The Piedmont wine region is situated in Northeastern Italy, with the stunning Alps in the backdrop, and famous for wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, and Roero – and rich and savory food, including decadent truffles. In Piedmont, we stayed at Relais Villa d'Amelia in Alba, which is renowned for its truffle market and slow food movement. Days of tasting the region's best grapes, paired with Michelin-starred dining, were complemented by cycling, hiking, and hunting for fresh truffles.
Northern Italy: Lake Como
For two thousand years, Lake Como, has attracted the world's jet-set to what might be one of the most romantic locations in the world. The legendary historic villas of Lake Como are an incredible opportunity to go back in time and experience the life of the wealthy European and Noble families who lived there, the famed novelists who wrote, the composers who created, the artists who painted, and the people who fell in love, all inspired by the charm of this one of a kind Italian paradise.
Osteria Francescana: Memories of a Meal at the Number One Restaurant in the World
Have you ever traveled somewhere literally just for a meal? Many food-centric travelers make pilgrimages to try a coveted restaurant whether it be a two seat sushi dive in a Tokyo subway station, a Michelin starred food stall in a Singaporean hawker market, a destination restaurant where absolutely everything is cooked over fire in Patagonia, or to a number one-rated restaurant in the world be in in Copenhagen, or in Girona, or in this case Modena.
Whether setting sail along the Sicilian coast on a yacht, trekking up active volcano, Mount Etna, tasting some Sicily's top vintages, walking the ancient Greek theatre, or discovering the vast cultures that have occupied and influenced Sicilian cuisine and architecture, Taormina is a delight!
Yachting: You need vitamin SEA
Resort to Laura Madrid provides our clients with access to the world's fleet of luxury charter yachts which cruise some of the most unique and exclusive destinations around the globe. Whether your preference is sailing, motor, super or mega yachts, Resort to Laura Madrid along with our hand-selected brokers identify the most desirable charter for you and ensure all is done to provide you with the most unforgettable voyage.
All Aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London with Belmond
Have you ever heard that in travel it is the JOURNEY, not the destination. Join me on a train journey like no other starting in Venice and ending in London. Venice never ceases to surprise and delight! As long as you don't hit it in the height of tourist season, the city is simply stunning …
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Fabulous Florence: From Fiesole to the Oltrarno
Florence always makes me happy! I lived here for a year in the late 80's and have been back at least a dozen times since. The city remains true to its impressive 15th century architecture, proud Florentine style, and mind-blowing Renaissance art. Here is my view from my home at the wonderful Il Saliviatino hotel, …
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Roman Holiday: Stunning Hotels, Vatican at Dawn, Ostia Antica & a Seaside Resort
Rome is the eternal city that travelers visit time and again, and somehow it never stops providing awe and joy! This trip I visited several of the city's top hotels to check out which are the best fit for our clients. Hotel Eden, located at the top of the Spanish steps, is part of the …
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Tuscany: Sun-Soaked Amore!
Tuscany is one of the most sought after holiday destinations in Europe and a place that I and many of my clients eagerly return to time and again. From world heritage hill towns such as Pienza and San Gimignano, to highly regarded wine-estates like Chianti to Montalcino to Montepulciano, to seaside villages from Grosetto to …
The Italian Dolomites: Hut-to-Hut Ski Safari
The Dolomites - These UNESCO World Heritage mountains may be the most beautiful in Europe! Located in Northeastern Italy at the Austrian border where "guten morgen" works as well as "buongiorno," the gorgeous limestone peaks of the Dolomites wind through four ski resorts, seven centuries-old villages, and four mountain passes! As is typical with European skiing, …
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