Tag: Italy

Florence: Golden Renaissance City

Florence: Golden Renaissance City

If there were a more beautiful city than Florence to exemplify the refinement and beauty of the Renaissance, I have yet to find it. And it should be so, for Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance. To appreciate this city, you must understand that in 1397 a wealthy banker […]

PC: Kurt Winner @LuxePaths

Dining and Diversions in Rome

When your time is limited, and you have specific sightseeing interests and desire a memorable meal in Rome, here are some of our favorite places that we recommend. Near the Spanish Steps: Assaggia Roma Assaggia means “taste” in Italian, and that’s just what this stylish restaurant on pretty Via Margutta […]

To Tip or Not to Tip, That is the Question

To Tip or Not to Tip, That is the Question

Once in a while I get a question from a reader asking, “How much should I tip while in Italy?” The answer is not so straightforward, because we bring our own cultural norms with us when we travel, and that can be a hard thing to “undo” for a week […]

Milan: City of Grand Design

Milan: City of Grand Design

To say Milan is only one of the top design capitals of the world could be an understatement. It has been at the top of the list since Leonardo Da Vinci lived and created here for twenty years and left his genius in engineering, architecture, inventing, sculpting and art. Today […]

Destination Italy: Live the Dolce Vita

Destination Italy: Live the Dolce Vita

No matter how many times you have visited, or which remote corners you have explored, a journey to Italy always yields surprise, delight and discovery. Taking in a sunrise over a postcard-perfect northern lake, swooning over the glowing, floodlit ruins of the Roman Forum at night, gleaning cooking tips and […]

PC Priscilla Pilon

The Ultimate Girl’s Getaway to Italy

Renting a turnkey villa can be the perfect solution for a group of fun-loving girls to maximize their time together while enjoying Italy’s off-the-beaten path experiences. A bespoke vacation like the one that I took this past fall to Villa Ercolano in Umbria ensures that you spend more time “in the […]

Autograph Collection Hotels Introduces The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel

Autograph Collection Hotels Introduces The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel

Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels has announced the opening of The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel in the heart of the Eternal City just steps from The Pantheon. This particular collection by Marriott is always a favorite because it provides guests with a boutique feel, but with […]

An All Around Experience at Eremito

An All Around Experience at Eremito

In Italian, the word “eremito” means “hermit.” With careful forethought, “Eremito” is what wealthy entrepreneur Marcello Murzilli called his luxury hotel in the hills of Umbria opened just a few years ago. Alone on a hillside not far from Tuscany, Eremito looks as though it has been there for seven […]

Discovering Swiss Cuisine with Food Tours by Alpenwild

Discovering Swiss Cuisine with Food Tours by Alpenwild

Alpenwild has been one of the leaders when it comes to adventure travel in the Alps for several decades. The company led by Greg Witt delivers a wide variety of active tours enriched by local cultural experiences, luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, culinary experiences and the unrivaled beauty of the Swiss […]