The volcano that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii 2000 years ago is still active – and just dares you to climb it!
Even without staying on the island, it’s easy to get a taste of the rich and famous lifestyle with a day trip to Capri from Naples.
With a map to follow – and key sites to look out for – here is everything you need to know to see the best of Pompeii independently.
Built more than 400 years ago, this villa in the Italian town of Tivoli is one of the finest examples of renaissance architecture and gardens in the world.
The ruins of Hadrian’s epic compound in Tivoli show an insight into the wealth and power of the Roman Empire in the second century.
The pass offers free tickets and fast-track entries. I crunch the numbers to see if you can get value from the card.
San Gimignano is a city of towers. Fourteen in total these days (although at one point there were as many as 72!).
The old Italian company town of Crespi d’Adda reveals a time in history when employees cared about the welfare of their workers and families.
The Perugina chocolate factory Who knew that making chocolate would be so filthy! It’s only when I look down to see my hands covered, my shoes with drips on them and my apron smeared with brown traces of fingers, that I realise there is no clean way to do this. I’m having a chocolate-making lesson […]