Artistic Treasures and Sublime Landscapes - What we love about Italy.

On the international travelling scene, Italy is a force to be reckoned with. While in 2016 it was 5th on the list of most visited countries by international tourists, at a cool 52.4 million, it’s fair to say Italy packs a punch when it comes to travel highlights. It seems to have gobbled up the worlds art treasures. From Michelangelo to Botticelli and Caravaggio to Da Vinci, you could spend weeks just walking around its beautiful galleries, feasting your eyes on impressive collection after impressive collection without having time for much else.

But if you do manage to venture out of a gallery, you’ll see a spectacularly beautiful and diverse landscape, from staggeringly good alpine vistas in the Dolomites, to cool hillside towns that look like they’re about to topple into the Mediterranean. And in between; a multitude of beautiful Italian regions sitting pretty in rolling hills. With Italians appearing to have a loyalty to their local region stronger than that of their country, you’ll discover a culture that bends and shifts with this beautiful landscape.

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Hiking to the turquoise waters of Lago di Sorapis

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The best of the Dolomites on a 7-day itinerary

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Hiking in the Dolomites / Best hikes in the Dolomites
The 6 most exhilarating day hikes in the Dolomites

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Val di Funes has become and Instagram favourite, but should you come for a few minutes or much longer? Here’s how best to spend your time.

Hiking the Sassolungo Langkofel Circuit
Hiking Sassolungo – Langkofel in the Italian Dolomites

Sassolungo – Langkofel massif is a challenging hike, but the constantly changing views make it one of the best. Here's what you need to know.

Hiking Tre Cime Italian Dolomites
Complete guide to hiking Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop

Hiking Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop is an excellent day in the Dolomites with stunning views of jagged limestone peaks, top quality rifugios and awesome photo opportunities

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After spotting Cinque Terre on Instagram we set out to see if this Italian destination lived up to it's 1:1 reputation.

Verenna mist Lake Como
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Touring around Lake Como on ferry and private boat, spotting celebrity hangouts, blissful Italian villages and impressive Villas.