A guided tour of Pompeii's ruins provides a fascinating education.
Paola Totaro returns to the city of her birth, in the shadow of Vesuvius, where a tightly-held culinary history is fuelled by fire.
Fearing the worst, Shaney Hudson is instead won over by Naples, via naughty relics, soccer shrines and the world's best pizza.
Pompeii is alive with new discoveries, old secrets and vivid reminders, writes Mary Beard.
Ben Hall wanders away from the magnificent monuments to unearth some true Italian culture.
Our writers stretch out on some of the world's most unusual beaches, from quirky to quaint, bizarre to beautiful.