Private island paradise: Isola Santa Cristina

Isola Santa Cristina

In the heart of the Venetian lagoon lies a private island that has long been a mystery, but after years of renovation Isola Santa Caterina is now an eco-friendly luxury retreat Photos courtesy of Isola Santa Caterina   Settled in the fifth century as part of a group of garden islands known as Ammiana, Santa […]

Tuscan September: a trip to Maremma

Swimming pool Cala del Porto Tuscany Italy

With no children in tow, Jon Bickley and his wife headed off to southern Tuscany for a tranquil luxury break at Punta Ala in the beautiful Maremma area Photos by Baglioni Hotels unless otherwise stated   September, and summer is officially over. Prices near enough halve, children disappear and the Italian tourist trade begins to […]

Grand Hotel Fasano

Wellness & Relaxation, Lake Garda This is how elegant perfect relaxation can be: the sophisticated Grand Hotel in Gardone Riviera lies on one of the finest sites in the region. Standing on the shores of Lake Garda, it pampers its guests with unforgettable moments of enjoyment… In its fabulous setting on picturesque Lago di Garda, […]