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Photograph of the week: Undersea blessing at Villasimius, Sardinia

Photograph of the week: Undersea blessing at Villasimius, Sardinia

In this picture you can see the most amazing celebration of a mass in the world. Among these divers there is a priest praying in front of a Virgin Mary statue located 10 metres below sea level in Sardinia, along the seabed of Isola di Cavoli, a few kilometers off the coast of Villasimius. Sardinia […]

Luxury holidays: playing golf in Sardinia

Luxury holidays: playing golf in Sardinia

Sardinia, the dream holiday destination that appeals a lot of people, is an ideal choice even for golf enthusiasts and people who want to start playing golf.?Sardinia, the splendid island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, has a lot of golf hotels, hotels with a golf course or standing near a golf course.?The offer […]

New Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Sardinia

New Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Sardinia

Next month Gordon Ramsay will open a new restaurant at the award-winning luxury resort Forte Village in Sardinia. Forte Village is a unique destination in Southern Sardinia set within 55 acres of pine forest and subtropical gardens, next to a dazzling white beach at the southern tip of this luxurious island, situated just a few […]

Luxury tax in Sardinia

The President of Sardinia has succeeded in passing luxury taxes on the island’s second homes, private yachts, aircraft and hotel rooms. Naturally, it’s been opposed by the wealthy but also by local businesses who fear that visitors might be driven elsewhere. ? You can read more about the furore in this article courtesy of The […]

A closer look at WTA winner Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

A closer look at WTA winner Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

One of the notable achievers is this year’s World Travel Awards has to be Sardinia’s Forte Village Resort. ? As if picking up Italy’s Leading Resort, Italy’s Leading Spa Resort and Europe’s Leading Resort wasn’t enough, they also picked up World’s Leading Family Luxury Resort, World’s Leading Spa Resort and – wait for it – […]

Sardinia wealth taxes

Sardinia wealth taxes

The government in Sardinia has ?revealed that it’s planning to impose punishing wealth taxes on billionaire visitors such as Princess Caroline of Monaco ?or Roman Abramovich (owner of Chelsea football club) who come to the island. Second homes ?belonging to foreign visitors will attract a special council tax, and there will be ?stiff new taxes […]

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

Italy?s Amalfi Coast is one of the country’s most picture-perfect spots,?but also gets extremely busy during high season. The iconic towns of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello attract many thousands of visitors between the months of April and October, when the weather is warm and sunny. Visitors might therefore assume that there are many fantastic […]

A luxury golf break at Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, UK

A luxury golf break at Trump Turnberry, Ayrshire, UK

Set high above the magnificent 18 hole Championship Ailsa golf course along the spectacular Ayrshire coastline overlooking the majestic Irish Sea and the bird sanctuary on the island of Ailsa Craig sits the remarkable Trump Turnberry Hotel. This is part of President Donald Trump?s portfolio of businesses. Whilst the President currently has matters of state […]

room with views

Italy’s top 5 places to disconnect and disappear

Sometimes the best way a luxury travel advisor can help you is to make you disappear. It is shocking, I know, and counterintuitive. While most of the times I help travelers to see and been seen in the right places, there are times when I simple say NO to this. What you really want is […]

Get me to the church in time, Santa Catherina del Sasso, Italy

Get me to the church(es) on time!

Churches, abbeys, monasteries – whatever you call them – played a very important part in people’s lives through the ages. Whether used for a wedding, a funeral, a religious ceremony, meditation or even as a refuge in times of war, it stood out as a place of consolation and comfort. Up to this day people […]

7 of the best properties in Europe for family travel

7 of the best properties in Europe for family travel

Traveling with young children and teenagers can often be challenging: finding the right place that caters to all ages may not always be simple. Still, there are properties that are, at the same time, ideal for toddlers, kids, teens and adults, properties that feature a vast array of entertaining options that will make everyone happy […]

Italian Islands, Isola Bella

7 spectacular lesser-known Italian islands

The boot-shaped Italian peninsula is almost entirely surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, so it?s no surprise that the country has a lot of islands. Sicily, Sardinia, Capri, and Venice are probably the most well-known Italian islands, but there are many others worth visiting that don?t get as much press. Some are an ideal beach destination, […]

A luxury golf break at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK

A luxury golf break at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa and Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK

The estate of Stoke Park has a long history dating back over 900 years but it was John Penn – 1760 to 1834 – who was responsible for most of what you can see today. In the latter part of the 18th century James Wyatt, architect to King George III, ?worked on the development of […]

5 key questions for a sublime luxury yacht holiday experience

5 key questions for a sublime luxury yacht holiday experience

A luxury yacht holiday can be described in one word?..blissful! Picture it?..sailing on open waters, freedom and isolation from the rest of the world, chartering into inaccessible or unspoilt territories, and all with the added comfort of luxurious surroundings, state of the art facilities, and a team of experienced, professional and attentive staff to service […]

Top 10 places to sail in Italy

Top 10 places to sail in Italy

With its endless coast and splendorous sunny and mild Mediterranean climate, Italy is a paradise for pleasure boating.? Italy’s archipelagos, coastline and lakes are an attraction not only for isolation from bustling Italian cities and crowded mainland beaches, but they encompass that quintessential glamour unique to Italian heliocentric life. 1. Phlegraean Islands, Naples There is […]

9 other great restaurants in Copenhagen

9 other great restaurants in Copenhagen

Whilst reading an entertaining piece on this very blog regarding the ?Top foodie cities in Europe?, I was delighted?by the appearance of an Italian city (Bologna), amongst the likes of London and San Sebastian but struck by the absence of what I consider to be one of the best foodie cities in the world: Copenhagen. […]

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