Author Archive for Anna Mascaro

Anna Mascaro is the Founder and lead travel designer of Terracotta Travel, Southern Europe's premier travel firm. From exclusive insider access and handpicked hotels that reflect the culture and character of their location, Anna has spent the last decade planning private, tailor-made vacations for discerning travelers looking to experience the hidden gems of the world, through the stories of insiders. She crafts unique and immersive journeys without sacrificing style, premium service and elite comfort. When she's not planning your dream vacation, you can find Anna travelling across Europe, sailing across the Atlantic or hiking the big ice in Greenland.

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Living legends: Europe’s top 10 palaces

Ancient architecture, lush gardens, and timeless legends: Europe’s stunningly-preserved palaces have the power to transport you back to times of opulence, intrigue and adventure – from Germany’s famed fairytale castle to a lustrous Roman palace in Croatia and a storied aristocratic mansion beside Corfu’s sparkling sea. Explore a diverse array of vibrant cultures and fascinating […]

5 best ways to spend spring in Spain

5 best ways to spend spring in Spain

With its rugged coastlines, soulful towns, mouthwatering cuisine, and vibrant local culture, Spain is every traveller’s paradise. Take a holiday in spring for almost guaranteed sunshine – and far fewer crowds. From Aitona’s breathtaking peach blossom trees in early March to the week-long Horse Fair in Jerez de la Frontera in May, the vibrant personality […]

10 of the best things to do in Ireland

10 of the best things to do in Ireland

A small island that packs a beautiful punch. People travel from far and wide to play a round of golf on an Irish ‘green’, visit the world’s largest Titanic experience, and search for the ‘luck of the Irish’. Yet there is so much more to this vibrant, verdant land, home to breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history, […]

A definitive guide to Florence’s best-kept secrets 

A definitive guide to Florence’s best-kept secrets 

Nestled in the gently rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, Florence exudes a unique elegance and offers endless possibilities for those who love art, history, wine, food, and artisan traditions. In essence, Florence has it all! Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence has an artistic heritage that is difficult to beat, bursting with artworks […]

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

Going off the grid: Top 5 getaways for a New Year reset

A New Year abounds with possibilities to bid adieu to the old and set out to explore some of the world’s most extraordinary hidden gems. From cultural treasures in Korcula island to atmospheric streets in Essaouira, tropical paradise in Costa Rica and the Maldives, and the soaring Red Rocks of Sedona, we reveal the best […]

Discover India: 10 must-visit places and your luxury planning guide

Discover India: 10 must-visit places and your luxury planning guide

India captivates all your senses, with vibrant hues of traditional clothing and breathtaking architecture, enticing aromas of saffron and jasmine from roadside stalls, and mouth-watering dishes served by every street food vendor. India is a dream destination for many, but with such an overwhelming choice of incredible experiences, it can be difficult to know how […]