Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice… Italy is such a diverse country that it can be hard to decide where to visit, especially if you don’t have much time. Although there are hidden gems around every corner, sometimes it makes sense to take in the top destinations first, after all they are not called “top” for nothing!

Combining a vacation in Italy with some pampering in a spa or wellness resort is always a great idea. Italy is very big on the concept of health and fitness, and even in small towns you will find at least one facility devoted to the body beautiful. Our guide to spas will give you a few ideas for choosing the best places to spoil yourself.

Have you been dreaming of getting married in Italy and just don’t know where to start? Let us begin with the most exquisite wedding venues in Italy to get you on your way to making that dream wedding come true.

Travel between Italian cities is evermore convenient, as discount airlines spread and bus tours flourish. However, the traditional method of Italian train travel remains the most frequently used option to tour the country. It is also a superb way to see the countryside, which changes dramatically with each region and season.

You can't really say you know Italy until you have been to a premier league soccer game. With tens of thousand of tifosi screaming, weaving immense flags, lighting smoke flares, this is definitely not an experience for the faint of heart. But it will show you a side of the real Italian way of life that can't be learned just by sipping cappuccino...

Where to find the best examples of Roman wall paintings. How to bypass the long lines at the Colosseum's ticket booth. Where to get your lunch without paying exorbitant prices. How to wrap up your visit to the Sistine Chapel in style... Here are ten unique tips that will make your visit to the Eternal City as easy and smart as possible.

Italy has some of the most beautiful gardens in the world and if you are vacationing in il bel paese, and are even a little bit in love with plants and flowers, then you must visit at least one of the country's many botanical gardens. This short guide will introduce you to not-so-well-known gardens in Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan.

Rome is an exceptional city to walk along and view the monuments of different time periods. One can see Classical, Medieval and Baroque architecture side by side, often within the same block. It is also an outstanding city to walk over buildings of different periods, mostly from Roman times. Here are some astonishing underground locations...

Love olive oil? November is the month of the Italian olive harvest! For those interested in a truly rewarding experience, you can get “hired” to help harvest olives with the locals and receive your very own freshly pressed olive oil. Many towns host olive festivals throughout the month where olive tastings and pressings are all part of the fun.

Being in Italy this time of year is magical, but even more magical if you can see one of the wonderful operas staged now. This year you are spoiled for choices of some famous Italian operas at theaters like La Scala in Milan and San Carlo in Naples. Here is what is on at the best venues throughout the country!