Aside from being one of the largest metropolises of the Mediterranean it is one of the culinary powerhouses of Southern Italy, the birthplace of pizza and spaghetti. Naples, nicknamed ‘the city of the sun,’ is not a place you or your taste buds are going to want to miss.

Where is the most romantic city in Italy? Some would say Rome, others claim cupid to live among the canals of Venice and then there are fans of Capri. Each one of these glorious landmark sites have their respective place in our hearts, but we can never forget where unrequited, powerful love was not only recorded but staged for hundreds of years.

Have you ever wondered what sits at the heel of Italy? While everyone flocks to the resorts around Naples and Capri, Italians have reveled in the glorious handmade food and blessed, lush nature and seashores in this part of the country for years. If you have only 24 hours to discover Lecce, this guide will help you.  

There are many ways to experience Italy; by private jet, helicopter lifts, and a raging convertible too. If you’re blessed with time, the ultimate Italian adventure might be just as memorable by scooter. In fact, you’ll find a wonderful collection of vintage Vespas that can be rented - and if you still prefer the stability of four wheels to hold your luggage, the original is available in a variety of colours. 

When the temperatures rise and the days extend themselves to people along the street, lingering on gelato and creative cocktails, you know that the swimsuit season will soon follow. The beaches of Italy can immediately transport you to distant, exotic islands such as the Maldives or even secret hideaways in Thailand - seriously. You can explore these shores by boat, or in most cases, arrive by car. Whether you’re planning your first visit or a regular to the boot-shaped nation, don’t miss the chance to visit these splendid shores.  

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Italy's art scene was once the greatest in the world, but in recent years the country has failed to produce new skills. We meet the curators discovering the talent of tomorrow