Italy

The 10 best budget places to stay in Italy

Sawday's lady on the ground in Italy, Nicole Franchini proves that you don't have to have the funds of a Medici to enjoy the splendours of Italy. Here, she selects her top places to stay around the country from Sawday’s new Special Places to Stay: Italy guide

Travel guide to... Gourmet Italy

In the first of our three-part series on Italy, produced in association with Lonely Planet, Sarah Barrell introduces the country's varied regional delicacies, from Piedmont's truffles and risotto to Puglia's 'cocina povera'

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48 Hours in Florence

Spring sunshine and annual processions make this a particularly alluring time to visit the Tuscan capital