Category: Italy

The 8 best beaches of Sicily

The 8 best beaches of Sicily

First of all, arm yourself with a hat and sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30! Once protected from the sun, which feels more African than Italian, you will be free to discover fine sand, wild rocks, deserted and hidden coves in the southernmost region of Italy, Sicily, the second-largest island of the country. […]

8 romantic things to do in south-east Sicily

8 romantic things to do in south-east Sicily

Today we will take you to South-eastern Sicily. Thanks to its flavors and colors, the region lends itself to wonderful love stories and legends over time. Here we recommend some romantic spots – and pots – in south-eastern Sicily for you to discover with your loved ones. Sicilian love stories… in a pot! Sicilian art […]

Top 5 beach resorts in Italy

Top 5 beach resorts in Italy

Italy has thousands of miles of coastland along the Mediterranean. Four seas within the peninsula lap against the country’s sublime shores. Besides, the Adriatic Sea borders the east, the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Seas are on the west coast, and the Ionian to the south. Beaches and coves boast stunning scenery, great towering cliffs, shimmering clear […]

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 […]

21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many […]

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Have you watched landmark dates come and go without the festivity you had always hoped for? Was a 40th birthday spent in your pyjamas at the kitchen table, waving at friends on Zoom? Did a year of planning a family reunion end in working out refunds instead? The New Year may not have started as […]

7 of Italy's most beautiful villages

7 of Italy’s most beautiful villages

From Rome to Florence to Venice, Italy’s famous cities have little trouble drawing the eye, boasting an abundance of architectural splendour, ancient history and lauded landmarks. Yet there is beauty to be found off the beaten track – just as disarming, and just as alluring – encapsulated by the less-visited villages that sprinkle the hills […]

5 of the world's most swoon-worthy villas

5 of the world’s most swoon-worthy villas

If there was ever a time to start planning a villa holiday, that time, undeniably, is now. Villas, as opposed to hotels, are a natural choice for social distancing, as they are inherently secluded, and allow guests to spread out. Villas erase the need for babysitters, or restaurants, since a personal chef is one typical […]

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you with lasting memories? Of course, that’s a bit harder right at this moment in time, but that means it’s also a great time to start planning for your next adventure. Get all the details nailed down so when […]

6 reasons to enjoy Italy in the Autumn

6 reasons to enjoy Italy in the Autumn

Italy hosts millions of tourists every year. This country has everything to offer from delicious food, spectacular landscapes and an abundance of world history. Most visitors come visit Italy in the Spring and Summer months to sunbathe and swim when the weather is warmer. The Summer months are the busiest and most expensive time of […]

The hidden hamlet of Erbonne, Italy - population: 11

The hidden hamlet of Erbonne, Italy – population: 11

It was a surprise that one of our best lunches in the Lake Como area was not at a stone grotto-ed Michelin-starred restaurant, or on a lakeside patio with the majestic Alps in the distance. It was a surprise that we didn’t need to get there by vaporetto, or pull up to a parking lot […]

5 dark tourism locations

5 dark tourism locations

In the Netflix show Dark Tourist, the viewer is exposed to unusual sites, rituals and ceremonies that occur worldwide. Dark tourism is actually a genre of tourism that has been growing in the last few years. Why do tourists flock to these macabre sites? It could be that the historical significance and the story of […]

Amalfi coast

Revel in la dolce vita on the Amalfi Coast

Well-known for scenery, history, cuisine and style, the famous stretch of coastline along the Amalfi Coast is blessed with warm sunshine, fascinating culture and beautiful beaches. Tracing the shoreline of this UNESCO heritage site by yacht allows full appreciation of this extraordinary destination. Not only will the views be even more spectacular, but a yacht […]

Top 5 ski tours

Top 5 ski tours

There’s time for things to change for the better, of course, but by now, normally, most people would have already booked this winters ski trip and would be counting down the days. Despite the best guarantees that deposits will be refunded people are understandably very nervous of committing. I thought I’d share with you my […]

Photo of the Week: Matera, Italy

Photograph of the week: Matera, Italy

In times such as these, where sheltering in place is the norm, and socializing feels like a distant memory, it can feel like we’re living under a rock. There is something to be said for rock-dwelling however… Just take Matera, Italy: a place where the cliffs and rocks of the surrounding landscape have been transformed […]

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sexten Dolomites, Italy

Photograph of the week: Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Sexten Dolomites, Italy

Whilst Italy starts to see a partial easing of its lockdown restrictions, amidst mixed emotions of fear and joy, we hope that scenes like this will soon be more accessible to everyone. On August 21, 1869, Paul Grohmann (alongside guides Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salche), completed the first ever ascent of Cima Grande, the highest […]