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Oltrarno's 10 Best Boutique Hotels and B&Bs: Hip Florence

Find your Florence home from home with our top ten boutique places to stay in Oltrarno, the coolest district in Italy’s Renaissance city.

Oltrarno Dining | 10 Restaurants in Florence’s Trendy Neighbourhood

Oltrarno, tipped as Florence’s up and coming neighbourhood, it’s rich in culture and its culinary offerings rival any other part of the city.

Italy’s Curzio Malaparte: Eccentric ideologue or dangerous ‘fascist pen’?

We look back on the work of Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who hopped from Mussolini to Mao, creating great avant-garde novels along the way.

Gourmet Guide to Capri's 10 Must-Try Restaurants and Trattorias

Eat out in Capri with our culture lover’s guide to ten of the best, most authentic restaurants showcasing the island’s natural and culinary heritage.

Size Matters | Imago Mundi’s Collection of Small, Great Art

See Luciano Benetton’s beautiful collection of tiny paintings by artists from all over the world – it’ll convince you that in art, size really does matter.

Verona’s Top Contemporary Art Galleries You Should Visit

Take a walk round Verona’s contemporary galleries, where Italy’s emerging artists sit beside established international art superstars.

10 Contemporary Italian Photographers You Should Know

From photojournalists to fine art practitioners, Italy has produced some of the world’s most stunning photographers.

Florence’s 10 Must-Try Restaurants: A Foodie’s Trattoria Guide

Eat at these top ten restaurants in Florence and you’ll experience the best ice cream, pizza and wine Italy has to offer.

Milan’s Duomo: A Timeline of Culture

Dominating the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the city, the cathedral of Milan is impressive, imposing and impossible to miss.

Florence's 10 Unmissable Art and Culture Events this Summer

Enjoy Summer in Florence with our guide to 10 events in the Tuscan city this Summer, from opera to food fairs.

10 Books that Will Make You Fall in Love with Rome

Settle down with one of these books set in Rome, and be prepared to fall in literary love with the Italian capital and its culture.

Exploring the Art and Architecture of Ancient Pompeii

Pompeii’s culture and art were buried for centuries, but today archaeologists, architects and artists are once again learning from the ancient Romans.

Rome's 10 Unmissable Art Exhibitions in Summer 2014

Find out what to see this Summer in the Italian capital, with our guide to 10 exhibitions spanning ancient art to contemporary culture.

A Foodie’s Guide to Eating Out in Turin: Top 10 Local Restaurants

Explore Turin’s delicious dining options at these 10 restaurants, offering a taste of Italian tradition and a helping of innovation.

The Best Cultural Bars in Rome: Drinking la Dolce Vita

Drink like an Italian with our guide to Rome’s best bars, perfect if you’re looking for an aperitivo or all-night cocktails.

Milan’s 10 Unmissable Art and Culture Events in Summer 2014

Milan offers a wide range of cultural activities each season; here is a list of the top ten events and festivals for summer 2014.

Sicily’s 10 Must-See Contemporary Art Galleries

Read our guide to Sicily’s cultural scene and visit one of these ten must-see contemporary art galleries and spaces in Palermo, Modica, Siracusa and others.

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Italy Art + Artists

Verona’s Top Contemporary Art Galleries You Should Visit

Take a walk round Verona’s contemporary galleries, where Italy’s emerging artists sit beside established international art superstars.

10 Contemporary Italian Photographers You Should Know

From photojournalists to fine art practitioners, Italy has produced some of the world’s most stunning photographers.

Exploring the Art and Architecture of Ancient Pompeii

Pompeii’s culture and art were buried for centuries, but today archaeologists, architects and artists are once again learning from the ancient Romans.

Italy Food + Restaurants

Oltrarno Dining: 10 Restaurants in Florence’s Trendy Neighbourhood

Oltrarno, tipped as Florence’s up and coming neighbourhood, is rich in culture and its culinary offerings rival any other part of the city, as these restaurants reveal.

Gourmet Guide to Capri's 10 Must-Try Restaurants and Trattorias

Eat out in Capri with our culture lover’s guide to ten of the best, most authentic restaurants showcasing the island’s natural and culinary heritage.

Florence’s 10 Must-Try Restaurants: A Foodie’s Trattoria Guide

Eat at these top ten restaurants in Florence and you’ll experience the best ice cream, pizza and wine Italy has to offer.

Italy Design + Architecture

Size Matters: Imago Mundi’s Collection of Small, Great Art

See Luciano Benetton’s beautiful collection of tiny paintings by artists from all over the world – it’ll convince you that in art, size really does matter.

Bella Italia: Ten Icons of Italian Design

With a wide range of longstanding designers and companies, and new emerging talents, Italy retains its reputation for being a country of outstanding design.

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They've given us pasta, art and the language of music, and while it is not difficult to leave fully satisfied just by indulging in the north, one must encounter the warmth of the south of Italy. After letting your dreams float along the canals of Venice, enjoy the beauty of Rome, the passion of Naples and the allure of Palermo.

This country definitely was not built in a day as invasions and revolutions divided Italy, it also shaped its future. The Italian identity can be gleaned from the taste of its cuisine, the works of art and the spirit of the justifiably proud people.

The Italians have generously given us the Divine Comedy of Dante, the Renaissance, Baroque, the films of Fellini, Antonioni and Benigni. They didn't stop there, as inventors like Alessandro Volta helped create the battery and the Romans paved their roads to success.

Passionate about almost everything, the Romans, Leonardo da Vinci and the writings of Machiavelli have cemented the widely held view of Italian as an enchanting culture and language.

The musical world speaks their native tongue and the infamous Opera of La Scala has played host to their own famous artists, which include Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Maria Callas and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

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