There is nothing ugly in Venice. The islands of the Venetian lagoon are full of charm and beauty, not to mention a host of rarely glimpsed treasures.
There can be few walks as rewarding as one in Venice, entering churches filled with works by Bellini and Titian, climbing a campanile or simply turning a corner with another beautiful view to greet you.
The two most south-eastern regions of Italy offer more than just undiscovered beaches and spectacular landscapes.
This is one of Italy’s least travelled regions and is full of surprises.
Umbria, ‘The green heart of Italy’, is one of the country’s richest regions for art and architecture.
Named after the Greek god of the winds, the beautiful Aeolian Islands are situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea north east of Sicily.
The Grand Tourists used to say ‘See Naples and die’ such was its beauty.
Genoa feels ignored compared to other great cities of Italy, but it should not be missed.