Category: Italy

Top 10 cosy beachside hotels

Looking for something cosy and with a beach on your doorstep? Then you’re in luck as Tripadvisor have just shared their top 10 cosy beachside hotels. Making the list are hotels from all over the world so, without further ado, here you go: 1. Breakfast on the Beach Lodge, Waiheke Island, New Zealand 2. Utopia […]

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

In a bid no doubt to build awareness for its members, Great Hotels of the World has revealed its holiday hotspot predictions for Summer 2011 based on searches made on their site. 1. Tenerife, Spain The Canary Island of Tenerife is a firm favourite with holiday makers and continues to be one of the most […]

Europe’s top 10 hidden gem hotels

I’m not sure what makes a hotel a ‘hidden gem’ as a considerable number in the list that follows are to be found in major European cities. That aside, here’s the top 10 hidden gem hotels according to Tripadvisor. (They don’t actually say ‘Europe’s top 10′ but since all of them are in Europe (in […]

Inexpensive luxury Tuscan villas: is it even possible?

Inexpensive luxury Tuscan villas: is it even possible?

Renting upscale Tuscan villas is usually associated with high rental fees. As a rule of thumb, it is usually true, as most luxury properties in Tuscany go many extra miles to make your experience unforgettable. Nonetheless, I found a fantastic exception to this rule. It is a special villa located in the Lucca area, specifically in […]

Discover Lake Como's exclusive lifestyle with new app

Discover Lake Como’s exclusive lifestyle with new app

If you are planning a trip to exclusive Lake Como in Italy this year and need to know where are the top spots that the area has to offer, now you can use a dedicated travel guide for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that specializes in the most selective tourist attractions of Lake Como. The […]

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

Tripadvisor has come up with its top 10 utterly unforgettable hotel rooms. Here we provide you with their somewhat Euro-centric list, links to each hotel where we can, and links to pictures of the rooms as shown on Tripadvisor’s site. 1. Utter Inn, Vasteras, Sweden – see the room 2. Abali Gran Sultanato, Palermo, Italy […]

3 nights for the price of 2 at Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy

3 nights for the price of 2 at Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy

When you stay two nights at the Borgo Santo Pietro, you will receive the third night free. Borgo Santo Pietro is 45 minutes from Sienna and 1 hour from Florence. This 11-room Borgo was built in 1229 and beautifully renovated by Claus and Jeanette Thottrup, a Danish couple, who previously resided in London. The Borgo […]

Which hotels in Europe would make your top 10?

Tripadvisor have contacted me with their list of the top 10 hotels in Europe. And it’s perhaps not the most obvious names that make the list. Here’s their top 10: 1. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic 2. Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece 3. Al Ponte Antico Hotel, Venice, Italy 4. La Villa Marbella […]

Top 10 charming European towns and cities

Looking for somewhere in Europe with distinctive charm?  Then take a look at this recently-published Tripadvisor list of the top 10 charming European towns and cities. Unlike many previous TA lists that we’ve published, this one isn’t overly-dominated by any one country but instead offers a good mix of options. Let us know what you […]

A unique opportunity to see a jewel of the Roman Renaissance

The magnificent Palazzo Farnese in Rome, home to the French Embassy, usually closed to the public is exceptionally open this year, until 27th April 2011 for a great exhibition of about 150 works of art gathered from some of the major Italian and French museums, but also from USA and other European collections. The main […]

A fine Chianti classic

A fine Chianti classic

As you wind your way up through the canopy of twisted oaks and slopes, filled with olive trees and vines you’ll begin to hear the strains of Puccini in your ears. Arriving at a the tiny Tuscan village of Moncioni, drop your bags in the cool welcoming lobby before scurrying out onto the lavender-filled terrace […]

19 of the world's sexiest hotels

19 of the world’s sexiest hotels

Just two weeks after The Luxury Travel Bible issued a press release with its top 10 sexiest hotels in the world for Valentine’s, I’ve been sent an email by Tripadvisor with their own top 10 sexy hotels.  Perhaps not surprisingly, there aren’t many that are common to both lists.   Here are the two lists: […]

The world’s scariest footpath and motorbike trail

There’s nothing luxurious here, but I think anyone with a love of travel would find it interesting, so I’m sharing it regardless!  First up, a footpath that’s being billed on YouTube as the world’s scariest.  El camino del ray is a via ferrata that’s now fallen into a state of disrepair, located in the province […]

The wonderful world of Venice, Italy

The wonderful world of Venice, Italy

Venice, a part of Italy that many Venetians consider a separate country, and it that is hard to argue with as it is much different than most other parts of Italy with the many canals and no personal vehicles allowed. Walking Venice is a wonderful and even romantic way to see the sites, as you […]

The most luxurious places in Northern Tuscany: Riviera-Versilia

The most luxurious places in Northern Tuscany: Riviera-Versilia

Versilia Riviera, set on the Northern Tuscany coast, has become a favourite retreat for celebrities and wealthy vacationers. Its reputation dates to the 1960s, when industrialists made wealthy by a booming economy chose Versilia as a place to get away – followed soon thereafter by the Prince and Princess of Piedmont, who eventually chose Viareggio’s […]

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Azamara Club Cruises and PerryGolf have joined forces to offer an escorted and all-inclusive golf tour and cruise program that features some of the world’s premier golf courses. Designed specifically with the passionate golfer in mind and offering more opportunities for guests to play at more courses on a voyage, Azamara Club Golf Cruises combines […]

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