Val d'Este on Lake Como
The guest authors' point of view may be different from mine, but I found these articles worth reading and think that you will also. Almost every article contains a beautiful photo (no, we didn't take them ourselves) giving you another taste of the place the article discusses. We have just added some articles on selecting hotels in northern Italy.
Luxury, luxury, luxury. If you're in the mood to pamper yourself while surrounded by sheer beauty consider the great Italian resorts that Greaves describes so well.
Luxury Resorts Of Italy: The Ones You Should Never Miss
"... This graceful property has been the favorite of heads of state and artists since its construction in 1870. The setting for this elegant resort is the edge of Lake Maggiore ... "
Are you going to Milan? Read Makin's article for excellent tourist suggestions including hotels in various price ranges.
Relax And Enjoy At Milan Hotels
"The dynamic, lively, financial and business oriented capital of Italy has grasped the attention of a slew of tourists from every corner of the world. It is famous around the world for its fashion and design. ..."
I bet that you have heard of the French Riviera. And yet you may not have heard of its Italian counterpart. Jelling's article gives a great introduction to this marvellous vacation spot.
The Beautiful Italian Riviera
"... There are several ways in which to access the area of the Italian Riviera. One of the easiest ways to access it is ... "
Lake Garda is a very special vacation spot. Panduro's article describes its many, many attractions.
Beautiful Lake Garda Italy
"Looming above the area is Mount Baldo with its three peaks. Projecting through the last glacial sheet, its unique flora is a throwback to pre-glacial times.The rich soil and mild climate of the lake area encourages ..."
Genoa on the Italian Riviera.
Take a hike. Take a hike to the Five Villages - the Cinque Terre. You'll never forget its sheer beauty and numerous attractions.
Cinque Terre - The Unknown Italy
"The Cinqua Terre is a great place to lay back and let the world go by for a few days. The wine is cheap and very good, the food is simple but incomparable, inexpensive accommodation is available if you look around for it. Great scenery and the locals pretty much ignore you. What more could you ask for? "
How's your German? You may want to brush up on it before visiting this beautiful part of Italy. Have I been drinking too much of the local wine? No. What about typos? None. This part of Italy retains a strong German influence. And that's not all there is to attract tourists. Read on.
The Dolomites - Italy's Limestone Rooftop
"There is a very good view of Mount Schlern, a mountain that made middle age peasants think the entire meadow was bewitched and left it vacant for centuries. If you let your imagination run a little wild, Mount Schlern ..."
The Italian Riviera. It's the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. It's the 2004 European Cultural Capital (one of two chosen). Genoa has a lot going for it. Read more in Burgeon's article.
Genoa, Italy - Center Of The Italian Riviera
"But what really sets Genoa apart from the rest of Italy & the rest of the world is ... "
Genoa, what a historical location. Piecesni writes about this magnificent city, its unfortunate decline and its very recent renaissance. Why not go there and see for yourself?
Genoa Travel Guide
"Around the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the city's principal families - Doria, Spinola, Grimaldi and Fieschi - marked out certain streets and squares as their territory, even extending their domains to include churches: to pray in someone else's chapel was to risk ... "
Mountains, water, gardens, antique furnishings. But there's more. Excellent local wine and food. And there's still more. Read Stadja's article and dream - or plan.
Lake Como, Italy - My View Of The Lake
"We were seated at a lovely outdoor table covered in crisp white linen. To our delight, a grapevine-covered pergola hung overhead. But what really stole the scenery was... "
Piescni makes the case that Milan is truly a city like no other in Italy. And yet it remains so, so Italian. Don't miss it.
Milan Travel Guide
"MILAN ... is closer in outlook, as well as distance, to London than to Palermo. This is no city of peeling palazzi, cobbled piazzas and la dolce vita , but one in which ..."