• The Gombit Hotel – Bergamo, Italy

    The Gombit Hotel – Bergamo, Italy

    It is not often one gets an offer to stay in hotel in a medieval tower. As this one was also a member of the wonderful Design Hotels Group and naturally therefore featured interiors in ultra modern style we quickly accepted. The Gombit Hotel is in the northern Italian city of […]

  • C-Hotel & Spa – Como, Italy

    C-Hotel & Spa – Como, Italy

    Following closely on the heels of our review of the B2 Hotel in Zurich we move through the alphabet to the C-Hotel and Spa. We guess the C stands for Colzani – the owners of this tight family-run operation, but it could also be for Como, the spectacularly scenic lake […]

  • Fondazione Prada, Milan

    Fondazione Prada, Milan

    It would be very easy to visit Milan and miss the Fondazione Prada. Since its opening in May 2015, when it received much coverage, mostly in respect of its architecture – the online travel pages of the major publications appear to have declined to add the foundation to its list […]

  • Ferrari Museum – Maranello

    Ferrari Museum – Maranello

    “The best Ferrari ever made is the one which is yet to be built” – Enzo Ferrari “Live the dream!” is certainly an apt tagline when visiting the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. As the world’s most powerful brand, Ferrari represents innovation, glamour, excitement, speed and technical excellence, and a tour of […]

  • B2 Hotel & Spa – Zurich

    B2 Hotel & Spa – Zurich

    There seems to be a definite trend towards giving hotels short – very short – names, in fact just letters. As well as the B2 we have also stayed in the C Hotel near Milan, there are also D & E hotels plus many more right through the alphabet to the W Hotel group, […]

  • Chaplin’s World – Vevey, Switzerland

    Chaplin’s World – Vevey, Switzerland

    When Michael Chaplin first told us about his plan to to turn the family home into a museum dedicated to his father, we knew what an immense undertaking this would be. At that time, Michael was still living at Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, with his family. When he […]

  • Hotel N’vY – Geneva, Switzerland

    Hotel N’vY – Geneva, Switzerland

    Hotel NvY is part of a rather unique hotel chain. The Swiss Manotel Group to which it belongs, consists of just six hotels; every one is in Geneva and all sit cheek by jowl within just a few hundred yards of each other. This is the Paquis district of the […]

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The Gombit Hotel – Bergamo, Italy

The Gombit Hotel – Bergamo, Italy

It is not often one gets an offer to stay in hotel in a medieval tower. As this one was also a member of the wonderful Design Hotels Group and naturally therefore featured interiors in ultra modern style we quickly accepted. The Gombit Hotel is in the northern Italian city of […]

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C-Hotel & Spa – Como, Italy

C-Hotel & Spa – Como, Italy

Following closely on the heels of our review of the B2 Hotel in Zurich we move through the alphabet to the C-Hotel and Spa. We guess the C stands for Colzani – the owners of this tight family-run operation, but it could also be for Como, the spectacularly scenic lake […]

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Fondazione Prada, Milan

Fondazione Prada, Milan

It would be very easy to visit Milan and miss the Fondazione Prada. Since its opening in May 2015, when it received much coverage, mostly in respect of its architecture – the online travel pages of the major publications appear to have declined to add the foundation to its list […]

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Ferrari Museum – Maranello

Ferrari Museum – Maranello

“The best Ferrari ever made is the one which is yet to be built” – Enzo Ferrari “Live the dream!” is certainly an apt tagline when visiting the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. As the world’s most powerful brand, Ferrari represents innovation, glamour, excitement, speed and technical excellence, and a tour of […]

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B2 Hotel & Spa – Zurich

B2 Hotel & Spa – Zurich

There seems to be a definite trend towards giving hotels short – very short – names, in fact just letters. As well as the B2 we have also stayed in the C Hotel near Milan, there are also D & E hotels plus many more right through the alphabet to the W Hotel group, […]

by × February 6, 2017 × 1 comment

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Chaplin’s World – Vevey, Switzerland

Chaplin’s World – Vevey, Switzerland

When Michael Chaplin first told us about his plan to to turn the family home into a museum dedicated to his father, we knew what an immense undertaking this would be. At that time, Michael was still living at Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, with his family. When he […]

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Hotel N’vY – Geneva, Switzerland

Hotel N’vY – Geneva, Switzerland

Hotel NvY is part of a rather unique hotel chain. The Swiss Manotel Group to which it belongs, consists of just six hotels; every one is in Geneva and all sit cheek by jowl within just a few hundred yards of each other. This is the Paquis district of the […]

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Das Almdorf Luxury Chalets & Eco Cottages, Carinthia, Austria

Das Almdorf Luxury Chalets & Eco Cottages, Carinthia, Austria

Imagine, if you can, a cross between an Austrian mountain hamlet, a five star hotel and a conference resort – all dedicated to world peace and set in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Not easy I know, but I can assure you that the result is something very special indeed. This […]

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

“It was a voyage of discovery, a quest for excellence that inspired universal trust and faith. In that brief unfinished journey, he made us believe once more in the great historic purpose of this land. He filled America with pride and made the nation young again.” – Edward M Kennedy. […]

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A Tour of the White House – Washington DC

A Tour of the White House – Washington DC

Every U.S. President, except George Washington, has lived and worked at the White House since John Adams in 1800. The residence was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban in the Neoclassical style. Construction took place between 1792 and 1800 using Aquia Creek sandstone painted white. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the […]

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A Visit to The U.S. Capitol, Washington

A Visit to The U.S. Capitol, Washington

The United States Capital is the most widely recognised symbol of democratic government in the world. It has housed congress since 1800. The Capital is where Congress meets to write the laws of the nation, and where presidents are inaugurated and deliver their State of the Union messages. The original […]

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White Fences Inn, The Hamptons

White Fences Inn, The Hamptons

Situated between Bridgehampton and Southampton, the peaceful hamlet of Water Mill is home to the beautiful White Fences Inn, built in 1740. Eric and Liz Brodar used to own an award-winning Inn in the Kennebunks, Maine, but having once owned a home in East Hampton, they know the area well, […]

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