Five Things to Do with Under-Fives in Tuscany

The art galleries and Renaissance palaces of Tuscany may not be the most obvious choice for a family holiday with small children, but this beautiful and varied region has plenty to offer little ones - starting ...
Commedia dell arte

The Amazing Art of Commedia dell’Arte in Italy

If the words in this title didn't mean much to you, there's still a good chance that you've seen a film, play or television programme that borrowed heavily from the traditions of the Commedia dell'Arte. A maske...
Cycling in Italy

The Top Cycling Routes in Italy

When it comes to cycling in Europe, Italy is the place to be. The planned VenTo cycle path, if built, will soon cover 679 kilometres of the country and connect major cities in the north - but while yo...

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Italy

Italy is a magical country, and we think that everyone should visit the country at least once. Still unsure? We have made a list of our top 10 reasons for visiting Italy which perhaps will sway your mind! 1. H...
olive oil tasting italy

Top Olive Oil Tasting Experiences in Italy

After a long day in the Italian sunshine, there's no better way to relax than to find a little bar in a medieval mountain hamlet and sit in the shade sipping a refreshing glass of... olive oil. Honest! Many vis...
Italysss finest cooking courses

Italy’s 3 Finest Cookery Courses

Holidays in Italy provide endless chances to indulge in some truly wonderful cuisine. If you enjoy the food as much as we do, why not sign up to a cookery course so you can take the tastes of Italy back home with you? Take a look at th...
The Colosseum - Oliver's Travels (Image Via Matt J Carbone on Flickr)

5 Of Italy’s Must-See Spots

Tourists visiting Italy are always spoilt for choice, not only in terms of the wealth of art, history, and cuisine to explore, but also thanks to Oliver's Travels' huge range of stunning holiday properties. To ...

Top 10 Things To Do In Umbria

Located right in the middle of Italy’s infamous ‘boot’, Umbria is brimming with history and natural beauty, and is among our best regions for luxury villas and vacation rentals in Italy. It's such a great reaso...

Top Prosecco Tasting Vineyards in Italy

There's nothing much better on a sunny summer afternoon than a chilled glass of Prosecco, except perhaps enjoying that glass in the lush surroundings of an Italian vineyard. Produced in the Prosecco valley...

How To Enjoy The Perfect Tuscan Getaway

With its spectacular Renaissance cities and undulating, vineyard-dotted hills, Tuscany is a wonderful holiday destination. For a truly unforgettable Tuscan break, we recommend using one of our luxury Italian vi...
Italian Lake

Exploring the Italian Lakes

Italy in my mind’s eye is always beautiful whatever the time of year; Rome with its art, culture and awe inspiring architecture or Sardinia with its emerald green sea. The Lakes are known to be one of the most ...