On location: Montalbano’s Sicily

The BBC series of Andrea Camilleri’s detective novels has put southern Sicily on the map, with fans of the famously short-tempered inspector (played by Roman actor Luca Zingaretti) flocking to see the show’s setting for themselves. Inspector Montalbano is set in the fictional Sicilian town of Vigata, based on the author’s real-life home town of [ ...More ]

Top 5 Beaches in Sicily

Sicily is the island of contrasts, home to charming coastal towns, Greek temples, a mountainous inland and much more. Sicily is also home to some pretty special beaches. With over 1,000 kilometres of coastline, Sicily’s beaches offer a welcome break from sightseeing. From sandy swathes, to pebbly coves, here is our guide to Sicily’s top [ ...More ]

Sicily in Style: A luxury stay in Taormina and Syracuse

Sicily is an island of contrasts. It’s dotted with Roman ruins, churches and castles, is home to Europe’s biggest volcano, and boasts an impressive gastronomy scene. It’s also home to some world-class hotels, as our Press Officer, Kelly, found out on a recent trip. We sat down with her to find out all about her [ ...More ]

Italy’s Prettiest Seaside Towns

Summer’s definitely on its way, and where better to soak up the sunshine than in Italy? With so many lovely towns and villages by the coast, it’s hard to know where to choose – so we interviewed our team of Italy Experts and got their votes for the prettiest seaside town in Italy. Settle down [ ...More ]

Exploring Italy’s Volcanoes

Southern Italy and Sicily are a hotbed of volcanic activity – the most active regions in Europe, in fact. With its soaring vistas, smoking craters and volcanic islands bubbling with hot springs, it’s no surprise curious visitors are keen to explore the ‘volcano trail’. Italy’s volcanoes attract spa-goers and wine connoisseurs as much as thrill seekers, [ ...More ]