Category: Italy

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Summer 2013 is set to showcase an exciting blend of sport, arts and music events all across Europe. From Grand Prix, to Art Basel and the Venice Film Festival, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the most exciting events taking place this summer – and how to get there by private jet. Sport […]

Interview with Alina Pinelli, Founder of countryslowliving.com

Interview with Alina Pinelli, Founder of countryslowliving.com

Alina Pinelli, together with her family Lucia and Giovanni, are the founders of countryslowliving.com  (Il Fontanaro Farm, Villas & Co) – a resort where travellers come from all over the world to learn about the Italian heritage in organic wines, olive oils, saffron and honey, to discover the culture of the Tuscan and Umbrian lands. With […]

Looking beyond star ratings for excellent, quality accommodation

Looking beyond star ratings for excellent, quality accommodation

“Stars are not a secure way to find the perfect hotel.” After reading this sentence in an American novel, uttered by a famous globetrotter, a smart travel agent would realise that the success of a good trip is the experience you have, and that stars are no longer a secure system to sleep in a […]

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Recipe of the week: Home-made vanilla ice cream (Gelato alla vaniglia)

Nothing says summer more than ice cream, and no one makes ice cream like the Italians! This authentic Italian recipe for vanilla ice cream may not be the healthiest, but you can rest assured that with actual vanilla bean pods, full-fat milk and full-fat cream, your homemade ice cream will be second to none. Once […]

Photograph of the week: the Colosseum

Photograph of the week: the Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. This particular shot of the famous landmark was a thirty second exposure, which allowed the clouds to travel and give a sense of movement to the image.  It also makes the colours really stand out. Thank you to […]

Explore Milan’s canal district and welcome the arrival of Summer at the Festa dei Navigli

Explore Milan’s canal district and welcome the arrival of Summer at the Festa dei Navigli

While walking around the centre of Milan, it is hard to believe that the city was, in Medieval times, an important port, with a whole network of canals used to transport goods in and out of the city and the surrounding region of Lombardy.  As canals became less important as a method of transport, many […]

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

If, like us, you judge the perfect place to rest your head by its proximity to sun, sea and sand, then look no further. Here we provide a round-up to our top five destinations for a luxurious villa getaway. These are places that are certain to please even the most demanding of beach aficionados. Sardinia […]

Top 5 destinations when chartering a superyacht in the Mediterranean

Top 5 destinations when chartering a superyacht in the Mediterranean

The West Mediterranean is the place in Europe to charter a superyacht during the Summer months. There are many different destinations to head to from May through to September, each with their own unique appeal and where you can enjoy a life of luxury. Here are our favourite top five: Cannes, France This is the where the […]

The history of luxury travel – Emilio Pucci

The history of luxury travel – Emilio Pucci

When one hears “resort wear”, it’s doubtful that Olympic skiing or the Italian parliament comes to mind.  Enter Emilio Pucci, the man who single-handedly put bright, graphic prints on the international fashion stage.  With the world having to rebuild itself during the post WWII era, Pucci’s obsession with color (and lots of it) helped to […]

A Venetian giro d’ombra and the top 5 bacari (wine bars)

A Venetian giro d’ombra and the top 5 bacari (wine bars)

On any trip to Venice, food lovers must treat themselves to a visit of Venice’s famed Rialto market. Cross the famous bridge, and enter first into the multitude of fresh produce stands, displaying a stunning variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Right next to the vegetable stands are the butcher and cheese shops, in permanent […]

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Top 10 romantic hotels in Europe

Are you filled with starry-eyed sentiment and looking for the perfect destination for an amorous adventure? Join us as we explore Europe’s most sumptuous suites and luxurious lodgings to provide the ideal backdrop for your dream romance. Here’s a shortlist of my top 10 romantic hotels to be found in Europe. 1. Sun Rocks Hotel, […]

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help […]

3 of the best luxury hotels in Rome

3 of the best luxury hotels in Rome

We wanted to find 3 top luxury hotels for our fellow luxury travellers to enjoy in Rome and here is the shortlist. This beautiful city has a lot of choice to offer tourists but we picked la crème de la crème for you. The most central location for luxury is Spanish Steps (Piazza de Spagna) and […]

Monterosso Lemon Festival, Liguria

Monterosso Lemon Festival, Liguria

Head for the tiny Cinque Terre village of Monterosso this Spring for an annual festival dedicated to the locally grown lemon. During the Monterosso Lemon Festival, which takes place on the third Saturday in May, the village is covered in thousands upon thousands of lemons. Shop windows are decorated with them and a contest is […]

Recipe of the week: “Crudo” raw scampi and imperial prawns, wild rice and salad

Recipe of the week: “Crudo” raw scampi and imperial prawns, wild rice and salad

This recipe demonstrates a creative interpretation of Mediterranean cuisine with particular care for local products, which come from small, carefully selected Maremma farms and from the surrounding seas. Here you will find not only Tuscan classics presented in a gourmet style, but also an unexpected combination of particular sea and meat dishes and selected wines […]

Photograph of the week: Young deer in the wilds of Tuscany

Photograph of the week: Young deer in the wilds of Tuscany

Experiencing a real adventure has become increasingly difficult in today’s world. In years gone by, one of the most common dangers of a trip to the wilderness was to encounter wild animals; nowadays it’s nearly impossible to meet creatures of any kind. Recently, however, wildlife watching has found a valuable ally in modern technology through […]

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