Lake Como, a well-known destination of ethereal appeal, has captured the attention of present-day celebrities and English romantic poets alike. To experience the natural magnificence of Lake Como, head to the village of Pigra to visit Villa Peduzzi. Built in 1909, the five-level villa has been fully restored by Italian architect Andrea Meirana.
Majestic limestone peaks, verdant meadows, and emerald lakes—the Dolomites have some of Italy’s most spectacular natural scenery. Located between Venice and Austria, the mountains have long been a favourite ski destination for Italians, who flock there during the Christmas holidays, but the region is also becoming popular in the summer for hiking and other outdoor activities.
Fans of pinot grigio, the second-most-consumed white wine in North America, will surely know of Livio Felluga, possibly the most prestigious producer of white wine in Italy. The history of the Livio Felluga estate is well known not just to the people of Friuli Venezia Giulia but to all Italians and oenophiles.
Chianti is not Tuscany, and Tuscany is not Chianti. Chianti co-exists with other Tuscan wine regions that sometimes struggle to escape the shadow of their better-known sibling.
The Apuan Alps, a mountain range in Tuscany’s Massa Carrara and Lucca regions, is where marble is extracted and where artists, sculptors, and designers find inspiration and materials to work with. It is also the place, specifically the quarries of Henraux, where Michelangelo sourced his marble.
Il Tornabuoni, whose 62 rooms and suites complete the historic Palazzo Minerbetti, is full Renaissance maximalist: jewel tones cover walls and ceilings, and velvet is everywhere. There’s a certain dolce vita overall.
Carlo Rinomato’s glass home helped spur his newest project, building luxury chalets on one-acre lots at the top of the mountain overlooking Lac-Supérieur on Mont Tremblant’s north side.
Calgary’s newest hotspot, D.O.P, in the former home of Bar Von Der Fels, seems to have respected the codes and customs of its namesake authority. The traditional fare of its downtown 1 Street SW address is distinguishable by its adherence to the exhilarating admixture of rusticity and gastronomic boldness.
Villa Balbiano, which stands in for the home of family patriarch Aldo Gucci, oozes grandeur. Located on Lake Como in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, the residence is surrounded by lush landscapes due to its setting at the foothills of the Alps.