Ferdinand rock Italy’s Home Festival

    It’s 9.00pm on a thursday evening, as Interpol take to the main stage at Home Festival, one of Italy’s newest and most promising festivals. The crowd is big, the vibe is good, and it manag
  • 5 Italian Cities to visit in 2015

      If you’ve set your sights on visiting Italy this year, but want to avoid the standard tourist traps of Venice, Florence and Rome, here’s a list of five beautiful and often overlooke
  • Piazza Unita d'Italia

    Trieste – 5 reasons to visit this overlooked historic city

    Trieste, once a major international crossroads, serving as a port for the mighty Hapsburg empire, is today somewhat on the periphery. Most tourists to Italy rarely venture up to that North Eastern Cor

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