George Clooney brings Casamigos Tequila to Hotel Cipriani

Joanna Lowry | September 3rd, 2013

How does the two-time Academy Award winner like his tipple? On the rocks, no salt or lime required.

Italy, Venice

Pisacco, Milan

Rebecca May Johnson | March 1st, 2013

There’s always one restaurant which everyone is fighting for a table at during fashion week – and this season in Milan, it was Pisacco.

Europe, Italy, Milan

Top Five Things To Do In Florence

Joanna Lowry | January 13th, 2013

E M Foster wrote in A Room With A View that Florence has a “pernicious charm”.

Florence, Italy, Miscellaneous, Stuff we Love

Chic Sportif at The Hotel Cipriani in Venice

Marion Hume | August 25th, 2012

Photos Courtesy of Hotel Cipriani
Some hotels are world famous because they deserve it. Some hotels stay worth the hype. Such a hotel is the enchanting Hotel Cipriani, out on the lagoon in Venice. After many years of traveling, it always makes my personal “Top 10” list, because of course, it is gorgeous, the setting looking [...]

Europe, Italy, Miscellaneous, Slideshows, Venice

The Marilyn Monroe Exhibit at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

Marion Hume | June 26th, 2012

Absolutely not to be missed if you should find yourself in Florence before end January 2013, the Marilyn exhibition at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
While of course I appreciate Marilyn’s unique position as a global icon, I’m not one of those people who snaps up every new tome on the doomed bombshell who died in still-suspicious circumstances [...]

Europe, Italy, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Where To Go In Rome - Spanish Steps by Remy Duscher

Guest Contributor | June 1st, 2012

They may be called the Spanish Steps but the Italians (and flocks of tourists) sure know how to use them. Stroll to the top of the 137 step climb or prefer to people-watch with a Prosecco in hand amongst hot young things toting Zara bags and middle age business men sneaking in a mid-afternoon gelato. [...]

Europe, Italy, Rome, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - Trattoria Mario in Florence by Remy Duscher

Guest Contributor | May 18th, 2012

As traditional and Italian as it’s namesake, this tiny lunchtime trattoria (open 12-3:30pm Monday-Saturday) hidden beyond more flashy and expensive restaurants has been servicing hungry locals and tourists alike for almost 60 years. And it hasn’t lost its way.
We arrive later than most at 2pm and are told the wait should be no [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, Florence, Italy, Miscellaneous, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - Maccheroni in Rome

Karen Walker | January 19th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Gary Arnold
One of the few restaurants in Rome that combines traditional Roman cuisine with contemporary brasserie style Maccheroni is a must. One of my favourite restaurants anywhere and, apparently where Michelle Obama chose to eat on her recent trip to Rome. At the historic heart of Rome and a [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, Italy, Rome, Stuff we Love

Stuff We Love - The Pantheon

Katie Lockhart | September 2nd, 2011

When in Rome, go to the Pantheon.

Europe, Italy, Rome, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - Piperno

Karen Walker | August 28th, 2011

Piperno’s cuisine follows the great tradition of Roman cooking, enhanced by Jewish influences. Tucked away in the small square in the Jewish neighbourhood the terrace sprawls across the square which is surrounded by elegant buildings. Make sure you sit outside. Don’t miss the fried artichokes. Celebrity clientele includes Francis Ford [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, Italy, Rome, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

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