Category: Italy

The top 5 Italian city breaks

The top 5 Italian city breaks

Surrounded by the clear blue seas of the Mediterranean with a spine of mountainous terrain, there is no magical landscape that Italy cannot provide. We’re not talking your average sandy beach with sea views – we’re talking the Amalfi Coast, with its larger-than-life coastline featuring historic sea-facing villages nestled in the rocky crevices. It’s not […]

5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast

5 unique things to do around the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast needs no introduction. The cliffs, the lemon trees, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the blue grotto, and the islands of Capri and Ischia have been subjects of countless books and melodies. It is an area of southern Italy that has been luring visitors for thousands of years in search of history, […]

High shopping in the Dolomites

High shopping in the Dolomites

San Candido is one of Italy’s premier mountain resorts, situated in the Unesco Heritage Dolomite Mountains. Offering a wide range of both summer and winter activities, boasting first-class facilities and breathtaking hikes. The town is well-known for it’s spectacular mountain views and for it’s tempting shopping experiences. From exclusive boutiques, shoe stores, sport apparel and equipment, […]

8 under-the-radar European destinations

8 under-the-radar European destinations

Summer is here (sort of) and so begins the pretty predictable exodus to the popular parts of Europe, from the Spanish Costas and cypress tree-dotted hills of Tuscany to the beaches of the South of France. These places are popular for a very good reason, but for anyone seeking even a smidgeon of originality (or […]

Top 4 foodie destinations for the luxury traveller

Top 4 foodie destinations for the luxury traveller

For the luxury traveller, VIP travel is about luxury and comfort but its also about quality. The quality of the experience, the quality of the products and for some in particular, the quality of the food and drink which can be enjoyed and savoured during the holiday. As well as being food enthusiasts ourselves (read […]

6 spectacular places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

6 spectacular places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

Italy has no shortage of breathtaking destinations, but the Amalfi Coast is without a doubt one of the most magical places in the country. John Steinbeck wrote that “Positano bites deep; it is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you’ve gone”. To experience the dreamlike […]

6 things to do on the Aeolian Islands of Vulcano and Lipari

6 things to do on the Aeolian Islands of Vulcano and Lipari

The Aeolian Islands located in the Tyrrhenian Sea consists of seven beautiful islands that have a “Y-shaped” configuration when viewed from the sky. The islands include Stromboli, Vulcano, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea, Lipari, and Salina. They are collectively called the “seven pearls of the Mediterranean” and according to history, they were named The Aeolian Islands after […]

Suite of the week: Portovenere Junior Suite, Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy

Suite of the week: Portovenere Junior Suite, Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy

Suite name: Portovenere Junior Suite Location: Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy Size of accommodation: Approximately 50 sq m Cost per night: From 470 euros (double occupancy) Who’s stayed there? Actress Audrey Tatou, Singer Patti Smith and football player Fernando LLorente. What makes it special: The breathtaking views of Portovenere’s colorful historic centre, picturesque marina and Palmaria Island. The Portovenere Junior […]

5 vineyard villas ideal for wine lovers

5 vineyard villas ideal for wine lovers

While some enjoy spending their holidays in the quietness of the mountains and others prefer hearing the waves breaking on the beach, to wine lovers there is no better place for a retreat than in the middle of rolling hills and beautiful vineyards. From Spain to South Africa, through Italy and France, some very impressive […]

Top 5 luxury experiences in the Dolomites

Top 5 luxury experiences in the Dolomites

The Dolomites are celebrated for their supreme natural beauty, but under their peaks lie many luxurious activities and assets to behold. The ancient traditions of the valleys remain and converge with the modern architecture and new ideas of the towns and cities. Known as the most impressive mountains in the world, but also for their […]

5 of the best alternative travel ideas for Italy lovers

5 of the best alternative travel ideas for Italy lovers

You may have visited the Colosseum, taken a photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and joined the tourist trail at the Cinque Terre, but there’s so much more to see and do in Italy. From sleeping in a monastery to crowdfunding the future of Pompeii, these are our alternative travel ideas for true Italophiles. […]

7 luxury experiences in Venice in only 24 hours

7 luxury experiences in Venice in only 24 hours

When you live in a small mountain town up in the white Dolomites you grab any chance to drive down to Venice and if you only have 24 hours, well that’s when you want to make most of all the luxurious and special assets and commodities that this magical city has to offer. Novecento Boutique […]

Photograph of the week: Colosseum, Rome

Photograph of the week: Colosseum, Rome

Built between 72AD and 80AD under the Emperor Vespasian, today the Colosseum takes pride of place in the heart of Rome although at the time of its construction it was situated on the outskirts of the city since the centre was originally built on the banks of the river. At 189 metres long, 156 metres wide […]

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 […]

Fun for all family - Adrenaline rush in Tignes

Top 5 Summer holiday ideas in the Alps

Once the snow melts and reveals an altogether different world, the mountains become a verdant playground, lush and alluring. The contrast from the magical icy white of winter is startling but the summer months are just as wonderful in a completely different way. It’s true that at the highest altitudes, skiing can continue the year […]

10 top tips for your first trip to Florence

10 top tips for your first trip to Florence

When Stendhal visited Florence in 1817, he was so moved by a visit to Santa Croce and the sight of Giotto’s frescoes that he was overwhelmed by emotion and felt faint. A trip to the world capital of Renaissance art, can be an intense experience, especially if it’s your first time in Florence. To make […]

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