Archaeological sites and Arab-influenced culture will please a traveller's intellectual side, but when it is time to kick back, golden sand and azure waters await.
In this living, breathing, sinking city, residents enjoy dreamlike canal settings, peerless Gothic and Renaissance architecture and masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto.
Until 5 November, a Rome exhibition displays pieces looted and stolen from Italy, and celebrates those who returned some of the art world’s most contentious antiquities.
With a rich artistic heritage, stunning sea views and vineyard-crossed countryside, it is no wonder that many dream of living la dolce vita in this romantic Italian region.
In Puglia, a region of graciously warm residents and low lying hills, days are spent restoring ancient frescoes, hand-rolling pasta and shepherding sheep – all on Italia time.
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