Lee Marshall

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

Beyond Positano: the other Amalfi Coast

A few hundred tourists can turn the steep cliffs, coves and narrow roads of Positano and Amalfi into human cattle runs. For a taste of the Italian good life and how the peninsula used to be, head west Read the guide

Shopping in Rome: around Campo de' Fiori

South of Corso Vittorio you'll find Rome's most picturesque produce market, a whole street of cut-price fashion stores, and a scattering of quirky design and homeware emporiums Read the guide

Shopping in Rome: around the Pantheon and Piazza Navona

The delightful cobbled lanes around these two Roman landmarks are great places to browse for antiques, design, books, jewellery, and offbeat fashion items in Rome Read the guide

Shopping in Rome: the fashion triangle

Within a two-hundred metre radius of the Spanish Steps, you can hoover up the latest trends just as easily as you can in Milan – and at the same prices Read the guide