Especially if you're a foodie, part of the joy of travelling is indulging in the authentic cuisine of every place you visit - plus eating opens windows into the local culture in the tastiest of ways.
Italy offers a seemingly inexhaustible supply of bellissimi destinations and experiences, from history and culture stretching back millennia to epic eating to cutting-edge fashion to amazing beaches - and here's a look at our five major gateways.
Travel Wild Sardinia's fifth largest city, with around 60,000 inhabitants, is known especially as the gateway to and base for visiting the fabled nearby Costa Smeralda. But besides paradisiacal beaches,...
RSfotography Ah, magical Sardegna. It has some of Italy's most rugged, beautiful scenery; spectacular beaches including those of the jet-settish Costa Smeralda; exciting outoor adventures; and a distinctive history, language...
Roberto Taddeo If my last trip to Rome had been a pizza, its top two ingredients would've consisted of a great lodging in lovely medieval Trastevere and my route through...
STFMIC Earlier this year, northern Italy's lovely Emilia Romagna region - north of Tuscany, south of the Veneto - was highlighted by the influential travel-media giant Lonely Planet as one of...
In the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Italy's third largest city, the ancient queen of the country's south the Mezzogiorno, is a glorious contradiction.