To truly embrace la dolce vita in Milan you need to live like a local, incorporating gastronomy, culture, luxury and art into every day.
Knowing this is where the great man slept and, er, used the bathroom, preoccupies this guest.
I've toured many castles, but this is the first to utterly bemuse me.
This six-day walk takes you through ancient woods, vibrant pastures and small Etruscan towns before ending in the extraordinary Umbrian hilltop city of Orvieto.
Many a tourist has been appalled on arrival at their "small Venetian hotel".
A 16th-century Medici retreat turned 21st-century getaway for the discreetly famous.
Trieste has a distinctive character that's forged by its geography.
There are some dishes you either love or you hate: sardines with saffron leaves this chef firmly in the 'love it' camp.
On every person's bucket list, Italy is a star-studded destination. From the Dolomites in the north, to its volcano dominated south, historic Rome in the centre, the coastal splendour of the Cinque Terra or Tuscany's arts capital of Florence - it could take a lot of time to tick all the sights off in one trip, especially since eating could take a large chunk of time out of your visit.