8 of the Best Christmas Markets in Italy

With Christmas coming up fast, Italy is preparing to undergo a festive facelift as Christmas markets pitch up across the country – some of the best in Europe, thanks to Italy’s stunning backdrops and beautiful landscapes. Italy’s Mercantino di Natale (Christmas markets) are traditionally smaller and more intimate than the famous German variety, featuring elaborate nativity [ ...More ]

Milan Fashion Week – Italian Fashion Designers

Between 21st to 26th September, Milan will host Milan Fashion Week, attracting the fashion industry’s biggest names from around the globe. Here we explore how Italy has inspired and shaped five of its most successful fashion designers, leading to them being some of the industry’s biggest players.   Giorgio Armani Giorgio Armani is described as a true [ ...More ]

The Art Lover’s Italy

Italy’s love affair with art is well known, and there’s no better place for art lovers to explore. The country’s museums and galleries are vast and diverse, with collections that span history – but there’s no doubt the Renaissance was Italy’s moment. Its most famous cities are overflowing with works from grand masters, from colossal [ ...More ]

Free Things to Do in Milan

Milan might be famous for its fashion credentials and pricey designer boutiques, but there’s still plenty to see and do around the city that won’t cost you a euro. Here’s our round-up of the best free things to do in Milan, from parkland strolls to museums and galleries.   Castello Sforzesco Castello Sforzesco, once home [ ...More ]

Italy’s Best Shopping Streets

Italy and shopping often tend to go hand in hand – after all, the country is home to some of the best-known names in the fashion industry. But there’s more to shopping in Italy than just clothes: locally made handicrafts, bespoke jewellery and delicious deli products will all be vying for space in your suitcase [ ...More ]