Overwhelmed in Rome, overfed in Matera

Basking in the splendour, charm and hospitality of southern Italy, particularly when you wander off the beaten track

Overwhelmed in Rome, overfed in Matera

FEEHAN: Basking in the splendour, charm and hospitality of southern Italy, particularly when you wander off the beaten track

Sirmione, Italy, a magnet for tourists

The magnetic pull of Sirmione dates back to the Roman times when it was used as a spa by members of nobility

Sirmione, Italy, a magnet for tourists

TRAVEL: The magnetic pull of Sirmione dates back to the Roman times when it was used as a spa by members of nobility

Italy’s hidden wine valley: the Valtellina

Valtellina is one of the most dramatic vineyard landscapes in the world, invoking comparisons with Germany's Mosel, Portugal's Douro and Italy's Alto Adige

Italy’s hidden wine valley: the Valtellina

BOTTOMS UP: Valtellina is one of the most dramatic vineyard landscapes in the world, invoking comparisons with Germany’s Mosel, Portugal’s Douro and Italy’s Alto Adige