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Our specialists return to Italy time and time again, expanding our knowledge of its places and discovering new sides to this intoxicating country. In these travel guides we share our thoughts on how you can get the most out of your trip to Italy. Whether you’re looking to focus your travels on a particular region such as Tuscany or you’re seeking out Venice’s lesser-known highlights, we’ll tell it like it is, based on what we've most enjoyed ourselves. We’ve also dived into particular aspects of Italian culture, giving our opinions about which of Italy’s many churches to visit, which Italian dishes to try, or how to explore historic Roman sites.

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Ideas for how to explore Italy

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Italy. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.


Manorala, Cinque Terre
Italy

Visiting the Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a collection of five historic fishing villages that are literally carved into the rocky shoreline of the Italian Riviera. Italy specialist Kerry-Ann talks about walking along their seaside trails and eating basil gelato on a windy seaside terrace.

Statue, Herculaneum
Italy

Unlocking Italy’s key Roman sites of Rome, Pompeii & Herculaneum

Italy has been at the forefront of so much: a military empire, art, architecture, cuisine and of course a penchant for style. For many however it’s still characterized by a handful of famous places. We highlight the key Roman sites of Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum.


Ancient statue, Palermo
Italy

Where to visit in Sicily

Beyond its azure waters and white pebbled beaches, Sicily offers a complex cultural experience, one that is seen in its Baroque churches, open-air markets, Greek ruins and complex cuisine. Discover why it’s the crossroads of the Mediterranean with Audley specialist Kimberly.

Gondolas, Venice
Italy

Secret canals & corners of Venice

Italy specialist Kimberly describes how to get off the beaten track in Venice and discover some of the city’s lesser-visited highlights. These include Venice’s lagoon islands, Castello, Cannaregio and Torcello and taking in the sights and sounds along the Zattere.

Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Tuscany
Italy

Basilicas, cathedrals & churches in Italy’s art cities

The focal point of history and culture for over 2000 years, Italy is perhaps understandably also the world’s pre-eminent destination when it comes to its art and architecture. This guide highlights its basilicas, cathedrals and churches, and the priceless artworks contained within them.


Italian market produce
Italy

Food highlights of Italy

Italy specialist Caroline talks about her love of Italian food in this guide, focusing on the more renowned culinary cities and regions. She also talks about her experiences of creating pasta, catching fresh fish for dinner in Sorrento, wine tasting in Tuscany's Chianti region and where to eat like a local.

Positano, Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast Region

Our expert guide to exploring the Amalfi Coast & Capri

Italy specialist Caroline picks some of her top things to see and do on and around the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Highlights include driving along the Amalfi coast, taking a boat tour of Capri, and hiking the Path of the Gods and Path of the Forts.

Alley in old town San Gimignano, Tuscany
Tuscany

Hidden highlights of Tuscany

This guide describes some of the lesser-known highlights of the Tuscany region. Our Italy specialist Kimberly has included her top things to see and do in Florence, Siena and San Gimignano as well as truffle hunting and honey tasting.