Category: Italy

Yet another Gordon Ramsay restaurant

Yet another Gordon Ramsay restaurant

It seems there’s no stopping Gordon Ramsay at the moment.   No sooner had I blogged about the new restaurant at the Forte Village Resort in Sardinia and I discover that he’s opening another in Tuscany, also next month. Nestled within one of Italy’s most beautiful stretches of Tuscan countryside, just 100 km from Florence […]

New Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Sardinia

New Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Sardinia

Next month Gordon Ramsay will open a new restaurant at the award-winning luxury resort Forte Village in Sardinia. Forte Village is a unique destination in Southern Sardinia set within 55 acres of pine forest and subtropical gardens, next to a dazzling white beach at the southern tip of this luxurious island, situated just a few […]

Environmental guidelines from Luxury Properties Europe

To commemorate  World Environmental Day, on 5th June 2009, Luxury Properties Europe – a specialist in both sales and long and short-term rentals – is launching environmental guidelines to stimulate their worldwide clientele’s awareness. In each and every  one of their  properties located in France, Italy, Switzerland or Greece, there is an Environmental Guide with […]

Masseria San Domenico - complete with medical spa

Masseria San Domenico – complete with medical spa

Embracing mud and water comes naturally at Masseria San Domenico‘s Thalasso-therapy Spa, a medical spa in the Puglia region of Italy where guests are relaxed, revived and rejuvenated in more ways than one.  You arrive via a winding driveway embraced by wild flowers, olive groves and lemon trees; with the Adriatic behind and an Italian […]

New pool bar in Venice from Hotel Cipriani

In Venice, Hotel Cipriani has finished a second phase of refurbishments, which included the restoration of Bar Gabbiano. Located next to the hotel’s famous swimming pool, the bar aims to become the heart of the hotel, with live music and a lively atmosphere for guests and local Venetians to meet. Guests can choose from a […]

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Interview with Laura Brady of Lux Wines

Our latest interview is with Laura Brady, President and Co-founder of Luxury Wine Tours, Inc. and Lux Wines. Luxury Wine Tours provides exquisite custom wine tours in Oregon’s bountiful Willamette Valley. Luxury Wine Tours was initially created out of  a desire to bring people a unique food and wine experience that showcases Oregon’s world class […]

Early bird upgrades with NCL

Early bird upgrades with NCL

Book before 31st May 2009 with NCL Freestyle Cruising and you will be given an ‘early bird’  upgrade to the best available stateroom, offering savings of up to £250 per person. The offer includes seven-night fly-cruises travelling across the Greek Isles and Aegean Sea from Norwegian Gem’s new base in Venice – the first time […]

Luxury wine tours of Italy

Luxury wine tours of Italy

iExplore recently launched two Italian luxury wine tours.   One of the tours, iExplore Wine Tour of Apulia, focuses on the region of Apulia located in the heel of italy.   Apulia has 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country and its local sun drenched grape makes superb wines.   […]

17th Century Italian olive mill restored as holiday home

17th Century Italian olive mill restored as holiday home

Masseria Il Trappeto is a sensitively restored 17th century olive mill just 1km from Ostuni (“La Citta Bianca”) and set in an ancient olive grove from which it produces its own oil. Some of the trees were planted by the ancient Greeks 2,000 years ago, when southern Italy was Magna Graecia. Il Trappeto offers a […]

Hotel Capri Caesar Augustus

A nicely-put-together video of the five star  Hotel Capri Caesar Augustus.

Arkoudi Private Island

Situated in the Ionian Sea, on the western sea border of Greece and close to Italy, Arkoudi Private Island is home to a unique luxury villa development that has the potential to be a multi-millionaires’ playground.

Has Bono bought himself a new toy?

Has Bono bought himself a new toy?

Rumour has it that Irish rock star  Bono from U2 has bought himself a new yacht.   The Cyan is a 140-foot luxury yacht that he is said to have ‘test cruised’ last summer. Built my Italian yachtmakers Codecasa, the vessel  can accommodate 12 guests across six cabins  and even has an on-deck Jacuzzi.   […]

The world’s 2nd 7-star hotel?

From eviewweek.com: World’s 2nd 7-star hotel will be in China A management agreement to build China’s first seven-star hotel was signed over the weekend, Beijing Times reports. China’s real-estate company Antaeus Group and the Canadian company Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, signed the agreement to build the hotel in Sanya, a tourism hotspot in southern China’s […]

Experience la dolce vita in Rome

Experience la dolce vita in Rome

Experience la dolce vita in Rome from just 100 euros per person per night. Enjoy a weekend soaking in the ambience of St Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Indulge yourself in a city of superlatives, an open air museum with some of Europe’s top restaurants.   This offer is available from the […]

Rossellinis, Ravello, Italy

Rossellinis, Ravello, Italy

Open for dinner from March to October, Rossellinis is a 2-star Michelin restaurant that overlooks the craggy cliffs of the Amalfi coast. Expect Meditteranean cuisine with a southern Italian influence. There are a number of updated Neapolitan dishes to be enjoyed here, such as crystallised amberjack fillet served with roasted artichoke and potato salad with […]

Europe's top beach towns

Europe’s top beach towns

After a day at the beach, it’s nice to have a base where you can take an evening stroll, dine out, etc. According to an email that’s landed in my inbox from Tripadvisor, here’s the top 10 European beach towns: Monterosso al Mare, Italy Fira, Greece   Menton, France   Amalfi, Italy   Propriano, France […]

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