From Venice into the mountains: fizzing around on the prosecco trail

Prosecco is more popular than ever and from the bacaros of La Serenissima into the Veneto its qualities are being celebrated – and visiting its producers makes for a great wine holiday, too

Top of the lago: a saunter around the Italian lakes

Hiking high above Lake Maggiore, through forests and hills alive with Grand Tour romance, is a great way to build an appetite for Piedmont’s epic cuisine

The local’s guide to Naples’ art scene: 10 top tips

This exuberant city revered for its food, culture and history is now forging a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting hubs for contemporary art

Naples: Elena Ferrante’s brilliant city

Fans of the writer’s Neapolitan novels are flocking to discover the south Italian city, whose personality is as important to the books as the protagonists

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Inspired by Italy’s Delia: a food tour of Cilento, Campania

Delia Morinelli helped bring the Mediterranean diet to world attention in the 1970s. Now she’s opened her first restaurant in the Cilento, a quiet corner of Italy that’s perfect for a culinary road trip

‘The wind makes Karst people stay in, and gives them character’: walker and author Nick Hunt

For the Stanford’s Travel Book of the Year nominee, the Bora wind influences every part of life on this wild plateau – straddling Italy and Slovenia – from the architecture to the inhabitants and their food.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Naples’ Fontanelle cemetery: skulls and silence beneath the busy city streets

In an underground chamber in the Italian city, the skulls of plague victims are stacked high but the traditions surrounding their preservation are ultimately uplifting, telling us a lot about the human capacity for caring.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland