Capers, malvasia wine and astounding breads are just a few of the treats from the stunning Tyrrhenian Sea archipelago.
Andrew Bain travels over the French border and into Europe's 'other' Riviera.
Travelling in Italy is like learning English: there are rules but many exceptions.
There's no better way to see Puglia than on two wheels.
One of Europe's most stunning peninsulas has enticed aristocrats, poets and romantics for centuries.
Spring in Tuscany. It's an enduring fantasy, mythologised in literature and film
The strait of Messina separates Sicily from the rest of Italy and so helped forge a unique history, food and culture.
At 10.39pm on October 9, 1963, as people slept or prepared for bed, there was a roar and then silence.
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.