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Italy Auctions Off Most Haunted Island in World in Hopes of Turning It Into Luxury Hotel

Apr 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some people get a rush when the power goes out and they see a flash of movement in the corner of their eye (while others hide). If you consider yourself a bit of a thrill seeker and never miss an episode of Ghost Adventures, you should probably get in the real estate game and buy Poveglia island. 

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Milan's Two-Michelin Starred Carlo Cracco Opening New Restaurant in an Old Sawmill

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

After opening a restaurant that received two Michelin stars, it would seem that the next logical step in a chef's career would be to open another fine dining establishment to add to his stars. But that’s not the case for revered Italian chef and mastermind Chef Carlo Cracco of Cracco Peck along with Tanja Solci.

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Four Seasons Milano Makes Party Planning Easier With New Catering E-Menus

Apr 18, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

You are cordially invited to throw your next lavish Italian shindig at the Four Seasons Hotel Milano. Okay, that’s nothing new, but thanks to their latest events and catering e-menus, social butterflies on the go can make all their social engagement arrangements from the convenience of their smartphones—anywhere, anytime, no appointment or trans-Atlantic phone calls necessary.

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Identita Golose: Italy's Tastemaking Society Goes International

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

When in Milan -- or Turin, or even Rome, for that matter -- Italian gourmands have looked to the guidance of one society for all things culinary throughout this past decade. And now, the not-so-secret society has gone international: Its English-la

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An Elegant Villa Rental for Families Visiting the Southern Italian Countryside

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With 11 bedrooms and bathrooms, views of the Tuscany countryside from its windows and elegant European furnishings, Villa Controni is a stunning 19th century vacation rental that will make any Italian vacation all the more exceptional. 

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Visit a Tuscan Castle Where Michelangelo Sought Inspiration: Castello di Gabbiano

Nov 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Before arriving in Tuscany, I tried to imagine what the Italian countryside would look like in the fall: trees slowly shedding their yellow and orange leaves, rows off grapevines rolling down the hills, layers of lush green mountains sitting solemnly in the distance. Driving around the winding roads to my accommodations at Castello di Gabbiano, I quickly saw that my assumptions were correct. It was exactly as pictured, yet something about it was really surprising.

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Rome's Historic Hotel Hassler Roma Offers $48,000 Royal Penthouse Package

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Rome’s historic five-star Hotel Hassler Roma, built in 1885 atop the famed Spanish Steps, has just unveiled its new Penthouse Suite along with an epic package to inaugurate it. The 4,300-square-foot suite features four bathrooms, two panoramic terraces with incredible views of the iconic city, a fully equipped kitchen, large living room, separate dining area, and fully stocked cocktail bar.

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Tour Sicily's Sea With JustWith's Private Yacht Charters Service

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Leaning back on the front of our yacht as it sped along the crystal-clear Sicilian waters — its spray cooling the sun's rays on my face — I thought, “This is the life.”

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Italy Sells Historic Castles and Villas to Boost Economy

Oct 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Italy has been having a bit of a budget problem and in efforts to reestablish the depleted funds, the country is selling off some of their most historic sites to private investors. Over the weekend, RT Network reported that  a Grand Inquisitor's villa, a Pope's fort and a Venetian island are just three of the 50 sites that will be sold to help raise the 500M Euros needed to stay in line with EU austerity rules and keep the country's budget deficit within the three percent threshold set by Brussels.

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Beyond Typical Italy: Visiting Risorgimento Resort, Lecce in Puglia

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

If you’re an intrepid Italy traveler who’s ventured well beyond Rome, Tuscany, Venice and the Amalfi Coast, you might consider making your way to Puglia. Sitting at the heel of "the boot," Puglia is a region renowned for its Pizzica folk dancing, historic ruins, year-round fresh produce and loads of artisan food producers. 

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Grape Picking and Truffle Hunting: A Look at Harvest Season in Northern Italy

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Harvest season in Italy is when the three key farming and wine regions in the country come into their peak. It’s a joyful time, as the local farmers bring in the crops they’ve carefully hand-tended throughout the year — and locals and visitors alike dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to wine-soaked gastronomic discovery.... Read More

Versace RTW Spring 2014: Do We Love It Or Hate It?

Sep 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Versace’s Spring 2014 runway show during Milan Fashion Week today was an emotional roller-coaster. Falling in and out of love with the collection as each piece came down the runway was enough to leave us in a frenzy over which looks we we’re digging and which made us cringe.... Read More

Luisa Beccaria RTW Spring 2014: Classic Italian Romance

Sep 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s refreshing to see a truly beautiful collection during the chaos that is Fashion Week. With all the peacocking that goes on between designers, editors and even attendees it seems like everyone is always trying to outdo one another.... Read More

5 European Wine Tours That Are Anything But Stuffy

Aug 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Wine tours are a quintessential part of traveling through Europe, as its regions hold some of the most famous vineyards, brands and family-run wineries in the world. If you’re a frequent traveler to The Old World you may be looking for something a little different this next time around. Like you, we were itching for that extra twist that made a tour stand out among the rest. Below is a compilation of some of Europe’s unique wine experiences.... Read More

Fashion and Villa-Living Meet Among the Southern Hills of Florence

Aug 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  2 Comments

Italy is no stranger to fashion, and while Florence doesn’t hold the same weight as Milan in the industry, you may be surprised to know that this little city holds a piece of the fashion world on its soil. The Salvatore Ferragamo family-owned Villa Le Rose of the Lungarno Collection sits on the southern hills of Florence. Previously owned by the Medici family, Villa Le Rose has long been a place of superior luxury and an icon of wealth. The Medici’s were well known for their support of the arts and humanities; and as such, it is fitting that its current owner is among the top luxury brands in fashion.... Read More

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