Caiazzo | Pepe in Grani

Pizza making is a fine art at Pepe in Grani in Caiazzo, Campania: Mikaela Bandini finds out for herself for the coolest travel guide to contemporary Italy.

Modena | Franceschetta 58

Massimo Bottura and Marta Pulini got together to open classy eatery Franceschetta 58 in Modena: Mikaela Bandini checks it out for Urban Italy.

Modica | Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

Modica chocolate from ancient Aztec recipes at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto: Mikaela Bandini explains the link and tastes the local delicacies for Urban Italy.

Rovereto | Adami Sciuss

Mikaela Bandini’s Urban Italy discovers Adami Sciuss, amazing concept clothing and footwear store in the heart of Rovereto, in Italy’s Trentino region.

Bologna | Cà Shin

A cooperative eco-project just outside Bologna, Cà Shin is about nature, the arts, education and healthy eating too, as Mikaela Bandini finds out.

Modena | Acetaia di Giorgio

Mikaela Bandini visits one of the temples of that rare condiment, the true balsamic vinegar of Modena: family-run Acetaia di Giorgio.

Ragusa | Antico Convento Ibla

Housed in an old monastery in south-eastern Sicily, Antico Convento Ibla is now a catering school, a restaurant and a hotel. Mikaela Bandini takes a look.

San Mauro Pascoli | Yuri

Milan | Carlo e Camilla in Segheria

Three creative partners and a dramatic vintage-industrial setting are the recipe for success in Milan ‘s latest swank restaurant and cocktail bar.

Lucca | Vinarkia della Pavona

Fancy a little wine tasting after strolling through the narrow streets of lovely Lucca – or taking a loftier turn atop those uniquely intact city walls?