Lee Marshall

Little Italy: 10 small, quirky places to go shopping in Rome

In a world dominated by global brands, Rome still abounds with small, characterful boutiques and delis. From Italian cheeses to shoes, oil paints and ecclesiastical cloth, the Eternal City has it all Read the guide

Restaurants in Venice: where to save and where to splash out

With its aggressive restaurant touts and eye-popping prices, Venice is fraught with dangers for diners. However, it is possible to find good, local food at a fair price. Just follow my advice Read the guide

Green Italy: the secret garden hotels of Rome

Lemon trees, gravel courtyards, butterfly sanctuaries, fragments of Ancient Roman wall… Even in frenetic Rome, you can come home to your own private garden at a b&b or boutique hotel Read the guide

Bed, breakfast & Italian chic: five great locandas in Venice

It's often translated as 'inn', but the word 'locanda' denotes small scale, a warm family welcome, quality and Italian style in an urban setting. Here are five of my favourite new places in Venice Read the guide

Rome, Italy: five stylish places to stay for €150 or less

Rome isn't known for its cheap hotels, but internet bookers are driving down prices while a new crop of boutique b&bs is offering style on a budget. Here are my tips on where, and when, to stay Read the guide