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Much like London Stansted, Paris Beauvais, and Brussels Charleroi, the airport known as Milano Bergamo isn't really anywhere near the city it's named after. In fact, Bergamo's Orio al Serio is a good 50 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of...

Turin is the Italian capital of understated chic. The pocket-sized Paris of Piedmont, this place is innately - yet subtly - stylish, with an air of elegance which quietly, politely reminds visitors of the city's historical importance. Despite its regal past,...

At 7.54 p.m., you arrive at your regular supermarket looking windswept and flushed having realized, six minutes before the store closed, that you have nothing at all left in the cupboard, except for four strawberries, the dregs of a tub...

Whenever it rains here in Turin - and I honestly mean every single time - someone chuckles as they say to me, "You should be used to this, you're from England". But just because we've grown up with near-constant drizzle and...

The Italian Riviera. It sounds glamorous, doesn't it? And it can be, I guess. But it's a place I've stayed far away from since moving to Italy. Liguria and I have a bit of a complicated relationship, you see. As well...

When you move away from your home country to spend a few years elsewhere, you definitely have a picture in your mind of how life abroad will be. But sometimes, you don't get what you bargained for. FASHION: The expectation: I was pretty...

I first discovered Nervi while living in Genoa. I'd got a bit fed up of not having any friends, and had done a quick Google search to find somewhere to visit for the afternoon after work, with the restriction that...

This summer, apart from a toccata e fuga weekend in Germany for my friend's wedding, I was stuck in Italy. For the first time in years, I didn't really know what to do with myself. By the time I’d started thinking...

I know, I know, if you come from the rainy UK, a week in Italy in the summer is probably something you fantasise about, but let me assure you that spending the entire month of August in an Italian city...

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,...