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A legendary Veronese address – a paper-design shop and museum of printing in one. A print shop has been on the premises since 1750, but it has belonged to the current owners...

Cordovano

Verona

Much like in other cities favoured by tourists, global brands have pushed out the local artisans and have essentially taken over the main streets of Verona...

Things to do

Verona

Visit the Castelvecchio Museum! Housed in the medieval castle (or rather, the grandiose fortress) built for the Scaliger dynasty, this is one of the most impressive of Verona's museums...

Erba Brusca

Milan

Meaning “sharp grass”, Erba Brusca is a restaurant that lets you be in two places at once – both in Milan and in the countryside. It is located in southern Milan, in the canal district...

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Labirinto della Masone di Franco Maria Ricci, Parma

Mazzi, Negrar, Verona

An obligatory stop on a tour of the Valpolicella region. One of the area's oldest wineries, it's been under the ownership of the Mazzi family since the beginning of the 19th century...

Cappa Cafe, Verona

The location of this place is ideal, especially if it's a warm and sunny day and you choose a table on the terrace with its wonderful view of Verona's Ponte Pietra...

Osteria al Duca, Verona

Among the locals, this eatery is already an institution, and its key to popularity has been an excellent regional menu at affordable prices. Due to Verona's main tourist magnet...

Fulmine del guanto, Verona

A small and charming glove shop patronized by generations of Veronese since 1948...

Cordovano, Verona

Much like in other cities favoured by tourists, global brands have pushed out the local artisans and have essentially taken over the main streets of Verona...

Gentleman of Verona, Verona

A relative newcomer to the field, the luxury boutique hotel Gentleman of Verona is one of the most requested in the city. Befitting a city that served as the setting for a whole three of Shakespeare's works...

Essence, Verona

Thanks to its strategic position at the crossroads of northern Italy's largest trade routes, Verona was one of the most prominent cities of the Roman Empire...

Cesare Crespi, Milan

In the Brera neighbourhood, near the famous Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera), Lucio Fontana's alma mater, one will find a legendary Cesare Crespi...

Trattoria al Gatto Nero (Burano), Venice

If you have yet to visit the colourful fairytale that is Burano, it's worth stopping by Trattoria al Gatto Nero – “the black cat”. If you're favourite food is fish...

Il Paradiso Perduto, Venice

Not far from Al Timon you can find Venice's own “Paradise Lost”, or rather, Il Paradiso Perduto – a local Venetian eatery. On Monday nights starting at 9:00 pm...

Piccolo Mondo, Venice

Venice delights with its quietness and lack of hurry. The nightlife here is serene – discotheques are few and far between. However, sometimes you just want to go a little wild…

Enoteca Ai Artisti, Venice

This modest-sized wine bar/restaurant is found in the Venetian neighbourhood of Dorsoduro, and the clientèle is mostly made up of locals. Every once in a while, an ancient wall-hung telephone rings...

Ristorante Riviera, Venice

There's a really great view of the Giudecca Canal from Ristorante Riviera. It's a bit pricey, but within reason considering that the food is...

Rossopomodoro, Venice

Good pizza in Venice? Yes, it is possible! Because of Venice's regulation banning wood-fired pizza ovens, really good pizza is a rarity there. Somehow...

Worth Knowing, Tuscany

Tuscany is second only to Rome in terms of its popularity among tourists, so if you want to see and experience the real...

Osteria Ago e Rita, Torre del Benaco, Verona

One of the most vibrant eateries on the shores of Lake Garda, and doubly true for the area around Verona. The owners, Ago and Rita, were once married...

Locanda 800, Moron, Verona

A destination for gourmands in the Veronese countryside, right in the heart of the Valpolocella wine region. Locanda 800 is just a 15-minute drive from Verona...

Antica Bottega de Vino, Verona

Operating continuously since 1890, but with a history going back to the 16th century, this is one of the oldest tavernas in Verona. Ernest Hemingway can be counted among the many famous writers...

Tipografia. Conte Museum of Graphic Arts, Verona

A legendary Veronese address – a paper-design shop and museum of printing in one. A print shop has been on the premises since 1750, but it has belonged to the current owners...

I'm, Bardolino, Verona

In the historical centre of Bardolino, I'm is a well-kept secret paradise for true fashionistas. Although smallish in size, its unique offerings have made it a cult destination regardless...

Due Torri Hotel, Verona

A legendary Veronese hotel that has been offering lodgings since 1674 (under many different owners, of course)...

Borgo Porta Rossa, Negrar, Verona

Call it the spirit of the house or a feeling of unbelievable suitability, but there really are places of lodging that you just don't want to leave. And the Borgo Porta Rossa B&B, situated in a 15th-century aristocratic manor...

Things to do, Verona

Visit the Castelvecchio Museum! Housed in the medieval castle (or rather, the grandiose fortress) built for the Scaliger dynasty, this is one of the most impressive of Verona's museums...

Fioraio Bianchi Caffe, Milan

There's a flower shop in the artsy neighbourhood of Brera that is also a café...

Il Nuovo Galeon, Venice

Il Nuovo Galeon is on Via Garibaldi, right between the Giardini and the Arsenale. It has a little over a dozen tables, and a decidedly idiosyncratic design scheme...

Al Timon, Venice

If you've become a bit weary of the Venetian fish diet, this place is for you: juicy steaks and meat dishes galore. Cannaregio locals are especially fond of Al Timon...

Al Bottegon, Venice

Al Bottegon, also called Cantinone Gia Schiavi, is a great place to go if you've missed lunch or simply don't want to devote the usual 1½ to 2 hours for your midday meal...

Osteria Alla Bifora, Venice

Although Osteria Alla Bifora is located in Venice's loudest square, Campo Santa Margherita, it does not serve either tea or coffee – so as not to encourage students from...

Ristorante Taverna la Fenice, Venice

Behind the grandiose La Fenice opera house you'll find Taverna la Fenice – a restaurant for people who really love their vegetables...

Erba Brusca, Milan

Meaning “sharp grass”, Erba Brusca is a restaurant that lets you be in two places at once – both in Milan and in the countryside. It is located in southern Milan, in the canal district...