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6 of Italy’s Most Colourful Places

Blue Monday is nearly upon us, so we feel it’s time to inject a little more colour into our lives. And what better way than to take a look at some of Italy’s most colourful towns and villages? From pastel-painted houses to rainbow-hued buildings, these colourful places are guaranteed to brighten your mood. They’re made [ ...More ]

A Guide to Pistoia, Italy’s 2017 Capital of Culture

The Tuscan town of Pistoia might not be on your must-visit list – but it should be. Not only is this medieval gem Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2017, but it also boasts a line-up of beautiful churches, arcaded piazzas and elegant palazzi. It’s also perfectly positioned midway between Lucca and Florence, making it ideal [ ...More ]

Travel Diary: Exploring North Sardinia

This summer, I flew off to Sardinia with a couple of colleagues to explore the northern half of this beautiful island and take a closer look at some of the amazing hotels there. We flew to Olbia, the main airport serving the north & north-east coasts of Sardinia. After an hour and 55 minutes, we [ ...More ]

4 Things to Look Out For on Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands

Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands sit just off the coast near Stresa (one of Ciao Citalia’s top 10 most beautiful towns in Italy). The three main islands are Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori. The first two are owned by the Borromeo family, one of Italy’s most historic noble families, and feature grand palazzi [ ...More ]