From the citrus groves of Tuscany to the spectacular Po Valley, here are six of the best places to indulge in all things Italian.
If you're looking for a not-so-large resort with a great pool and all the trimmings this is a good bet.
Milan is central and good for side trips but you could stay somewhere smaller with more of a village atmosphere.
Risotto in Burano, a paper plate of fritto misto in the sun or an elegant meal on the rooftop of the the Terrazza Danieli: Venice caters for all tastes.
Extra-charming flight attendants spoil us with pre-dinner drinks, which have gone the way of the dinosaur with many other airlines.
Life is tute bene at Don Totu.
Nothing can really prepare you for the grandeur and brilliance of St Peter's.
The island's three bus operators are a better option than trains.
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.