Italy

  • 41 NH Porta Rossa: Renaissance elegance in Florence
    The Spanish chain, NH Hoteles, has restored and refurbished the NH Porta Rossa, and in doing so has recovered one of the oldest and most emblematic hotels in Florentine history, which is mentioned in historical...

  • 42 Learn the secrets of pasta in a Tuscan villa
    Overlooking the great Renaissance city of Florence from one of the surrounding hills, the Villa San Michele was originally a monastery built in the fifteenth century by the Franciscans on land donated...

  • 43 Italy pays tribute to the originality of Caravaggio
    In his lifetime he was one of the most notorious and controversial of artists and when he died he was almost immediately forgotten and destined to remain in oblivion for centuries. Now, though, to mark...

  • 44 European masters reunited in Italy
    Many of the great works of European art left their home continent centuries ago. Now, however, some of those works that are normally housed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, one of the world's most important...

  • 45 Drama and drag queens at the Venice Carnival
    On February 6th, the carnival will get off to a dramatic start, with an air of mystery bestowed by the traditional masks and costumes in the perfect theatrical setting of canals and mansions that comprise...

  • 46 Treat yourself at a designer label hotel
    Puerta America (Madrid) Under one roof, two dozen state-of-the-art architects and designers have given full rein to their imagination. The result is this exclusive hotel, a benchmark for a new type of...

  • 47 Discover the new museum of the owner of Gucci in Venice
    Astute investor and owner of brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint-Laurent and Stella McCartney, as well as the Chateau Latour vineyards in Bordeaux and Christie's, the prestigious auction house, François...

  • 48 Make your own road movie in Sicily
    Sicily, where the people and culture are perhaps even more visceral and explosive than the volcanic geography, offers a host of delights if you are up for powerful experiences. Most visitors settle on...

  • 49 'Ocean's' reunion as Matt Damon and Don Cheadle holiday at George Clooney's villa
    Starring in the Ocean's film trilogy must have been something of a bonding experience for Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and George Clooney – if their choice of summer holiday is anything to go by, that...



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