Category: Italy

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 […]

Photograph of the week: Pejo 3000 in the Italian Dolomites

Photograph of the week: Pejo 3000 in the Italian Dolomites

Taken on a ski trip, Pejo 3000 is located 3000 metres above sea level in Val di Pejo in the Trento province in the Italian Dolomites and has some truly amazing views. The slopes are fun especially on a sunny days. On the way down there are a few good lodges to stop at and […]

5 of the best luxury spas in Europe

5 of the best luxury spas in Europe

Sometimes you need a break. But not just any kind of break – a luxury break; where you’re pampered to perfection, with treatments to suit your every unique need. Whether you’re a wine lover or a fitness junkie, a pregnant mother or a first-time father – rest assured, there’s a luxury spa out there for […]

Top 10 places in Europe to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in Europe to take your loved one this Valentine’s

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, how do you plan to celebrate? Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat among the snowy mountains that surround St. Moritz or a stay in a prime location on St. Mark’s Square in Venice, we think you’ll find something here to whet your appetite… Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Istria, […]

5 not-to-be-missed experiences in Verona, Italy

5 not-to-be-missed experiences in Verona, Italy

Verona, located in Northeast Italy in the Veneto region, is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.  Often overlooked beside neighboring Venice, it possesses an impressive artistic heritage and many cultural diversions. It has also been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the importance and value of its many historical edifices. Located […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine's

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for Valentine’s

Our top 10 Christmas round-up of gift ideas proved to be such a huge success that we thought we’d run with something similar for Valentine’s Day. Whether you are buying for him or for her, we hope you’ll find something here to give you inspiration. And so, without further ado, here are 10 luxurious ideas […]

The top 5 places to cycle in Tuscany

The top 5 places to cycle in Tuscany

Biking is, hands down, the best way to travel. It allows you to go at your own pace, engage your surroundings with all your senses, and become fully immersed in the minutiae that define a place. But where to ride when you get there can be a challenge, particularly in a place so consistently beautiful […]

The top 3 post-Christmas cruise destinations

The top 3 post-Christmas cruise destinations

If you’re feeling a bit flat after the Christmas and New Year festivities, then why not cheer yourself up by booking an exciting cruise holiday. This type of holiday is an affordable yet luxurious way to escape the dark cold days of the UK winter, relax and unwind while you explore new parts of the […]

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