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Nestled in the lush, forest covered hills of Italy, on the bank of Lake Como lies the breath-taking Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. The independent, family run resort is truly a breath of fresh air when...

Words by Adam Jacot de Boinod Parma, a central city to the valley, is only an hour from either Bologna or Milan airport and is still a hidden joy for most Brits. Yes it gets very hot in August and very...

There are few travel destinations that have quite the same allure as Italy; from its intriguing ancient cities to the natural beauty of its coasts, it’s one of those countries that truly has it all –...

The global wellness industry is now worth $4.2trillion, with activity-based and nature immersion retreats proving to be one of 2019’s hottest wellness travel trends, as people are increasingly looking...

Travel writer Rachel Hunt concludes her Italian adventures, which have taken her to Lake Garda, Tuscany and Rome, with a stay on the stunning Amalfi coast. After a 90-minute drive from Naples station along...

Travel writer Rachel Hunt continues her Italian adventures, and after visiting Lake Garda and Tuscany, it is time to take in the wonders of Rome. I have always loved the expression “when in Rome” and...

There’s always a story behind luxury travel that usually involves somebody’s dream. Part of the traveller’s experience, is becoming part of, and immersion in that dream. This is true of possibly...

Travel writer Rachel Hunt continues her 4 part Italian adventure, and after starting at Lake Garda she journeys down to the scenic Tuscan countryside. Tuscany is known for its undulating hills, vineyards...

Travel writer Rachel Hunt takes us on a 4 part Italian adventure, starting with a trip to Lefay Resort & Spa overlooking scenic Lake Garda. When I think of Italy, I conjure up thoughts of sparkling...

Words by Priya Joshi The strains of the theme tune to the Godfather drift on the air against the setting sun. It could only be Sicily. But the Club Med luxury resort is a world away from the drama of the...

For landlubbers yearning for tranquillity, Uniworld, voted ‘No. 1 River Cruise Line’ at Travel and Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards, offers the ultimate retreat for lovers of...

Europe is famed around the world for its plethora of beautiful, historic and culturally rich nations, all of which are well worth a visit and offer their own diverse charm – but even so, few have...

They say that first impressions are everything, so when our taxi pulled up outside an unassuming building down a quiet side street in Rome’s historic centre, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. With...

If there’s one city that manages to successfully capture the essence of Italy, it can only be Florence. Famed for Dante’s ‘Divinia Commedia’ – the first great work of Italian literature to...

Words by Adam Jacot de Boinod The paradise of providence. That’s how I felt about Puglia in Spring. So fertile for its dry, hot climate. So uplifting with its masseria, the whitewashed farmhouses with...

When it comes to rooms with incredible views, it doesn’t get much better than the breath-taking Hotel Palazzo Manfredi, in Rome. Located directly opposite the iconic and historic Colosseum monument,...

With the Royal Wedding just over a month away, speculation about where the royal couple will go afterwards is reaching fever pitch – with hundreds of potential honeymoon destinations being suggested. However,...

The most charming and elegant place you will ever stay, Residenza Napoleone III’s divine atmosphere will have you hooked from the beginning. This opulent boutique, set in the heart of fashionable...

Kate Morfoot, leading travel writer from www.LoveToEatToTravel.com, checks into a glorious retreat in the Umbrian Hills of Italy. Italy’s best kept secret is Umbria, the ‘green heart’ of Italy. Tipped...

Umbria is Italy’s hidden jewel. Situated in the heart of Italy, bordering with Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche, it’s the perfect destination for those looking for a taste of la dolce vita without the...