Category: Italy

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

5 things to know about Amalfi Coast beaches

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the country’s most picture-perfect spots, but also gets extremely busy during high season. The iconic towns of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello attract many thousands of visitors between the months of April and October, when the weather is warm and sunny. Visitors might therefore assume that there are many fantastic […]

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The secrets of how to order coffee in Italy

You may or may not be aware of the importance of coffee in Italian culture. The locals embrace every cup of coffee – drinking it is an enjoyable and relaxing moment to enjoy the flavour and smell of the coffee, with friends or family or during a quick coffee break (‘una pausa‘). But do you […]

5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento, Italy

5 of the best boutique hotels in Salento, Italy

Dont travel to Salento searching for Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental Hotels, as you wont find them. Salento is all about boutique hotels, family run businesses and authentic experiences far from the madding crowd. It is all about simplicity and slow-living. I have traveled through white-washed villages and extensive olive groves to find 5 of […]

Lake Maggiore, St Catherina

Magical moments at Lake Maggiore in Italy

Enthralling, fascinating, charming, alluring, captivating – perhaps these words are still not adequate to describe Lake Maggiore. All I can say, is that nothing could prepare me for that first glance at this breath taking scene unwrapping before me. Cobalt blue water, crisp fresh air, beautiful end of the 19th century villas bathing in the […]

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Don’t miss this better kept secret in Rome – as seen in The Guardian

Rome is the perfect city to enjoy the incredible romance of Renaissance palazzos, drink in the beautiful Baroque fountains and surround yourself with incredible Roman classical ruins. Wander out in the evening in that special pulsating energy that permeates the air in Rome, discover the perfect places to enjoy the buzzing aperitivo scene and continue […]

6 must-see historical sights to visit in Rome

6 must-see historical sights to visit in Rome

Rome is one of those destinations that everyone must visit at least once in their life but with a city brimming with iconic historic structures and countless things to do deciding on where to visit can become an unwelcomed responsibility. To ease the burden, we have selected 6 must see historical sights to visit in […]

5 of the best restaurants in Salento

5 of the best restaurants in Salento

Best known as the Tuscany of the South, Salento is a region in Puglia steeped in history, surrounded by baroque art, pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear sea. The warm welcome of its inhabitants, the sunny weather and the abundance of fresh organic food and wine are a recipe for a memorable vacation. The […]

Wedding worthy villas around the Med

Wedding worthy villas around the Med

Destination weddings are wonderful both for the bride and groom to be and for their guests, who get to travel to an interesting and beautiful place. As the summer wedding season approaches, here are some ideas to discover some of the most beautiful estates to choose for a wedding in Europe. Louiza Estate, mainland Greece […]

5 of the most beautiful fishing villages in Italy

5 of the most beautiful fishing villages in Italy

Given that Italy is a boot-shaped peninsula almost completely surrounded by water, it comes as no surprise that the country has many beautiful seaside villages. The five fishing villages below – in order from north to south – are a mix of famous and lesser-known towns. All of them offer beautiful scenery, a lovely atmosphere, […]

Top 10 Alpine foodie treats and tipples

Top 10 Alpine foodie treats and tipples

One highly enjoyable aspect of a luxury ski holiday is the outstanding food and drink on offer across the Alps. From local sweet delicacies to fiery shots designed to warm your bones at the end of the day, there’s something for every taste. Starting with a trilogy of cheesy delights, here’s our top ten alpine […]

5 reasons to visit the birthplace of the violin

5 reasons to visit the birthplace of the violin

Cremona is a small city in northern Italy and is famous as the number one center of violin makers in the world. This art has been handed down through the centuries and lives on to this day. Built on the banks of Italy’s most important river, it’s relevance in trade and commerce led to it’s […]

9 of the best volcanoes to visit

9 of the best volcanoes to visit

What more says adventure and jaw dropping experience than the sight of an erupting volcano. The sheer splendour of watching the natural vibrant glow of molten rock seep or explode out of the earth’s crust is incredible and quite simply never gets boring! Across the globe we have many accessible volcanoes in near and far […]

The most beautiful mountain passes in the Alps

The most beautiful mountain passes in the Alps

Spring slowly but surely returns to the northern hemisphere. The sun shines brightly and pushes us out of our homes. The obvious conclusion: we want to drive in a convertible! But which mountain road and which cars are ideally suited? Find it out here. No area is better suited to cross a mountain pass than […]

Top 5 golf courses in the Italian Alps

Top 5 golf courses in the Italian Alps

Its hard to envisage a more stunning location for golf than one found amongst the spectacular vistas of the Italian Alps. There are five particularly awe-inspiring courses which all deliver panoramic views and luxurious, bespoke facilities. Menaggio e Canebbia Golf Club Created 110 years ago, Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Clubis Italys second oldest golf club. […]

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Italy’s top 5 places to disconnect and disappear

Sometimes the best way a luxury travel advisor can help you is to make you disappear. It is shocking, I know, and counterintuitive. While most of the times I help travelers to see and been seen in the right places, there are times when I simple say NO to this. What you really want is […]

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

5 gorgeous photo locations in the Tuscan countryside

The beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy is a popular subject for glossy travel magazines, wall calendars, and coffee table photography books. When we start working with travelers at Italy Beyond the Obvious, we always ask how Italy won the jackpot for their dream trip. Quite often, the answer includes a desire to see the iconic […]

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