Review: LaFavia, boutique B&B in Milan

Finding a home away from home in a city is always an absolute pleasure - there are far too many big scale hotels lacking any charm or personality. To find somewhere in Milan that has both and a lot more besides is marvellous. Staying at LaFavia 4 Rooms invites you...

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Beautiful holiday villa on the shores of Lake Como

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.

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Traditional charm and modern luxury in southern Italy

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.

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My top 5 honeymoon hotels on Sardinia

Sardinia, is a very romantic island, with dramatic mountain scenery, glorious beaches, a fascinating culture steeped in folklore, delicious cuisine and warm and welcoming people, as I found out for myself on a recent assignment. Just before my visit I became engaged and, even though we are not planning on getting married for a while, on seeing so many wonderful hotels, my mind did, on the odd occasion, turn to thoughts of honeymoons. In fact, I saw quite a few lovely hotels that would be ideal for a romantic escape.

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Su Gologone, a hidden gem nestled in the foothills of a land steeped in folklore

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!

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Feature: 5 star luxury at Borgobianco Resort & Spa, Puglia

I arrived at Bari airport on a beautiful sunny day in February to be greeted by the driver from the Borgobianco Resort and Spa in Puglia, Southern Italy. Soon we were on our way and once outside Bari’s conurbation we were passing fields of ancient, twisted and gnarled...

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Pairing Italian Food and Wine with Vino Roma

When Vino Roma invited me as their guest to one of their wine tours in Rome last September I was delighted to oblige. When I arrived at Vino Roma’s wine studio, which is just a short walk from Rome’s Colosseum, I was delighted to find out that there would be just two...

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