Travelling Italy's ancient road and pilgrim route from France to Rome.
Opened in 1889, the Hotel Eden was as splendid a bolthole as Rome had ever seen.
Modena is a town of architectural and historical delights and art treasures.
Pesaro is worth stopping just for the architectural wonders of the Piazza del Popolo.
Florence may be the Tuscan city that visitors flock to, but Siena is the one that charms their socks off.
Like a child's toy model brutally manhandled, the architectural masterpiece that is Venice has increasingly has been the plaything of millions.
Chicken offal and boiled ox stomach are tasty delights not to be dismissed till they are tried, says this chef.
If you're looking for an alternative to Italy's tourist-swamped cities, then head straight to Bologna.
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.