A stone’s throw from Lake Como, where celebrities are known to frequent for opulent getaways, is the quiet and quaint Tenuta de l’Annunziata. Located just 20 minutes from Lake Como, in the region of Uggiate Trevano, the Guffanti family have restored an ancient property into a Natural Retreat.
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.
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.
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.
The hotel, on the banks of the Arno River overlooking the Chianti hills, feels like nothing else exists beyond the Tuscan countryside.
Now that Italy is starting to loosen restrictions, it is a perfect time to highlight the sense of freedom that riding a Vespa provides, a freedom that has become indelibly associated with the Eternal City.
After having dinner at EMME Restaurant two weeks ago, I can’t stop thinking about the food.
On either side of the Grand Canal—the city’s main artery, called the Canalazzo by Venetians—are some of the city’s grandest buildings. And in a privileged location alongside it is the St. Regis Venice.