With an emphasis on design, sustainability, and slow living, Parco dei Sesi epitomizes the island’s spectacular beauty and unhurried pace.
The hidden queer history of Renaissance-era Florence is one of the themes Stellavision will explore on a queer-inclusive trip to Tuscany.
At family-run Hotel La Perla in the Dolomites, just about everyone volunteers behind the scenes at the Costa Family Foundation.
Costa Smeralda, an artful new book released by Assouline this July, celebrates this singular vision with richly coloured archival photographs. The introduction recounts how the project transformed the coast into a playground for the international jet-set and includes quotes from visitors like Giorgio Armani and George Clooney.
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.