Category: Italy

The top 3 adrenalin buzzes in the Alps this Summer

The top 3 adrenalin buzzes in the Alps this Summer

The summer in the Alps is a paradise for extreme sports enthusiasts. For the serious adrenalin junkies, the wingsuit flying craze, has to be the ultimate  mad thing to do. However, this is really only accessible to the very elite. It involves wearing a specialized wingsuit, jumping off a cliff and in effect freeflying for […]

7 stunning ports of call in the Adriatic Sea

7 stunning ports of call in the Adriatic Sea

A medieval minefield of dazzling displays, the rich waters of the Adriatic are full of surprises that will leave you glowing with delight. Recently becoming one of the trendiest destinations for yachting, explore the kingdoms of old, from the inspiring coastal ports of Croatia cloaked in sublime heritage to dipping your toes in the woven […]

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

As a man who has travelled the world, I can only base my opinions of luxury destinations on my observations – which admittedly, is much different that a woman’s point of view. So I asked some well-travelled female friends: “What are some of the most female-friendly luxury destinations?” Great shopping and availability and variety of […]

Tuscan connoisseurs wanted: your very own castle, world-class golf course and Michelin-starred chef

Tuscan connoisseurs wanted: your very own castle, world-class golf course and Michelin-starred chef

Halfway between the Tuscan jewels of Pisa and Florence, there is a smooth, wide valley framed by fields of silver wheat, rows of vineyard grapes and thick swatches of undisturbed forest. Perched at the high point of a ridge above the valley is a tall, stone castle. The castle is 800 years old. It sits […]

3 of the most unique city breaks for retired couples

3 of the most unique city breaks for retired couples

After a life spent taking on the daily grind, paying off mortgages, bringing up kids and keeping the grandchildren in line, retired couples have earned a well-deserved break! With Europe quite literally at their doorstep, hordes of retired Brits have some incredible destinations to choose from. And while Rome, Paris and Barcelona will always be […]

5 fabulous things to do in Otranto

5 fabulous things to do in Otranto

The peninsula of Salento is one of my favourite Italian destinations and one I keep coming back to. Located deep in Italy’s south, Salento is the ‘heel’ of its ‘boot’, part of the region of Puglia, located at the edges of both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Its generous sunshine, typical whitewashed houses, baroque architecture, […]

Becoming an Italian food and wine expert in one luxurious week

Becoming an Italian food and wine expert in one luxurious week

I can hardly believe that the road will lead anywhere. It is steep, rutted, and folds back on itself over and over again. My ears pop and the greenery around me transitions from pale green Tuscan river valley to soft pines that cast stippled shadows. But the road does end. It levels out and my […]

Top 6 unspoiled places in Italy

Top 6 unspoiled places in Italy

Whether you’re an Italian veteran on the search for something a little different or a first time visitor wanting an utterly unique experience, an Italian holiday doesn’t have to be limited to old time favourites such as Rome, Venice and Florence. On the contrary, Italy’s 301,338 km² footprint is brimming with ‘off the beaten track’ […]

Top 10 cities in the world for marriage proposals

Top 10 cities in the world for marriage proposals

Getting engaged is the most exciting, nerve wracking, and potentially important day of your life. For years to come (hopefully!), your story about the planning, thought process, and personal touches behind how and, perhaps more importantly, where you ‘popped the question’ will be told and retold on countless occasions. The pressure for a memorable and […]

Suite of the week: Locker Cottage, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany

Suite of the week: Locker Cottage, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany

Suite name: Locker Cottage Location: Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy Size of accommodation: 220 sq m / 2368 sq ft Cost per night: From 1,800 euros What makes it special: It’s a cottage that innovates the idea of Tuscan country house with a glamorous and eclectic touch, offering a panoramic location between the sea villages of […]

6 of the best things to do in Rome

6 of the best things to do in Rome

The capital of Italy is one of the most famous cities in the world. Its roots echo throughout history, as remnants and relics of distant eras blend in with Rome’s modern-day cosmopolitan nature. These unique characteristics allow the city to stand as an attractive destination opportunity for different typologies of visitors: whether you are looking […]

Suite of the week: Romantic Honeymoon Suite, Villa Fiorentino Positano, Campania, Italy

Suite of the week: Romantic Honeymoon Suite, Villa Fiorentino Positano, Campania, Italy

Suite name: Romantic Honeymoon Suite Location: Villa Fiorentino Positano, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Italy Size of accommodation: 120 sq m internal, 100 sq m external Cost per night: From €650 Who’s stayed here: Gilberto Gil What makes it special: It’s one of the best suites for a romantic honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast and is the top of the range apartment at […]

5 not-to-be-missed UNESCO sites in Italy

5 not-to-be-missed UNESCO sites in Italy

UNESCO’s World Heritage status designates places of “outstanding universal value to humanity” by inscribing them on the World Heritage List so that they will be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Italy is the country with the highest number of heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO list with a total of 50 located […]

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

The world’s most luxurious skiing resorts

There’s a skiing break, and then there are the kinds of skiing breaks that you never forget. The snow is lush, deep and plentiful. Your bed is the best you’ve ever slept in, and the food – well, you’ll never eat like that again. The whole holiday is a sensory delight from start to finish, […]

Suite of the week: Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily, Italy

Suite of the week: Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily, Italy

Suite name: Villa Giardini del Principe Location: Between Palermo and Cefalu, Sicily, Italy Size of accommodation: 450 sq m immersed in 10,000 sq m of mature landscaped gardens Cost per night: From €645 per night for the main villa Who’s stayed here: High-profile businessmen, American entrepreneurs, highly distinguished doctors What makes it special: A rare sea-front villa in Sicily, this magnificent […]

3 uncrowded towns in Tuscany you'll want to visit (but many don't!)

3 uncrowded towns in Tuscany you’ll want to visit (but many don’t!)

Of course you have to see Florence. Its treasures are worth enduring the hordes of people who want to see what you want to see when you want to see it. The fight for foot space is ongoing during the tourist season, and the lines are daunting. There is always the danger you will become […]

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