A trip to Italy is a trip like no other. It's a feast for the senses, and you never get bored. The Italian lifestyle is laid-back, social and all about la dolce vita - it's a struggle to leave and not want to emigrate straight back. From the Italian cuisine (hello freshly made pasta and pizza) to the vibrant arts and culture scene, it's a playground for all ages. It's like they took every good point of each European country and fit it all into one small boot-shaped beauty. Beaches on the Amalfi Coast, vineyards in the rolling Tuscan countryside, plus history and culture, world-class art and seriously impressive architecture absolutely everywhere. If you can't tell, we're totally in love.

10 Best Beaches in Puglia

Puglia, the heel on the ‘boot’ of Italy, is really spoilt for choice for the coastline. This spit of land is larger than most people first imagine, and actually has the longest stretch of coastline of any desti...
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Unusual Pizza Recipes to Try on Holiday

Margherita pizza may be an international classic, but these days Italy's producing some considerably more inventive recipes. A huge selection of Oliver's Travels villas boast traditional pizza ovens, ...

Taking a Trip Through Hidden Tuscany

Anyone who's been lucky enough to visit Tuscany will agree that its stunning rolling landscapes make it one of the most beautiful travel destinations around. There is food that makes your mouth water, and don't...
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Top 5 Food and Wine Tours in Tuscany

What comes to mind when you think of Tuscany? Perhaps it’s the cityscape of Florence, steeped in history and dominated by the grand Duomo cathedral. Maybe it’s the rolling green and yellow fields of the Tuscan ...

Most Beautiful Towns and Villages in Umbria

Often referred to as the green heart of Italy, Umbria is a treasure trove of exploration. You couldn't possibly ignore Umbria's fertile landscape, olive groves or seducing vineyards. But it’s also easy to get s...
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Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Travel Guide

The Amalfi Coast, or the Costiera Amalfitana, as it is known to locals, is a true bucket list destination. It may only be 30-miles long, but this vertiginous land of sheer drop terraces and peachy-hued towns is...

Best Family Activities in Puglia

It's time to take your little ones on holiday, and you've had your sights set on Puglia for a while. Let us begin by saying that you've made an excellent choice - Puglia holidays perfectly embody the spirit of ...
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Top of the Props : Italy

Home to an array of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rich culture, mouth-watering cuisine and stunning coastlines - it's no wonder Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world! So, whether you want to explore...

Best Beaches in Sardinia

Sardinia might not be the first place you'd instinctively look to for tropical-esque beaches in Europe, but once there, you'll find white sandy beaches and emerald coloured waves, all of which are only a mere f...

Top 10 Best Villas for a Wedding in Italy

Thinking about getting married in Italy? Felicitazioni! Italy is a sound choice for British couples who are looking to tie the knot abroad: beautiful weather (almost) always guaranteed, great wines and food, an...

Top 10 Must-Visit Historical Sites in Italy

Think of Italy and the country’s rich history is bound to come to mind. Antiquity, renaissance, modernity… century after century, Italy has left its undeniable marks on western culture. Plenty of these marks, t...

Top 5 Historical Sites in Umbria

With vast, green hills and orchards filled with olives, Umbria is one of Italy’s most beautiful regions – but in amongst all of nature’s wonders lie some sites of real historical interest, just a few of which we’ve narrowed down i...

Top 5 Villas in the Italian Lakes

Set beneath a mountainscape of snow-capped peaks and surrounded by peaceful beaches, Baroque gardens and waterside cottages, the glittering glacial waters of the Italian Lakes are as captivating in the flesh as...
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Top 10 Villas in Sicily

Pretty ancient streets, beaches for days and postcard views - Sicily will most oblige. So, whether you’re hoping for a spot of antique shopping, or wanting to tuck into the bountiful produce, your senses w...

The Italian Lakes Travel Guide

Aside from being incredibly easy on the eye, the lake-dotted landscape also lends itself to some pretty special outdoor adventures including hikes, cruises and water sports - making this a destination for all. ...

Best Foodie Experiences in the Italian Lakes

As is true in much of the rest of the country, meals in the Italian Lakes are usually long and leisurely affairs that roll on for hours. You’ll spot plates of fresh lake fish, cheese-topped polenta and risotto ...