When in the Italian region of Umbria, it’s nice to get away from the tourist crowds. Visiting Gubbio is one of the perfect places to get a true sense of the area’s history and culture.
The Way of St Francis is an important European pilgrimage route but many who walk it aren’t religious because it also takes you through the best of Italy!
These little white houses with their odd conical roofs have been here for centuries but have some surprisingly innovative design elements.
Head down south in Italy to the Salento area in Puglia and you’ll find a popular tourist destination for locals but one relatively undiscovered by foreigners.
This is pretty much the biggest music event in Italy with more than 100,000 people gathering to drink, sing and dance like their lives depend on it!
The mysterious Etruscans is one of the greatest races that never was. They founded Rome and the civilisation it became… yet we know so little of them.
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.
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.
Imagine spending three days in the kitchen of a Tuscan villa, learning how to make everything from pizza to tiramisu. Then imagine I’m really bad at it.