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

Bucket lists are ruining tourist hotspots – here’s where to go instead

Forget the Taj Mahal and head for Orchha, as well as other lesser-known locations, to help prevent popular destinations getting overrun

10 of the best restaurants near Venice’s major attractions

Want to avoid a shock lunch bill in Venice? Follow our guide to great value, traditional trattorie and bars close to the city’s biggest tourist draws

Italy’s sleeping beauty: 400-year-old castle near Venice brought back to life

Close to Padua and less than an hour’s train ride from Venice, Castello del Catajo is an enormous newly-restored medieval fantasy with, so far, few foreign visitors