The genius loci (protected spirit of a place) is essential to the holistic approach espoused by the spa, whose uniqueness lies in its synthesis of Greek and Chinese spirituality, philosophy, and healing techniques.

Italian trainer and dressage master Antonello Radicchi is one of Italy’s foremost horse trainers.

Within the labyrinthine recesses of Venice, a small rearguard of restorers and artisans still toils, determined to keep its traditional skills alive.