Category: Italy

Specialist holidays with Authentic Adventures

Specialist holidays with Authentic Adventures

There appears to be a growing trend for travellers to look for holidays that match either their existing interests or hobbies or take up new challenges. I have just returned from one such holiday organised by Authentic Adventures who specialise in walking, singing and painting tours with specialist tutors in those fields. I travelled to […]

Photograph of the week: Flamingos at Molentargius Saline Regional Park, Sardinia

Photograph of the week: Flamingos at Molentargius Saline Regional Park, Sardinia

It’s not just the tourists that flock to Sardinia each year, leaving flushed by the summer sun. Large colonies of spectacular pink flamingos are now a regular sight along the lagoons of Molentargius Saline Regional Park in Cagliari where thousands come to nest and raises their young in the lagoons. Oristano on the west coast […]

Gelato counter

How to order gelato in Italy like a local

Like ‘fish and chips’ is to the English, and tapas is to the Spanish, gelato is a national dish that is savoured by Italians and enjoyed regularly. For two or three euros you can enjoy a cone or tub throughout the day or whilst joining the locals on their evening stroll, the passeggiata. You may […]

6 luxury resorts with their own private airstrips

6 luxury resorts with their own private airstrips

One of the main benefits of flying privately is the unrivalled comfort and convenience that it provides you with. What more convenience could you want than flying directly into the stunning luxury resort youre staying in using their own dedicated airstrip? Here are 6 luxury resorts with their own airstrip. Las Alamandas, Mexico Arrive in […]

5 historical reasons to visit the Dolomites

5 historical reasons to visit the Dolomites

The Dolomites were proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009 not only for being among the most spectacular mountain landscapes in the world, but also for the geological and historical vital role they portray in revealing the past of our planet. From the sea to the sky While walking amidst the high peaks of […]

5 places in Italy with amazing mosaics

5 places in Italy with amazing mosaics

Italy’s museums and churches are full of incredible masterpieces: oil paintings, sculpture, centuries-old frescoes, and more. But mosaics, in particular, are a unique and durable art form steeped in history. Mosaics are made of colored stones or glass (often with a gold leaf sandwiched between two layers) therefore vibrant colors can last many centuries and resist […]

Aurea superyacht

Meet Aurea: an elegant superyacht with her own beach club

The craftsmen at Italian luxury yacht builders, Rossinavi, have joined forces with the iconic design studio, Pininfarina, to create an elegant superyacht that takes luxury and creativity to a whole new level. The styling house based in Turin, Pininfarina, are best known for some of the most exotic Maseratis, Ferraris and Alfa Romeos. Aurea is […]

The 5 best celebrity trails to explore in Milan

The 5 best celebrity trails to explore in Milan

Dynamic, fun, stylish, and multifaceted, Milan has definitely won the people’s choice award for the Best Place to Live! Alessandro Manzoni, Leonardo DaVinci, Einstein, Hemingway, and George Clooney have all decided that Milan is where the heart is. These fabulous people also make Milan a special place to be remembered. In your next trip to […]

Delicious drives in Italy: Milan to Scanzorosciate

Delicious drives in Italy: Milan to Scanzorosciate

This is the first of a series of three posts showcasing five secret foodie locations in the Bergamo province – all easy to reach from Milan and Bergamo, provided you have a car! We’ve teamed up with Hertz for the Delicious Drives project and got a shiny new Fiat 500, the ideal car to drive […]

Delicious drives in Italy: along the SS 470 to Cespedosio

Delicious drives in Italy: along the SS 470 to Cespedosio

Welcome to the second installment of our Bergamo foodie road trip around the Bergamo province in collaboration with Hertz! So far we’ve driven our shiny Fiat 500 from Milan to the top of Val Brembana, tasting delicious food on the way. We’ve already told you all about Moscato di Scanzo, a unique ‘meditation wine’, and […]

Delicious drives in Italy: Milan to Treviglio via San Pellegrino Terme and Val Brembana

Delicious drives in Italy: Milan to Treviglio via San Pellegrino Terme and Val Brembana

If you’ve followed us recently, you’ll know that we’ve partnered up with Hertz who provided the wheels (a compact and stylish Fiat 500) to discover the tastiest foodie secrets around the Bergamo province. We’ve told you all about Moscato di Scanzo, a delicious and very rare ‘meditation wine’, and about our delicious lunch with Piero […]

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 […]

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The secrets of how to order coffee in Italy

You may or may not be aware of the importance of coffee in Italian culture. The locals embrace every cup of coffee – drinking it is an enjoyable and relaxing moment to enjoy the flavour and smell of the coffee, with friends or family or during a quick coffee break (‘una pausa‘). But do you […]

5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento, Italy

5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento, Italy

Dont travel to Salento searching for Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental Hotels, as you wont find them. Salento is all about boutique hotels, family run businesses and authentic experiences far from the madding crowd. It is all about simplicity and slow-living. I have traveled through white-washed villages and extensive olive groves to find 5 of […]

Lake Maggiore, St Catherina

Magical moments at Lake Maggiore in Italy

Enthralling, fascinating, charming, alluring, captivating – perhaps these words are still not adequate to describe Lake Maggiore. All I can say, is that nothing could prepare me for that first glance at this breath taking scene unwrapping before me. Cobalt blue water, crisp fresh air, beautiful end of the 19th century villas bathing in the […]

Rome better kept secret Residece Palazzo al Velabro-1

Don’t miss this better kept secret in Rome – as seen in The Guardian

Rome is the perfect city to enjoy the incredible romance of Renaissance palazzos, drink in the beautiful Baroque fountains and surround yourself with incredible Roman classical ruins. Wander out in the evening in that special pulsating energy that permeates the air in Rome, discover the perfect places to enjoy the buzzing aperitivo scene and continue […]

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