Here every corner is steeped in history and the country’s artistic and culinary lineage calls to travellers old and new. Family businesses flourish, secrets handed down through the generations, while adventure comes in many forms. Singular and wondrous, Italy’s waterways and olive-dotted hills may be immediately recognisable, yet it constantly defies expectations – often in the most enchanting way possible.
This issue includes interviews with Antonio Carluccio and saffron farmers in the Tuscan hills, alongside leading creative practitioners. Written and photographic features explore destinations like Piemonte and the Dolomites (ideal for those with a passion for the outdoors), luxury Amalfi Coast hideaways, characterful Trieste and lakeside towns brimming with artistic and culinary flair. There is adventure, food, local charm and fiat road trips, as well as all the history and beauty synonymous with this iconic country.