Lee Marshall

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

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

Ten tips for saving money (and your soul) in Venice

Venice doesn't need to be a money drain. Putting in the prep and following a few simple rules will make for a more relaxed holiday - and help you focus on the charm and atmosphere of the lagoon city 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

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