Autumn in Italy is a magical time of year avoiding the heat and crowds of the summer. It’s a time of celebration and festivals with wine, chocolate and truffles on the menu.
Dama del Lago was built at the turn of the last century as a villa for the Italian aristocracy. This luxurious holiday property offers a modernised and exclusive accommodation, sleeping upto 14 people, on the shores of Lake Como, with private access to the lake for boat-mooring or bathing, all within a few miles of attractive town of Bellagio.
Our featurted hotel of the month is Masseria Torre Maizz, a former Puglian watch tower and working farm converted into a luxury 5 star hotel. We love the combination of traditional character and modern luxury in such an idyllic setting surrounded by orchards and vineyards. In addition the hotel has its own golf course set amongst ancient olive trees and the stunning Coccaro Beach Club.
Sardinia is a very romantic island with many glorious sandy beaches, dramatic mountain scenery and delicious food and some superb wines. Having spent a week visiting hotels dotted around this lovely island, here are my five favourite boutique hotels, each one perfect for a Sardinian honeymoon.
With good reason most visitors to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia flock to the coast, as the beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, but, if they don’t ever venture inland, they are really missing out. The scenery inland is breathtaking and in the foothills of the majestic mountains you’ll find one of the mist charming hotels I’ve ever stayed at. It is only rated as a four star hotel but if it is good enough for the likes of Madonna and Richard Gere, than it is good enough for me!
Rome is without doubt one of the most romantic cities in the world but where should you take your loved one if you want to share the very best Rome has to offer?