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Italy

Italy
The Essential

Italy has more than one ace up its boot! This elegant and generous nation is made up of twenty highly distinctive regions, which put together, paint a picture of unrivalled artistic, architectural and natural wealth.
The Dolomites, Lake Geneva and the duomo of Milan are just a few of the treasures of northern Italy, while Rome, Capri and Pompei are some of the iconic names of southern Italy. And let’s not forget Venice and its Grand Canal, Florence or Pisa, all emblematic of Tuscany whose light is so beautiful at sunset. Your journey may also take you to Sicily and Sardinia, where you will marvel at the testimonials of an illustrious past, whether it be before a Renaissance masterpiece or a vivid antique mosaic. However, in the end, what may strike you most is Italy’s proud, vibrant and inherently joyful character, whether it be on one of the café terraces so beloved of its stylish citizens or at a boistrous football match starring the famous Squadra azzurra!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Italy

Palazzo del Podestà and Bargello National Museum Palazzo del Podestà and Bargello National Museum
Palazzo del Podestà and Bargello National Museum
Firenze
3:00
Grand Canal Grand Canal
Grand Canal
Venezia
1:00
Saint Mark's Basilica Saint Mark's Basilica
Saint Mark's Basilica
Venezia
1:00
Piazza San Marco Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
Venezia
1:00
Colosseum Colosseum
Colosseum
Roma
1:30
Vatican Museums Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Roma
3:00

Our reports

Castello: the Venetians' Venice!

You may feel the urge to put some distance between yourself and the jam-packed Piazza San Marco. Rest assured, life continues as normal in the Venetians' Venice, for example in Castello, a bustling working-class district fifteen minutes east of the Piazza San Marco. In the biggest and most highly populated of Venice's six sestieri (districts), washing still hangs out to dry at the windows, the elderly quietly go about their shopping, and bambini play football in the streets.
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Mountain biking in Liguria: coasting along the Italian Riviera

With its gentle, sunny climate and backdrop of the Alps and Mediterranean, the Italian province of Liguria is blessed with an exceptional environment. Naturally, tourism of the outdoorsy sort is actively promoted, with an accent on mountain biking. Three of the region’s prime cycling spots are presented below.
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The white truffle auction: and Alba becomes the centre of the world

Every autumn during truffle season, the Piedmont city of Alba holds a truffle fair that captivates connoisseurs throughout the world. The ambient effervescence reaches its peak when the world’s premier white truffle auction is held.
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