Category: Italy

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 [...]

Rome’s Summer Sales are on!

Rome’s Summer Sales are on!

Rome gets hotter and so does the shopping… the Summer Sales will start on the 5th of July and will last until the end of August, so don’t miss the opportunity of visiting Rome and during this period – you’ll be sure to  have the chance of getting some great bargains at the most fashionable [...]

Honeymoons… Italian style

Honeymoons… Italian style

Whether you are a nature lover, an art aficionado, a wine connoisseur, or a sun-seeking newlywed, honeymooning in Italy is sure to please.   Italy’s rich culture and scenery attracts honeymooners looking for quite different honeymoon experiences.   From enjoying the views and sipping cocktails in Capri, to soaking up the museums of Milan, to [...]

Deluxe Spa Package 2008, from Milan’s Hotel Principe di Savoia

Milan’s grandest hotel since 1927, the Principe di Savoia dominates Piazza della Repubblica, just north of the city’s historic centre. The hotel is a favourite with business people, the fashion industry and  heads of state.   Why not try their Deluxe Spa Package 2008? From rates starting at 570 euros, you can enjoy luxury accommodation [...]

Global Traveler’s Silent Auction

Global Traveler’s Silent Auction

Time is running out on Global Traveler’s Silent Auction. Don’t let the gavel fall before you bid on this year’s wide array of travel goods and services. With everything from 1,000,000 Priority Club Points to two round-trip business class tickets on Alitalia from any of its US gateways to Italy – among many other great [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Island properties from Greek Islands Club A Corsican gem: La Maison Rorqual The European-influenced Four Seasons Hotel México, D.F. Wine recommendations from Decanter  magazine

Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri

Sit back, relax and enjoy this short video of Capri’s Grand Hotel Quisisana.

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?   Look no further… Tripadvisor claim to have found them  in their ‘top 10 hot hotels’ list.   Here it is: Sanderson Hotel London, England   Front Hotel, Denmark   Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy, Germany     Britania Hotel, Portgual   Dream Bangkok, Thailand   DO & CO [...]

Suite temptation at Hotel de Russie, Rome

Suite temptation at Hotel de Russie, Rome

Indulgence… romance… luxury. Just a few good reasons to treat yourself to one of  Hotel de Russie‘s  sumptuous suites in the heart of this historic and magical city. Let  them collect you by limousine from the airport and, upon arrival at the hotel, show you straight to your suite where you can check-in quickly within [...]

Enjoy extravagant cocktails at Es Hotel’s rooftop pool

Enjoy extravagant cocktails at Es Hotel’s rooftop pool

The central, super-modern Es Hotel is next to Rome’s Termini station and close to all the city’s main sites.   It’s famous for extravagant cocktails on the rooftop pool, enjoyed by various Oceans Twelve actors when they were filming nearby.   Doubles start from 260 euros or, if you’re really  looking to spoil yourself, pay [...]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Concierge services by Concierge deLuxe Rome Hotels from Luxique Discover the  benefits of  Club 21 Card membership Villas in Europe from My Perfect Villa

Roman Skyline Package from Hassler Roma

Roman Skyline Package from Hassler Roma

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck saw Rome from the seat of a Vespa.   Now you can see that and more, touring the Eternal City via helicopter with the Hassler Roma‘s Roman Skyline Package.   Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Rome’s most famous sights as your chopper circles over the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, [...]

Leaning Tower of Pisa to lose its lean

Leaning Tower of Pisa to lose its lean

The Italian government has revealed that the Leaning Tower of Pisa is going to be returned to its originally-intended vertical glory. Announcing the $43 million project, Irma  Joken of The Revival in Pisa’s Edifices  (TRIPE) commented how delighted she was that her 4-year campaign to remove the 5.5 degree lean on the tower was finally [...]

7 star hotel ratings are now official?  Nonsense!

7 star hotel ratings are now official? Nonsense!

Self-accredited hotel classifications are a bugbear of mine.   I think they only serve to deceive the public who don’t know better. For the record, no national tourist board has a classification scheme that goes beyond 5 stars; for some, the highest accolade is only 4 stars (eg. France); only if you’re really lucky might [...]

Kempinski Hotel Giardino di Costanza in Sicily

Kempinski Hotel Giardino di Costanza in Sicily

Discover an original and ancient side of Sicily. Just over an hour from Palermo, Kempinski Hotel Giardino di Costanza is situated in a lush valley of olive groves and vineyards. It offers a refined resort experience that combines ultimate relaxation with its pools and beach club; nakhlah longevity, lifestyle and beauty spa; children’s program; and [...]

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