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Exploring Il Salviatino, Florence Italy's Masterpiece of Fine Living

BY : Glenn Harris | 2018

One could easily argue that Italians are the most artistically gifted people on earth. Italians can take the most mundane and functional thing, like a car, clothes, or a boat,  and turn it into something of indescribable beauty. One look at a...

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Milan's Most Memorable

BY : Whitney Spielfogel | 2018

If your Instagram is anything like mine, the past few weeks of your feed have been filled with images from Milan, where the international style set recently made their annual pilgrimage to Fashion Week for the Spring 2019 shows. That said, Milan...

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Lake Como's Most Grand

BY : Whitney Spielfogel | 2018

When people ask me when my favorite time to travel in Italy is, I unvaryingly say one of the shoulder seasons – preferably Fall. October is considered part of Italy’s Fall shoulder season, which often means lower prices on airfare and...

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Exploring Portopiccolo, The Italian Riviera's Jet Set Playground

BY : Glenn Harris | 2018

A shiny new yacht pulls into a cove like marina. Elsewhere the beau monde in the designer summer wear nosh at outdoor bistros under canvas umbrellas while others step in and out of posh boutiques and galleries. The scene is not Monte Carlo or St...

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Site Specific: Live the Legacy of Fornasetti at Mandarin Oriental Milan

BY : Quentin Smith | 2018

Long regarded as the epicenter of all things chic, the Italian fashion capital of Milan has also given rise to some of the world’s most important aesthetic movements in architecture and design. Nowhere is the confluence of these creative...

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Experiencing Tuscan-style Good Living and the Castello Banfi-Il Borgo Winery Estate

BY : Glenn Harris | 2018

For the well-heeled epicurean, a destination that is a must see is Tuscany. There’s a mystique and legend around it built over water coolers in faraway places as those who return regale stories of rolling hills of grape, golden sunsets...

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Ralph Grizzle's Ultimate River Cruising Handbook: A Review

BY : Susan Kime | 2018

It is a rare book that explains, advises a relatively new multi-billion dollar industry, one that has many dimensions, with news that changes daily. But Ralph Grizzle’s new book, The Ultimate River Cruising Handbook takes this subject and...

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La Dolce Vita: Rome's Villa Borghese and a stay at the NH Collection Roma Vittorio Veneto

BY : Glenn Harris | 2018

Rome is one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. For the art lover, it is filled with antiquities from the beginning of civilization, elaborate baroque and art Nuevo designed buildings as well as an endless offering of eye candy in the...

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Living La Dolce Vita: Punta Tragara Capri Opens for the Season

BY : Quentin Smith | 2018

In a ranking of places on earth that leave you speechless, Capri Island’s Punta Tragara surely earns a top spot on the list. Perhaps best recognized as the picture perfect poolside backdrop for some of Slim Aarons most iconic photographs...

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Rome's Ancient Past and Future: A Stay in the Eternal City and the Palazzo Montemartini

BY : Glenn Harris | 2018

Rome is, without question, one of the world’s most breathtaking cities.  A stroll in any direction will lead to arresting monuments, iconic statues, and endless possibilities for a tet-a-tet with la dolce vita. The funny thing is that...

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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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