Ride the rails all the way to Cinque Terre

First prize for unpublished writers in last year’s Independent on Sunday/Bradt travel writing competition was a trip to Liguria – and the chance to write about it for The Independent online. Here, winner Debbie Parrott recalls her overland adventure to 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

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