There is a 20-kilometre stretch on the shores of Lake Garda, from Salo to Gargnano, where it all comes together.
A Star Clippers cruise through small ports in Italy and France highlights some true Mediterranean beauties.
There's plenty to see around Lake Como. Here's a quick list to start.
Most people have heard of Elba, the island made famous by Napoleon in exile, but few have visited.
Fancy some frivolous feeding and serious scholarship? After writing a book on his travels, David Dale offers an itinerary.
I went to Sardinia alone, eager to discover the culture of the local people, known for their longevity.
Rome, Florence and Venice are no problem, and train is the obvious and only practical choice.
Matera in Italy is the third-oldest continually inhabited settlement in the world.
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.