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It's the start of the Olympic Games, and Amanda's limbering up for a TV marathon

Holidays: Discover Grazzano Visconti
Mario Matassa visits a special count and his castle to learn about this unique 'medieval settlement'

Holidays: The Grand Tour, part 5
Jon Palmer reaches Rome in his epic journey through Italy

Blog: Food, glorious food!
Amanda and the Italia! team have been stuffing their faces

Holidays: 48 Hours in Alghero
Heather Browne explores this sensational Sardinian port town

Food & recipes: Olive oil
A golden selection of Italy's finest tried & tested

Holidays: Discover Franciacorta
Explore the food and wine trails of Lake Iseo

Property: Homes for under €250,000
Fleur Kinson discovers where to look for Italy's most affordable homes

Drink: Chianti Classico
Paul Pettengale explains how to pick the best Chianti Classico

Blog: A view from above Amanda gets a different perspective on Tuscany’s glorious landscape

Hotels City Rating

Altura Hotel Villasimius  3 stars


Euro House Inn Airport Hotel & Residence Fiumicino  4 stars

Fiumicino Very good

Hotel Grotta Palazzese Polignano a Mare  4 stars

Polignano a Mare Guest rating

Hotel Oregon Rimini  3 stars

Rimini Nice

La Terrazza Di Castiglione Aparthotel Castiglione della Pescaia  3 stars

Castiglione della Pescaia Great

Empire Palace Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Hotel Lincoln Cinisello Balsamo  3 stars

Cinisello Balsamo Very good

Hotel Miramar Sirmione  3 stars

Sirmione Great

Cristina Rossi Bed And Breakfast Bologna  3 stars


Hotel Philadelphia Cattolica  3 stars


B&B Vinci Noto  3 stars

Noto Perfect

Locanda Orseolo Venice  3 stars

Venice Great

Cinque Terre Hotel Monterosso al Mare  3 stars

Monterosso al Mare Great

Ac Firenze Hotel  4 stars

Florence Great

Nazionale Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Porto Roca Hotel Monterosso al Mare  4 stars

Monterosso al Mare Great

Hyatt Centric Murano Venice Hotel  4 stars


Grand Hotel Palace Rome  4 stars

Rome Great