Italy

Eataly World: Food-Themed Amusement Park Opening in Bologna this November

Eataly World: Food-Themed Amusement Park Opening in Bologna this November

It’s been called the Disney World of Italian food. Opening November 15, 2017, FICO Eataly World will be a massive food-themed amusement park in Bologna, Italy. A press release says it will showcase “the wonders of Italian biodiversity and food & wine excellence, from field to fork.” There are other Eataly markets currently in New […]

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Don’t Miss the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Don’t Miss the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

When you think of Venice, what comes to mind? Perhaps canals, gondolas, and palaces? It might surprise you, but Venice is also home to Italy’s most important collection of modern art, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. The museum showcase’s American heiress Peggy Guggenheim’s personal collection, most of which she acquired between 1938-1946. See works of cubism, […]

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Scientists Use Laser Technology to Restore Rome’s Ancient Catacombs

Scientists Use Laser Technology to Restore Rome’s Ancient Catacombs

Closed to the public for years, the spectacular Roman catacombs are on the verge of reopening thanks to painstaking and decades-long restoration efforts. 1,600-year-old frescoes decorate the catacombs, which comprise of nearly 26,000 tombs stretching across 7.5 miles. However, the frescoes had been completely obscured by dirt and grime that had accumulated over the centuries. […]

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Virtuoso Announces Best of the Best Hotel Award Winners for 2016

Virtuoso Announces Best of the Best Hotel Award Winners for 2016

Luxury international travel network Virtuoso has revealed this year’s winners of its highly anticipated Best of the Best awards. Names were announced at the 28th annual Virtuoso Travel Week conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nominees were selected by the editors of Virtuoso Life, Virtuoso’s distinguished travel magazine, and winners were chosen from a survey of […]

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Spiritual Guards: Contemporary Art by Jan Fabre in Florence

Spiritual Guards: Contemporary Art by Jan Fabre in Florence

A man riding a gigantic bronze turtle; an enormous globe made of insect wings and beetle shells. When you picture Florence, Italy, these may not be the types of artwork you’d expect to find.  Nevertheless, if you’re planning on visiting Florence between now and October, you won’t be able to miss the Spiritual Guards exhibition […]

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Don’t Miss Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Don’t Miss Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

When visiting Florence don’t miss Four Seasons Hotel Firenze for accommodations – or at minimum – a walk around the magnificent property. Situated inside a centuries’-old private park about a 15-minute walk to the Duomo, viewing the restored palazzo walls, beautiful ceilings and extensive art work is a definite wow factor. An intimate hotel with […]

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Susan Bluhm at Borgo Egnazia

Susan Bluhm at Borgo Egnazia

Susan and Ron Bluhm day 1 in Puglia Italy at the beautiful Borgo Egnazia.  Opened just 5 years ago, built on ancient Roman ruins.  Rooms, villas, pools and activities throughout the “Borgo” village. Top left with husband Ron, bottom right with resort designer Pino Brescia

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Milan Dreaming

Milan Dreaming

While spending a few months living in Milan, Francesco Paciocco created a short video, “that told a story about its people, places and essence.”  Shot in high-def this beautiful, yet gritty, video is a glimpse into the heart of Milan. 

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo Turns 100 and Makes Special Offer for Stellar Travelers

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Turns 100 and Makes Special Offer for Stellar Travelers

You’ll find a century’s worth of charm at the palatial Grand Hotel Tremezzo, one of the oldest hotels in Italy’s Lake Como.  Proudly facing the storied lake and set adjacent to Villa Carlotta and its lovely gardens, the legendary hotel turned 100 in 2010.    You’ll feel reborn after a complimentary body treatment at the […]

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Evening View

Evening View

Here is a beautiful photo submitted by one of our favorite clients, Tracy, who was traveling in the Cinque Terre region of Italy. Click to embiggen. Monterossa al Mare, Italy

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