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Masseria Torre Maizza – Fasano, Puglia, Italy

Masseria Torre Maizza – Fasano, Puglia, Italy

Puglia is probably best known for the charming trulli that scatter the landscape. Less well known are the many Masseria that date back hundreds of years, once owned by local land barons. Similar to a Spanish hacienda or plantation houses these are historic farm complexes, often fortified and with watchtowers […]

by × June 25, 2018 × 0 comments

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Palazzo Margherita – Bernalda, Basilicata, Italy

Palazzo Margherita – Bernalda, Basilicata, Italy

Back in 2012 we got very excited about the opening of Palazzo Margherita – the latest addition to Francis Ford Coppola’s expanding stable of award-winning resorts. A couple of weeks ago we, at long last, had the opportunity to check it out first hand and found out why everyone has been so excited […]

by × June 13, 2018 × 0 comments

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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 […]

by × February 24, 2017 × 0 comments

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A Classic Italian Recipe – Risotto al Prosecco di Cartizze

A Classic Italian Recipe – Risotto al Prosecco di Cartizze

Risotto is one of the most Italian of dishes. It’s origins lie deep in the past, probably introduced to the Mediterranean by Arabs in the middle ages. However it was in the fertile plains of Northern Italy, ideal for growing the short-grained Carnaroli and Arborio rice, essential for a good […]

by × April 11, 2016 × 0 comments

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Hotel Villa Abbazia – Follina, Italy

Hotel Villa Abbazia – Follina, Italy

The rolling Alpine foothills of Veneto have long provided refuge for Venetian nobility seeking relief from the searing summer heat. For over a thousand years, members of one of the wealthiest and most influential empires in the world constructed private villas in the hills, and brought a love for culture […]

by × April 1, 2016 × 2 comments