Category: Italy

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

5 travel recommendations for the Amalfi coast

5 travel recommendations for the Amalfi coast

When it comes to glitz and glamour no one does it quite with the finesse of the Italians and Italy’s Amalfi Coast is no exception. From winding roads, perfect for a James Bond style driving adventure, to stunning views out to Capri and designer shopping in Positano, a visit to Italy’s amazing Amalfi Coast should […]

3 lakes not to be missed when visiting the Italian Lakes

3 lakes not to be missed when visiting the Italian Lakes

The Italian Lakes region known as Lombardy is a destination unlike no other in Italy. Steeped in history and culture, this region was named after the northern Lombards who conquered it from the Romans centuries ago. A commercial junction in Europe, Lombardy is famous for being the destination where emperors were crowned, but lately more […]

Five star luxury in Venice

Five star luxury in Venice

Surely there is no better way to approach a hotel than travelling up the Grand Canal in the beautiful city of Venice. Our destination was the Ca’Sagredo Hotel, formally a 15th Century palace now declared a national monument housing a five star establishment. Our water taxi was greeted at the hotel’s private dock by a […]

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

3 sophisticated European locations to celebrate the New Year in style

There are many different ways in which you can choose to celebrate your New Year – these ideas will let you customise your own celebrations, enjoy the luxury and savour many of the benefits of a top class hotel in the intimacy of your own accommodation. Three ideas that promise to provide a New Year’s […]

The biggest Christmas tree in the world

The biggest Christmas tree in the world

Often dubbed as ‘the biggest Christmas tree in the world’, the Mount Ingino Christmas Tree can be found near Gubbio in Umbria, Italy. The ‘tree’ is 650 metres high and 350 m wide at its base, and was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records in 1991. The star alone covers 1,000 square metres and the […]

Taking luxury to new heights in Italy

Taking luxury to new heights in Italy

Great Hotels of the World member, Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence has now opened its unique Tower Suite which occupies the top floor of the stunning Medieval Pagliazza Tower. The tower is one of the special ancient features of the property which has been beautifully preserved despite the restoration works. The tower is one the oldest […]

Top 5 wines to enjoy on your Dolomites ski holiday

Top 5 wines to enjoy on your Dolomites ski holiday

The Dolomite mountains of Italy are a sought-after destination for discerning skiers and snowboarders. With dozens of ski areas from large resort towns to smaller, local venues, and a wide variety of other winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or shopping and spa visits, there is something for both skier and non-skier alike. But did […]

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Interview with Owen Coleman, CEO of The Coleman Group Worldwide LLC

Owen Coleman is an entrepreneur and world class designer who has created and built many strategy and branding firms since his first design firm in 1966. After 30 years, he became partners with the Interpublic Group, forming the Coleman Worldwide Partnership, comprised of the finest brand design firms in 18 countries. His friendship and mentorship with those partners endures today. […]

5 of the most utterly romantic places to 'pop the question'

5 of the most utterly romantic places to ‘pop the question’

‘Popping the question’ on a trip appears to have become an increasingly popular trend. But how do you plan the perfect marriage proposal? First you need to decide ‘where’ – planning such a momentous event in your life isn’t easy so here we share 5 of the most utterly romantic places to consider. Dickenson Bay, […]

7 of the ultimate places to get away from it all this Christmas

7 of the ultimate places to get away from it all this Christmas

The build-up to Christmas is invariably a very hectic time. Add to that the preparations for the big day itself and it’s perhaps understandable that many people choose to go away and be well and truly pampered instead. Here we provide a round-up on 7 places – chosen primarily from a European perspective – where […]

5 great off-season activities in Tuscany

5 great off-season activities in Tuscany

Tuscany is a fabulous and picturesque part of Italy, understandably popular with visitors who enjoy the great cities, art and architecture and wonderful food and wine. Throughout the summer months the main cities, Florence, Pisa and Siena can be unbearably hot and while the hills and mountains are generally cooler, accommodation there is expensive and […]

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

Saying farewell to the holiday season always leaves travelers feeling a little blue. The warmth turns to cold and you long for a vacation after your vacation. But keep your chin up; there are plenty of go-to places for off-season stays that will warm the cockles of your heart and save you a few pennies […]

3 spa treatments with the 'wow' factor

3 spa treatments with the ‘wow’ factor

Love spa treatments?  Looking for something a little different?  Then maybe one of these wonderful options is just what you’re looking for. Here we give a round-up on three rather different spa treatments, each with their own ‘wow’ factor, and that will each leave you feeling extra special. Bush spa treatments A relaxing holistic treatment […]

5 top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

5 top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

Rome is a beautiful city with a history that spans more than more than 2,500 years with so many fascinating things to see and do – so much so that the wonderful culinary experiences you can have there sometimes get overlooked.  Here are my top five tips for tracking down the best  food and drink […]

10 of the most exclusive luxury hotel services

10 of the most exclusive luxury hotel services

If you believe that a luxurious hotel is just a place to stay for a night, you are wrong. Luxurious hotels offer much more than fashionable interior and unusual exterior to attract visitors. A wish to amaze guests has no limits. Nowadays hotels offer exclusive services for the most sophisticated visitors: from unique spa-procedures to […]

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