Category: Italy

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 […]

A fish festival with the world's largest frying pan

A fish festival with the world’s largest frying pan

If you ever think you’ve cooked for a big party, think again. Spare a thought for the Camogli Fish Festival where, throughout the day, freshly caught fish are cooked in the largest fish frying pan in the world at five metres wide with a seven metre handle. Fishermen abandon their day jobs for the festival […]

Ischia's top 10

Ischia’s top 10

The Italian island of Ischia lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km from the city of Naples, and is a neighbour of the better known island of Capri. It is the largest of the Phlegrean islands and almost entirely mountainous, covered in greenery and fringed with white sand beaches, […]

A free night in the Tuscan hills

A free night in the Tuscan hills

During April and May Villa Mangiacane, a 15th Century wine and olive grove estate in the Tuscan hills, is offering a free night for those booking four and five nights. Situated just seven miles and a 20-minute drive from the historic city centre of Florence, the Villa is both a perfect base for cultural exploring […]

3 of our favourite markets in which to mingle with the locals

3 of our favourite markets in which to mingle with the locals

Who doesn’t like a spot of shopping when on holiday? And what better way to feel the pulse of a city and get under the skin of a destination than to mingle in the markets with the locals. A visit to a Parisian antiques fair or a wander through a colourful handicrafts market in India […]

When in Rome... a luxury trip crafted by insiders

When in Rome… a luxury trip crafted by insiders

It may have first been uttered in 387AD, but never could the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” have been so apt as during my recent stay at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, where attentive staff are only too happy to share insider tips on where to go and what to see. The hotel […]

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