100 Years Later, The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is Still the Jewel of Lake Como

Nov 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Twin sweeping stone entrance stairways hug either side of at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, and a vintage walnut-paneled elevator offers panoramic views over Lake Como, making your arrival to the five-star property nothing less than enchanting. The immediate sense of romantic, old world charm is fully realized as the elevator doors slide open on to the second floor lobby.

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Modern Yet Classic: Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto Offers the Best of Old & New Rome

Nov 19, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With its prestigious address on Via Veneto, one of the most expensive and exclusive streets in Rome, Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto attracts elite travelers and celebrities year after year to its chic digs. The accommodations come courtesy of two 19th century villas combined to make one stunning property.

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Oliver Astrologo's 3-Minute Video Takes Us Through Rome Via a Local's Eyes, & It's Stunning

Nov 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Rome is an incredible city. With its layers of fascinating history, stunning architecture and eternal magnetism, it’s easy for the Italian destination to get under your skin as soon as you arrive. It’s difficult to really capture a sense of the city in just one trip (or even multiple visits, for that matter), but Photographer Oliver Astrologo set out to do just that in his short film simply entitled Roma

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The Best Part Comes After "I Do," These Resorts Will Make You Super Excited for the Honeymoon

Oct 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

A honeymoon is supposed to be the kind of vacation you’ll never forget, a trip of a lifetime. And of course, as your first excursion together as husband and wife, no expense should be spared. Sunset yacht cruise? Yes.

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Grand Amore Takes Guest Service to Another Level With Personalized Gifts, Framed Home Photos & Sweet Treats

Oct 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Kavita Daswani

Blink, and it's easy to walk right past the Grand Amore Hotel & Spa, Florence's newest jewel of a property. There are no doormen, lines of luxury cars outside, or any of the other trappings of an upscale hotel. Instead, the slender entrance to Grand Amore is partially curtained, the hotel name engraved in small letters on the glass door. 

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Did You Catch These 6 Innovative Luxury Porto Cervo Pop-Ups Over the Summer?

Sep 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Daniela Aroche

Each year, as the hotter months roll around to awaken the European joie de vivre, thousands of wealthy tourists flock to idyllic destinations across the continent to shop and sunbathe. Few though, are more coveted, opulent and glamorous than the exclusive enclave of Porto Cervo.

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Visit the World's Top 5 Wine-Producing Regions With These Wine Tours

Sep 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Wine season is here (at least for the Northern Hemisphere)—so naturally, we’re enjoying a nice a full-bodied Cab at the moment (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere). Did you know that only 10 countries produce 80 percent of the earth’s wine? And, according to Wine Folly, “the top three wine regions in the world make enough wine to fill 5,127 Olympic-sized swimming pools.” 

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Tuscany's 37-Room Hotel Cala Del Porto Epitomizes a Quiet, Beachside Vacation

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Giant amphorae filled with multi-colored flowers greeted me upon entering the lobby of Hotel Cala Del Porto. Located amidst picturesque pine forests leading down to the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Maremma region of southern Tuscany, the hotel is an eclectic combination of rustic and modern furnishings with terracotta floors. 

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A Quick, 24-Hour Guide to Making Your Way Through Florence

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Florence is romantic, captivating and refined. Its streets are lined with decadent restaurants, upscale stores and historic attractions. It is also home to the fashion houses of Gucci, Pucci, and Ferragamo and boasts museums with world-class art. While spending one day in the Italian city might not seem like long enough, if you’re doing a European tour, you may only have one day to experience the locale. For those on a 24-hour schedule, here is a quick guide on what to experience: 

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Find Healing in the Thermal Baths of Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort

Aug 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

As you drive up to Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort in southwest Tuscany, you’ll see a large speckled building near a splashing waterfall, while at the same time smelling the faint aroma of rotten eggs. Welcome to the thermal baths of Maremma. Since ancient times, this region among the Grosseto hills has been home to numerous underground sulfurous hot springs lauded for their health-giving qualities for skin, respiration, blood circulation and rheumatic ailments.

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Get a Hands-On Experience Making, Eating & Learning About Italian Cuisine at Tenuta La Badiola Estate

Aug 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

If you have been hankering for authentic Italian food and have maybe even wondered how the real deal is cooked, the 1,235-acre Tenuta La Badiola Estate in Tuscany may be just the place. Home to La Villa and the Michelin-starred Trattoria Toscana (which is the only Alain Ducasse restaurant in Italy), the resort is one you will definitely want to visit. Found near the Castiglione della Pescaia coastline and the Tyrrhenian Sea, the property is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. It houses the L'Andana hotel and Casa Badiola Golf House, an ESPA spa, tennis courts, indoor and open-air swimming pools, and a driving range. 

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Relax Under the Tuscan Sun at Italy's Quaint Villa Fontelunga

Jul 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Evening sunlight wove its golden threads through lace curtains as wood pigeons cooed from a branch opposite my second floor window at Villa Fontelunga in Tuscany. Nestled on a hill overlooking the Chiana Valley, the scene seems like one created straight from a painter's palate. It was easy to imagine author Frances Mayes’ enthusiasm in Under The Tuscan Sun, her book focusing on Cortona, a nearby town.

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Aston Martin Milano Rapide S Dom Pérignon Has a Champagne Cellar in the Trunk...Because Why Not?

Jul 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Though the 2016 Aston Martin Milano Rapide S Dom Pérignon was made for promotional reasons only, that won’t stop us from dreaming about all the trips we would take with the car. Created to celebrate the partnership between the auto marque and Dom Pérignon, the special Rapide S features a handmade removable cellar in the trunk, which perfectly fits three bottles of 1998-dated Dom Pérignon champagne, two bottle openers, and two crystal glasses. 

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Chef Gilberto Guidi On Honest Food, Olive Oil Farming and What it's Like Running a Rustic Trattoria in the Heart of Northern Italy

Jul 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

I happened upon Cà Guidi, a little bite of Italian heaven tucked away in the captivating hill town of Longiano, while I was traveling through the virtually undiscovered part (by Americans at least) of Emilia-Romagna. You can find Gilberto Guidi’s unpretentious, heart-felt cooking at Cà Guidi on the top of a winding hill that offers views of vineyards and castles.

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Milan Expo 2015: A Guide to the Best, Must-See Exhibits & Attractions

Jul 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

Milan is fabulous. It always has been and probably always will be, but with the opening of Milan Expo 2015, the city is having a shining moment. The wildly-impressive expo will run through October, so book a flight, pack a bag and reserve a hotel room soon. The theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” taps into people’s fascination with anything food related. And with over 1 million square meters (about twice the size of Vatican City) devoted to exploring the gastronomy and culture of 145 countries, the expo will feed your mind, body and soul.

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