Category: Italy

5 more top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

5 more top tips for delicious cuisine in Rome

Rome is an ancient city with a palpable feeling of glory and history. Walking among the stoned streets, the haggard merchants and young lovers it oozes history. A day roaming Rome wears down the body and the mind. To keep sharp and maintain energy levels it can’t be all pasta all the time. Here are […]

Lost in Venice

Lost in Venice

A place of endless discovery, literary allure and architectural improbability, Venice exists to be adored. This postcard perfect city, a quixotic arcadia that attracts 18 million tourists every year, is a jumble of sun-drenched canals, waterside palazzo, lively restaurants and an inimitable art-scene that goes well beyond the Biennale. To truly fall in love with […]

Truffle tasting with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Truffle tasting with Hotel Principe di Savoia

Hotel Principe di Savoia, a member of the Dorchester Collection, is launching a four day Truffle Tasting Package whereby guests can experience a morning of truffle hunting in the neighbouring Piedmont region; home to the finest Italian truffles. Guests are also invited to dine at the Osteria dell’Arco restaurant for a three course lunch and […]

How to uncover Italy’s hidden palette

How to uncover Italy’s hidden palette

The key to really enjoying the best Italy has to offer is to do things the local way. It can help if you’re good with the lingo, but if not, here is a quick guide to seeking out the most authentic places to eat and drink in three of the country’s most visited cities – […]

5 Alpine towns to see in South Tyrol, Italy

5 Alpine towns to see in South Tyrol, Italy

South Tyrol has charm written all over it. With the Dolomite mountains surrounding it, the colorful Alpine houses dotting the greenery and the bluest sky covering it, you wouldn’t know where to look first. Winter or Summer, sports are ideal in this beautiful Italian region but there is also another side to this German-speaking Italian […]

Top 4 bike tour destinations for beginner cyclists

Top 4 bike tour destinations for beginner cyclists

Allow me to debunk a common myth: you do not have to be an avid cyclist to have an amazing and unforgettable time on a cycling vacation. To travel by bike is to take in your surroundings at your own pace, stop to taste the grapes right off the a vine in Tuscany, or navigate […]

5 things you may not know about Amarone

5 things you may not know about Amarone

Amarone is one of Italy’s most sought after wines. Produced in the Valpolicella region of the Veneto, it’s an intense, full-bodied and elegant ‘big’ red, prized by wine enthusiasts across the globe. A visit to an Amarone producer is always a highlight and it’s somewhere you can learn about this amazing wine. Here are a […]

Dine like the Medici: 5 incredible meals to experience in Florence

Dine like the Medici: 5 incredible meals to experience in Florence

Art and food are two of the main draws for Florence visitors, and after a day exploring the former, you’ll need plenty of the latter. Should you wish to dine like the Medici, this list highlights five sumptuous dinners not to be missed while in the Tuscan capital, a slice of La Dolce Vita guaranteed […]

Recipe of the week: Risotto with gorgonzola, pears and crispy ham

Recipe of the week: Risotto with gorgonzola, pears and crispy ham

Risotto is one of the most delicious dishes that is prepared all over Italy. One of the best things about this dish is that you can prepare it using most kinds of vegetables, seafood, meat, legumes and of course different types of wine according to the main ingredients. This makes risotto a dish that you […]

Photograph of the week: Midnight on the Grand Canal

Photograph of the week: Midnight on the Grand Canal

Venice at night is a very special – and usually much quieter – place. This image is a thirty second exposure shot from the Rialto Bridge. The light trails you see are from the passing boats and bus boats. We rather like it because – perhaps not deliberately – it has the colours of the […]

4 of the world's best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

4 of the world’s best dining tables with great views (and great food!)

Travel is a sensation for all of the senses and combines our greatest passions that leave us with memories to last a lifetime. We rarely remember the soggy sandwich we raced to eat before the 2pm meeting but the fresh taste of the reef fish we caught and barbecued on the beach is a flavour […]

Suite of the week: The Roman Penthouse at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome, Italy

Suite of the week: The Roman Penthouse at the Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome, Italy

Suite name: The Roman Penthouse, Regina Hotel Baglioni Location: Rome, Italy Size of accommodation: 6,000 sq ft Cost per night: $18,000 What makes it special: Perched atop the 8th floor of the Regina Hotel Baglioni, the undoubted highlight of the Roman Penthouse is the vast outdoor terrace, giving guests unrivalled 360-degree views of the Eternal City. Sprawling across more than […]

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury country breaks in Europe

If you’re looking to escape the city this Summer, in favour of somewhere more rural, then how about a country getaway in Europe?  Here we’ve rounded up 10 of the best plays to stay across the continent where you can truly get away from it all and forget the pressures and stresses of urban life. […]

5 of the most expensive places to stay in the world

5 of the most expensive places to stay in the world

Have you ever wondered where the world’s most affluent people stay when they go on vacation? It’s no secret that an unlimited budget can take you anywhere in the world, but what are some of the world’s most exclusive accomodations? The following are 5 of the most luxurious places to stay in the world: Villa […]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]

Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013

Top 10 European travel destinations for 2013

So where would you think are the top places to be in Europe this year? Paris for the end of the 100th Tour de France perhaps? Russia for the World Athletics Championships? Croatia, the latest addition to the European Union? According to an article just published by Lonely Planet, the top 10 European travel destinations […]

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