Category: Italy

3 new luxury hotels in Italy

3 new luxury hotels in Italy

Have you considered Italy for your next luxury trip away? The country saw a flurry of luxury hotel openings last Summer, with three new five star hotels opening in quick succession – one on the Adriatic Riviera, another on the island of Capri and a third on Lake Vico, Lazio. Here’s a quick summary of [...]

The first 7 star luxury hotel in Venice

The first 7 star luxury hotel in Venice

Billing itself as a 7 star luxury hotel, the Aman Canal Grande opened in Venice last May. Found within Palazzo Papadopoli on the Grand Canal, it has frescoed rooms by Tiepolo, a library room lined with original leather wallpaper, private gardens, a cosy spa and a dining room serving Italian and Asian dishes. Double rooms [...]

4 truly romantic honeymoon destinations within 3 hours of London

4 truly romantic honeymoon destinations within 3 hours of London

For many newly-weds the romantic dream of a perfect honeymoon actually starts with quite a challenging experience; the flight. Actually getting to the destination can mean seemingly endless hours, stuck in a cramped aeroplane cabin as you fly off toward some exotic paradise beach on the other side of the world. So, if you and [...]

No kids allowed – holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

No kids allowed – holidaying in Europe after the school holidays

We come to the end of yet another peak holiday season and, as school term-time starts again, it’s finally time for the adults to plan their own great escape. But, with so many options to choose from, where should you go? Follow our top tips for some utterly blissful holiday escapes – without the children. [...]

Where are the best places to visit in Autumn?

Where are the best places to visit in Autumn?

For many destinations, Autumn is by far the best time of year to visit. Take the Middle East, for example; the temperatures during the day decrease to a more comfortable level, making Oman with its rugged coastline and Abu Dhabi with its glamorous hotels and beach-resorts ideal for the Autumn months. Must stays: Six Senses [...]

5 international festivals to enjoy in the cooler seasons

5 international festivals to enjoy in the cooler seasons

After months of Summer loving, the brisk shivers of Autumn and Winter greet us harshly. The warm sun slips away and the once lively leaves fall to the ground. But whip out your gloves and puffer jackets because the fun has yet to cease. Here are 5 fantastic festivals from around the world that make [...]

5 reasons to visit Bassano del Grappa, Italy

5 reasons to visit Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Bassano del Grappa is a beautiful, but little known Italian town with wonderful Palladian architecture, a special place in the local history, and unique foods and wines. Located in the province of Vicenza in the Veneto region, the city lies at the foothills of the Prealps, where Brenta river emerges from the southern end of [...]

Top 5 coastal bike rides in Europe

Top 5 coastal bike rides in Europe

There is something special about biking along the coast. Maybe it is the refreshing salty breeze keeping you cool, the sunlight sparkling like diamonds on the vast blue sea, or the possibility of a refreshing dip when the ride is done. Europe has the most gorgeous biking locations in world, and this includes some fantastic [...]

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

6 ultimate romantic luxury experiences

If you’re travelling with that special someone, then you deserve to stay somewhere exceptional. Whether honeymooning or a new couple, time away together provides a way to cement your relationship, pamper your partner and create memories which will last a lifetime. Romance does though mean different things to different people. Here’s my pick of the [...]

The best ski resorts in Italy

The best ski resorts in Italy

Skiing in Italy conjures up images of the majestic Dolomites, the sunny days and the long runs on pristine white snow. It also beckons the images of the long and languorous lunches to be had both on and off the slopes, and the hospitality of the Italian people who embrace visitors, particularly children of whom [...]

Interview with Bridget King, Owner of Lilylola

Interview with Bridget King, Owner of Lilylola

Married with three grown children, four cats and a dog, Bridget King is owner of Lilylola and has always had an insatiable passion for fabric, textures and fashion, combined with a deep appreciation of the human form and sculpture. Her career started in advertising and progressed predictably into fashion and retail. She is highly motivated [...]

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 [...]

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