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While tourists flock to enjoy the sandy beaches of Puglia, to photograph the adorable towns in the Cinque Terre or on the Amalfi Coast, to walk around historical cities like Florence and Bologna or the European capital of shopping, Milan,...

So, I have a bit of a thing for underrated cities. Turin is certainly one - it's gorgeous, fun, easy to live in, with great people, great food, great everything, but most tourists give it a miss, instead preferring to just...

Venice is the Marmite of Italian cities. Some love it, others hate it, but you can't know until you've tried. I'd wanted to go to Venice for ages, despite being convinced that I - a person who doesn't really like either crowds...

Despite spending practically every weekend joined at the hip - often starting with a cappuccino and brioche at Pepe and finishing with a glass of wine at the Drogheria, with some combination of aimless wandering/more coffee/Sicilian snacks/antiques markets in between...

You know those places that you often see from a distance, or drive past on your way to somewhere else, and every time you spot them again you think to yourself, "I really need to go there one day"? Well the...

You most likely won’t have heard of the Langhe unless you live in Italy (I certainly hadn’t until I moved to Piedmont), but the Italians absolutely rave about the place, and for good reason. Not only is the area encompassing Langhe-Roero-Monferrato arguably...

Sometimes (i.e. when I spend an awful lot of time and effort trying to get a job and end up tired and angry and still unemployed) I wonder why I bothered moving to Italy, rather than getting a nice, stable...