Palermo, the capital city of Sicily, is a fantastic mix of baroque beauty, exotic street markets and luscious food. Although still a little ignored by international travellers, this is a truly intriguing place that enchants visitors with its impressive history, distinctive culture and buzzing atmosphere. Read more

Naples is unlike anywhere else you’ll go in Italy. It’s loud and chaotic, sure, but it’s also one of the most fascinating places you’ll find here and you shouldn’t miss it. Winter is perhaps one of the most rewarding times to visit the city, with mild temperatures and fewer tourists. Here’s my idea of a perfect weekend in the city. Read more

Many people say that Naples is one of those places that you either love or hate, but to really understand this amazing city and its incredible character you should go beyond the most popular tourist sites, there’s so much more to do and learn! Let me share with you a few ideas to add to your itinerary…
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One of Italy’s best kept secret (not for long though, I fear…), Basilicata is the perfect destination if you are after an authentic Italian experience, thanks to an unspoiled countryside, crystalline waters, warm hospitality and a delicious, rustic cuisine. Read more

With 7 Blue Flag beaches, super-friendly people and amazing food, Calabria is a true gem of southern Italy, yet international travelers rarely venture to this place. Intrigued by a general lack of guidebooks dedicated to this region (enough to say that Lonely Planet doesn’t even have one), I flew to Lamezia Terme to find out more about what Calabria has to offer. Read more

Last week I set off for a week-long exploration of the long heel of Italy’s boot in search of sights, tastes, and gorgeous seascapes… Read more

So, what do you do when you have 4 days out of the office and you need a break from it all, with sea, sunshine, good food and amazing scenery? You head south, of course! And this time I chose to venture to the heel of the country: Puglia’s Salento region. Read more

I first heard of Procida when reading Elsa Morante’s novel “Arturo’s Island” at school and I never really thought of it as a place worth travelling to, especially since it’s often overshadowed by the more popular and glamorous Capri and Ischia nearby. However, I’ve recently decided to give it a chance and guys, what a discovery! Read more