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Waking up at Palazzo Manfredi means clear views over Rome's Colosseum

BY : Sean Hillen | 2018

Few rooftop terraces offer a more evocative setting than Rome’s Palazzo Manfredi – overlooking an ancient gladiator training arena and the world’s most famous amphitheater, the 2,000-year old Colosseum. This means breakfast,...

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Priceless paintings and sculptures enhance Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria's sheer elegance

BY : Sean Hillen | 2018

Seated comfortably sipping a cappuccino in a lavish ambience admiring a priceless range of historic artwork is a rare treat – one that is enjoyed courtesy of the Waldorf Astoria at the Rome Cavalieri. The five-star hotel’s sumptuous,...

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Seven fine-dining restaurants you should try in the Eternal City

BY : Sean Hillen | 2018

Romans are immensely fond of their food thus the sight of multiple restaurants, cafes and trattorias vying for precious space on every piazza. Making one’s way through this mesmerizing culinary maze may not be easy so here are a few choices to...

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Four creative ways to explore Rome's splendors

BY : Sean Hillen | 2018

Such is the sheer geographical size and immense historical scope of Rome, an introductory guided tour is advisable to make the best of a visit to the Eternal City. Being included among Europe’s hottest destinations, there...

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Not to be Missed: Modena is Magic in your Mouth

BY : Tiffany Leigh | 2017

There are very few places that can boast fine automotive excellence, heritage gastronomy, and worldly arts and culture in one location—that is, unless you’re in Modena, Italy. The city is located in the country’s Emilia-Romagna...

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A Wild Italian Getaway with a Private Helicopter, Ski Cabin, Michelin Chef & Your Five Best Friends

BY : Vicki Arkoff | 2017

Headed to Milan for some shopping? Spoil yourself a little with a tailor-made travel detour first. The boutique tour operator Luxo Italia has come up with the lavish “WOW Winter Experience,” complete with heli-skiing, private guides, and...

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Exclusive Luxury Under the Radar At the Baglioni Hotel Luna Venice

BY : Eric Rosen | 2017

Venice has no shortage of landmark hotels with prestigious names like the Gritti Palace, the Hotel Danieli and the Belmond Hotel Cipriani. However, those travelers with an eye for a Venetian experience that is at once more understated and authentic...

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Historic Hotel Eden Reopens in Rome This Spring

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2017

On April 1, Hotel Eden will officially reopen following an 18-month restoration project overseen by architect and interior designers Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille of 4BI & Associés and Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku from Jouin Manku....

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The World's Best Hotel Suite is Located In...

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

For a second year in a row, The Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan, Italy, won the World Travel Awards’ best suite category. Beating out accommodations at properties such as Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the Raj Palace, Belmond Hotel Cipriani and...

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Savoring Tuscany With Hedonistic Hiking

BY : Janice Nieder | 2016

I’ve always felt that the best way to appreciate another country is by traveling on foot while indulging in the local cuisine. As much as I like to hike, I love to eat, which is why Hedonistic Hiking’s unique culinary walking tour A...

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Experiencing the Waters of Tuscany's Countryside Adler Thermae Spa Resort

BY : Janice Nieder | 2016

I recently completed a marvelous one-week Tuscan trekking trip with Hedonistic Hiking, and a luxury stay in an exclusive spa-hotel was a much-needed break following the excursion. My guest and I sought out the help of the five-star Adler...

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Mandarin Oriental Welcomes in Fall With Wine & Truffle Packages

BY : Nicolle Monico | 2016

With autumn nearly upon us, Mandarin Oriental, Milan has created two packages for its guests visiting the resort between October 1 and December 21, 2016. Travelers can choose between a wine excursion in Franciacorta or a truffle hunting adventure in...

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