THIS WEEK - CARNIVAL in ITALY
Recommended - Where to Stay
Hotel Villa Crespi was the inspiration of Cristoforo Benigno Crespi who built his Moorish style home on the spot where he had spent most of his childhood. The entrepreneur had been inspired by his commercial travels to Baghdad and his villa soon soon became a stop over for poets, captains of industry and royalty of the period. Today, Villa Crespi is an exclusive 4 star hotel and 2 star Michelin restaurant run personally by the Cannavacciulo family.
Lcated in a panoramic position in Meta di Sorrento, Laqua Charme & Boutique is a six room boutique hotel where wellness and luxury combine in impeccable style. It is an original concept in hospitality created by Antonino Cannavacciuolo and his wife Cinzia who also own Hotel Villa Crespi beside Lake Orta in Piemonte.
Chef Antonino was brought up in nearby Vico Equense and Laqua is a place which offers all the benefits and warmth of a stay in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, but with a p
The luxury 5 star St Hotel Regis Florence overlooks both a Renaissance square and the River Arno. Dating from the 18th century this luxury property has been the preferred choice for discerning travelers on their Grand Tour.
Still adorned with rich colors, custom frescos and crystal chandeliers, the antique décor pays homage to the city’s unique artistic heritage. Guests stay in 81 spacious rooms or 19 suites all of which have retained a sense of time and place in the spectacular frescoes, marb
Since 1906, the luxury Westin Excelsior Rome Hotel has hosted celebrities, statesmen and artists visiting the Eternal City. Not least because the hotel enjoys a prime location in the celebrated Via Veneto district of Rome, one time heart of the Dolcevita. Guests stay in 287 rooms. Of the 32 suites, the signature Villa Cupola is the largest in Europe. Additional services include the Westin Kids Club and amenities for younger guests and a new 3,200 sq. foot health club with treatment rooms, sauna,
The Westin Europa & Regina Venice Hotel is located on the famous Grand Canal only a few steps from Saint Mark's Square. This luxury hotel is convenient to designer shopping boutiques, La Fenice Opera House, outdoor cafès and the city's main attractions.
The hotel is spread over five historic buildings dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. Of these, the hotel's Palazzo Barozzi wing was completely redecorated in 2009 and offers guests the chance to experience a noble palace in grand venetian st
The Excelsior Hotel Gallia is one of Milan's great historic and architectural landmarks. It originally opened in 1932 and was studied to be a sophisticated and stylish gateway to the city where the outskirts once met the countryside. The owner, Carlo Gallia, wanted his hotel to be equal the best in Europe and the Duke of Bergamo confirmed the hotel was 'truly regal'. It immediately became the most prestigious location in Milan.
Today, the hotel has been fabulously renovated by the renowned Mila
Relais Il Falconiere is five star luxury accommodation in a 17th century Tuscan villa in the countryside near Cortona. But it is also so much more than this: a fine Michelin starred restaurant where guests can also enjoy cooking lessons with the chef, a wine hotel courtesy of the Baracchi Winery, a Thesan Etruscan Spa, and a wonderful location for a wedding or family event.
Above all, what was once the home of famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli has now been completely transformed for a quality sta
Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais is a historical residence which has recently been restored to become a 5 star hotel, restaurant and spa as well as offering a fine location for weddings, events and private occasions.
The estate can trace its origins to the 1500's when it was owned by the Pignolati, a wealthy family from Verona. A further four noble owners and five centuries later it was acquired by the Delibori and Cristoforetti families in 2002. Today, the 100 hectares of estate is a splendid setti
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