Italy

Resort Valle dell’Erica Thalasso & SPA, Sardinia

08/07/2019 by .

The night air smelled of wood smoke and myrtle as an outdoor suckling pig spit-roast slowly turned over open flames.

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Palazzo Montemartini Rome

01/02/2019 by .

Palazzo Montemartini Hotel is looking particularly splendid tonight, her elegant facade proving a worthy canvass for the projected images beaming off her. It is as if the grand old dame is actually beaming at me; revelling in the red-carpet unveiling of yet another chapter in her legendary life.

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The Pinelli Estate, Cilento Coast

16/05/2018 by .

For those in the know, the Cilento coast in Campania  is by far the preferred option to Amalfi. Same dramatic coastline but far less tourist traffic. Andy Mossack stays at the luxurious Pinelli Estate to explore what it and the Cilento have to offer.

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Pullman Timi Ama Hotel

19/10/2017 by .

The Aragonese tower sitting proudly on the adjacent hilltop has no doubt seen it all before, but for me this is very impressive.

Early October. Hot sun. Beautiful white beach.  Empty.

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Palazzo Montemartini

17/10/2017 by .

I heard about Palazzo Montemartini from a local in the know. Word is it’s an exciting recent addition to the luxury hotel scene and it’s near the Termini Station, which makes it super easy to get everywhere, including the airport

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Seven Park Hotel & Spa

27/07/2017 by .

The fireworks from Varenna’s annual Festival of the Lake were in full flow by the time we polished off the last of Chef Dario’s pretty impressive peach and caprine-cheese mousse dessert.

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Nhow Hotel Milan

27/04/2017 by .

Nira Montana Hotel

11/04/2017 by .

Discreetly tucked away in a quiet corner of La Thuile, a delightful village in the foothills of Mont Blanc’s Italian slopes, Nira Montana is the very essence of Alpine luxury. A 5 star retreat to pamper weary limbs after a hard day skiing, exploring Skyway Monte Bianco or hiking in the Aosta Valley.

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Hotel NH Torino Lingotto Congress

15/03/2017 by .

In my time, I’ve stayed in many places that have been converted into hotels, including lighthouses, prisons, lunatic asylums, but Hotel NH Torino Lingotto Congress is in a former Fiat car factory.

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Il Borro Hotel

10/10/2016 by .

If it’s every middle class Englanders dream to own a villa in Tuscany, fashion magnate Ferruccio Ferragamo went one better with Il Borro Hotel. In 1993, he bought a 700 hectare dilapidated estate, complete with manor house, vineyards and medieval village, and proceeded to convert it into a unique Relais and Chateau property.

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