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How to choose where to swim in Salento depending on the winds. The Salento region of Puglia is kissed by not one but two Seas. The Ionion Sea on the west coast, best for sunsets, and the Adriatic Sea on the east coast, best for sunrises.A narrow peninsula , you can drive from one coast to the other one in just over an hour. But deciding which beach to sunbathe depends less on your inclination and more on which wind is blowing. Salento is known for its sun, sea and

…or any other milestone event, really. Via Peduzzi Como – Lake Como, ItalyWake up each morning to one of the most spectacular views in Europe. Indulge in relaxed luxury in this timeless & transformed masterpiece, located in the mountains majestically overlooking Lake Como. The luxury villa is designed to fully immerse its lucky guests in the enormous mountain, lake and valley views.Perfectly suited for a personalised group of 14 guests, this villa’s personality will draw any guest in with the inviting atmosphere and prestigious liberty-styled design. This villa is ideal

A curated selection of exceptional luxury villa rentals in Europe equipped with a gym or fitness room. Because even on holidays taking care of your health and fitness has never been so important and relevant. Casa Fontegenga, Le Marche, Italy Framed by the towering Le Marche countryside, Casa Fontegenga is a tranquil enclave.This 4-bedroom villa is characterised as a sprawling double-story residence with a historic touch of rustic elegance captured in time since 1770. This home is transformed and sculptured into a serene gateway for a well-earned holiday. You will

Interview to Sandra Di Marcantonio, wedding expert. Getting married in Italy is an enchanting dream for many couples, captivated by the sweet taste of a Mediterranean lifestyle, delicious food, balmy weather and the prospect of dining under olive trees and starry skies. A destination wedding in Italy is the perfect opportunity to create the most memorable experience for both you and those partaking in your celebrations. Passepartout Homes had the pleasure to interview Sandra Di Marcantonio, our talented in-house wedding expert, on the secrets to the perfect wedding in Italy.

Tuscan stuffed duck is a typical dish from the areas of Siena and Arezzo. Our Homeowners, Chef Francesco and Patrizia, from Podere Vetrichina in Tuscany, share with us this scrumptious Christmas recipe. Duck has been bred in Italy for at least three centuries. Eggs are also appreciated from this animal, although ducks are mainly considered for their meat: reddish and a little fatter than chicken, it is excellent roasted and traditionally combined with fruit such as citrus fruits, cherries, chestnuts. To cook the whole duck, you need to calculate 1

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

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