Away from such famous sights as St Mark's and the Rialto Bridge, Venice lives an everyday life along smaller streets and backwater canals.
Land-locked Bolzano, in the mountains of Northern Italy, sports a sea god at the edge of its public market.
DrFumblefinger loves food and enjoys food tours as a way of getting to know the food culture of a destination. This tour in Milan didn't disappoint.
Bolzano's daily market has a long tradition, a location at the center of town, and food that reflects its two heritages, Austrian and Italian.
Italy says Ryanair's no-free-carry-on rules are unfair and anti-competitive.
Alitalia's struggle for life may be seeing a bright light at the end of the tunnel
Retired from its centuries-long military career, Verona's fortifications are still formidable.
After renovation, the art-lined link between the Uffizi and Pitti museums will be re-opened to a wider public.
Venice takes its annual break from worries about its future to revive a tradition of the past.
After a few years of trials, Italy starts to take its indoor smoking ban out to the beach.
In a scheme to reduce car traffic in its crowded center, Bari is paying people to use their bikes to commute to work and school.
Marilyn Jones considers what links us not only to the life around us, but to the life that has left its monuments behind.
DrFumblefinger visits the always busy and popular square, Piazza del Duomo, which faces the city's famous cathedral. He points out some of the highlights of the Piazza.
A controversy is brewing over Rome's plan to shift the fountain's coins from a Catholic charity to city fix-up funds.
DrFumblefinger admires a lovely rooftop sitting area in the busy and crowded city of Milan.