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Florence, the capital of the Italian province of Tuscany, was established by Julius Caesar in 59BC as a settlement for veteran soldiers. This much celebrated city, considered to be the birthplace of the...

Words by Priya Joshi The strains of the theme tune to the Godfather drift on the air against the setting sun. It could only be Sicily. But the Club Med luxury resort is a world away from the drama of the...

For landlubbers yearning for tranquillity, Uniworld, voted ‘No. 1 River Cruise Line’ at Travel and Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards, offers the ultimate retreat for lovers of...

Europe is famed around the world for its plethora of beautiful, historic and culturally rich nations, all of which are well worth a visit and offer their own diverse charm – but even so, few have...

Looking for a final fling in the sunshine this autumn before the seasons make way for winter? As summer draws to a close and we move into September and October, it’s a great time of year to plan a last-minute...

They say that first impressions are everything, so when our taxi pulled up outside an unassuming building down a quiet side street in Rome’s historic centre, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. With...

Words by Adam Jacot de Boinod It’s true that other regions in Italy are lusher, have taller mountains, more fertile valleys and a more temperate climate. But in Tuscany and Umbria the serenity and joy...

If there’s one city that manages to successfully capture the essence of Italy, it can only be Florence. Famed for Dante’s ‘Divinia Commedia’ – the first great work of Italian literature to...

Words by Adam Jacot de Boinod The paradise of providence. That’s how I felt about Puglia in Spring. So fertile for its dry, hot climate. So uplifting with its masseria, the whitewashed farmhouses with...

When it comes to rooms with incredible views, it doesn’t get much better than the breath-taking Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, in Rome. Located directly opposite the iconic and historic Colosseum monument,...