Category: Italy

5 of the best experiences for your cycling tour down the South Tyrol Wine Road

5 of the best experiences for your cycling tour down the South Tyrol Wine Road

Visitors to the Trentino Alto-Adige region of Italy, home to the majestic Dolomite mountains, find themselves presented with breathtaking vistas around every turn. But in spite of the mountainous terrain, it is a perfect spot for a summer bicycle tour for cyclists of all levels. While this region is home to some of the most […]

Cycling in Cinque Terre

Cycling in Cinque Terre

The morning sun rises from behind the mountains and casts its light on the seaside terrace where a delicious breakfast spread awaits you. A group of cyclists assemble around the espresso machine as it whirs to life. You begin your day once everyone is fed, caffeinated, and ready to go. Unlike yesterday, when you conquered […]

Several great reasons to visit Florence this Easter

Several great reasons to visit Florence this Easter

Easter is a wonderful time to visit Florence, usually with comfortable temperatures of around 18–20 degrees Centigrade, ideal for walking and seeing the sights, visiting museums and exhibitions, and (especially if the sun is shining!) enjoying a meal and glass of wine on the terrace of one of the many inviting restaurants and cafés lining […]

3 of the best luxury Mediterranean yacht holidays

3 of the best luxury Mediterranean yacht holidays

With secluded islands and miles of beautiful beaches to explore, Europe is the perfect holiday destination, but rather than sticking to the traditional beach holiday gazing out to sea, have you ever considered setting sail and peering back at the beach as you drift past on a luxury yacht? Sailing holidays in Europe have grown […]

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Top 10 places in Europe to visit this Easter

Looking for inspiration on what to do or where to go this Easter? Then look no further! We’ve saved you the legwork by compiling 10 great ideas for a luxury European break during the festive season. Perhaps you’d like to experience a traditional Spanish Easter celebration or wish to find somewhere with guaranteed skiing this […]

Interview with Nicola Pearson, Marketing Director and Co-owner of Bridgewater Travel

Interview with Nicola Pearson, Marketing Director and Co-owner of Bridgewater Travel

Nicola Pearsonwas born in London but now lives with her family in Manchester. She is 34 years old with 2 daughters and is the Marketing Director and Co-owner of her family’s luxury travel company, Bridgewater Travel. Bridgewater Travel is a family owned and managed Italian villa rental company.  Nicola’s parents first started offering villas in Pietrasanta and […]

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

4 of the best places to visit on the Amalfi Coast

Visiting the Amalfi Coast is decadence itself. It is the place to visit if you like swimming in sparkling bays, strolling around romantic fishing villages, eating incredible food and soaking up stunning scenery. Having spent the majority of the last 20 years on the Italian coast I feel ready to share my knowledge about the […]

Cortona, Italy: a journey through the ages

Cortona, Italy: a journey through the ages

The hill town of Cortona rises above the Val di Chiana, its white marble and stonework reflecting the sun like some great beacon. This Etruscan town’s origins actually predate recorded history, but its storied existence has long been a focus of commerce, pilgrimage, and war here in central Italy. One of its most popular foundation […]

3 amazing coastal drives not to miss

3 amazing coastal drives not to miss

If you’re used to sticking to the usual highways and commuter routes lined with dull scenery and horn-happy fellow commuters, taking on an amazing coastal drive as part of a relaxing holiday, can prove there’s still a driving thrill to be found amongst the beautiful scenery and sea air. Combining driving with a luxury holiday […]

Taking in Turin: a look at the city's contemporary art

Taking in Turin: a look at the city’s contemporary art

When most people think of Turin, first thoughts immediately go to one of three things – The Shroud of Turin, Juventus Football Club, or the conveniently close location of the airport to the ski slopes. But that is by no means all this hidden gem of Italy has to offer. Usually overlooked by tourists for […]

2 charming hotels for your next luxury trip to Tuscany

2 charming hotels for your next luxury trip to Tuscany

As you may know, many of Italy’s most beautiful and amazing venues are in Tuscany – a region in the centre of the country where art cities with breathtaking views and romantic landscapes are a natural masterpiece. Booking a luxury relais in this dream-like region is the main trend now, with wellness and comfort in […]

Top 5 luxury honeymoon destinations in Europe

Top 5 luxury honeymoon destinations in Europe

Your wedding may be one of the most special days of your life, but make no mistake – if there’s a time that’s really all about you and your new partner, it’s your honeymoon. Now that you’re finally free of hectic plans and schedules, it’s time to relax, rejuvenate, and spend some blissful time together […]

Mother & daughter package from the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan

Mother & daughter package from the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan

The Hotel Principe di Savoia, the Dorchester Collection’s Milanese property, is celebrating International Woman’s Day and Mothers’ Day in March by launching a special ‘Mother & Daughter Package’ in honour of the female members of the family. The package offers female guests a visit to the world famous opera house, La Scala, a shuttle service […]

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

Heli-skiing is the ultimate mountain buzz and now Livigno - which won the World Snow Award 2012 for Best European Resort – has added choppers for a limited time until 3rd March 2013. Time is of the essence with just a few weeks to head over for a spot of heli-skiing. Heli-skiing is limited in Europe […]

The top 5 exclusive tours in Italy

The top 5 exclusive tours in Italy

In 2013 it would appear that Italy continues to be an attractive destination for foreign tourists who are looking for luxury tours at historical venues. For this reason, I have chosen five very different places where you can enjoy a fulfilling tour experience that combines tradition, elegance and exclusiveness. Fashionionable Venice Venice is the town […]

Exclusive Verona opera and cruise experience

Exclusive Verona opera and cruise experience

Love operas? Love cruising?  Then this one’s for you! Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced news of an exclusive ‘Verona Opera & Cruise’ experience this Summer. The highlight of the voyage will be a stunning operatic performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida at the world-famous Arena di Verona in Italy. As Verona’s internationally acclaimed Roman amphitheatre prepares […]

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