Deep into the heel of the Italian boot lies a wonderful Apulian gem–Lecce, the heart of the Salento area famous for its pristine beaches and remarkable culture. The land of olive groves and ancient “masserie” is especially popular for its very own interpretation of the Baroque architectural style of the late 16th-century, the “Barocco Leccese”. Sought after for its churches (there are more than forty!), piazzas, small courts and noble palaces, Lecce is also home to a Roman amphitheater dating back to the Augustan age. Flowers, fruit trees, cherubs and
Enjoy a holiday at the heart of some of Europe’s best wine growing regions, staying at one of our unique luxury villas. Each has been selected not only for their exceptional location, close to vineyards and within stunning landscapes, but for facilities too, like beautiful swimming pools and stylish kitchens.
Milan is full of excellent spots to grab a bite. Here’s some of the best places to have breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, dinner and brunch…and take beautiful pictures to post on Instagram too! Gelsomina (Via Carlo Tenca, 5 – tra Repubblica e Porta Venezia) it is an hidden gem. This bakery inspired by southern Italy style and cooking (Sicily and Campania in the lead!) offers a great variety of exquisite pastries and sweets, from ricotta-filled cannoli to pistachio croissants and Neapolitan sfogliatelle. You cross the threshold and immediately feel in a
The top 4 coolest places in Brussels for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. I had the pleasure of interviewing our ultra-glamorous and Brussels connoisseur friend, Paola Carattoli Di Clemente, who definitely knows a thing or two about the coolest places to eat in Brussels. Here are Paola’s recommendations. You won’t be disappointed. Breakfast La Table Rustique, located along the chic Avenue Louise. Great for reading the morning papers while eating a healthy and delicious breakfast. Start your morning at La Table Rustique, located in the Louise area. A cozy spot,
Enjoy a Different Gastronomic Adventure Every Day of the Week at El Carligto – Luxury Retreat in Andalusia NEW FOR SPRING 2018 Andalusia boasts a richness of gastronomy and celebrates world-class cuisine ranging from hearty mountain food and Moorish-inspired rice dishes, to delicate seafood and dainty tapas. One could spend an entire week-long holiday exploring the food markets and fine restaurants here in Southern Spain… But wouldn’t it be nice to pass your time as you wish and then enjoy an exquisite and varied cuisine each night without having to
Many travellers are keen to combine a luxury villa break with pursuing a new skill or interest. It might even be one of their 2018 resolutions! One of the best ways to immerse in a new culture – learning about the food – is also one of the most enjoyable skills to acquire. After all, learning how to cook the local cuisine from an expert can give pleasure not just to you but to everyone around you, too. Fortunately, there are some properties in some of Europe’s most renowned culinary
It is the time of the year when no matter the country and language everyone puts diet and gym on pause and gets merry behind the dinner table. France France wouldn’t be France without its gourmet food and for the end of the year festivities, the French bring out the crème de la crème in a soirée of lush abundance. If you are lucky to be invited for the New Year’s Eve dinner (or Le Réveillon du Nouvel An as it is referred to by the locals) in a French house, you
“What can I visit with my kids in Bruges?”, is a question I get frequently asked. Since I live in the capital city of the province of West Flanders, it makes sense to ask a local! Bruges, at first glance, resembles a Disney Park, minus the fact that real people, like me, actually live here and we don’t walk around in Mickey Mouse nor Medieval costumes (although I read somewhere on Facebook that the Mayor might propose this). It is an incredibly easy town to visit with kids. You can
Food experts and novices alike will not be disappointed by the simple yet mouthwatering food scene in Salento, one of the most interesting and culturally rich regions of Puglia. Salento offers a decent selection of impeccable family run restaurants, deep red wines and farm-to-table produce, a real treat for the senses and for your appetite. To find out which are the best restaurants in Salento, click here to my article written for A Luxury Travel Blog. For places to stay in Salento, click here.