What Makes Venice so Special

I am very fortunate right now to be living next to Bath, a World Heritage city situated in the southwest portion of the UK. Bath is part of a select group of cities around the world that Unesco has dubbed as areas considered so important to the history of humanity, that every street, every building […]

Venice - Photo by Aaron Crossley

The Exclusive Aperitivo that will Engulf your Senses

My personal experience at the Baglioni Hotel Carlton was unique thanks to the hospitality and kindness of the staff and the attention to detail so typical of the place and every dish and drink that is served there. The aperitivo experience was a wonderful opportunity to spend a lovely evening in good company, enjoying accomplished […]

Aperitivo Milan Baglioni Hotels Photo by Claudia Tarquini

Castello di Roncade: History, Beauty and Wine

Your mission: to see northeastern Italy. Your dilemma: you don’t know where else to go besides Venice. Your solution is below. Castello Di Roncade As a permanent tourist in northeastern Italy, I have the luxury of exploring the local wonders on a regular basis. I have no time limits or vacation weeks that I’m using […]

Photo by Rachel Rusing

Contemporary art and literature at the Baglioni Hotel London: the BOOK ART PROJECT

Commission 12 young Italian artists to create works of art inspired by a contemporary novel: this was the ambitious aim of the BOOK ART PROJECT held in January in the magnificent setting of the Hotel Baglioni in London. This unique artistic project saw 12 emerging and established Italian artists create works inspired by reading Chiara […]

Photo by Chiara Cecilia Santamaria

Discover the wine region of Franciacorta near Bergamo

Many visitors like to base themselves out of one central location to have a familiar place to return to after a day of memorable experiences. If you wish to stay in Milan while also exploring destinations outside the city, then this post is written especially for you. Located only about 25 miles outside of Milan […]

Franciacorta - Photo by Fabio Ingrosso https://flic.kr/p/7BQrd8 cropped for size

WIN an unforgettable day of Italian luxury @Baglioni_Hotels

Exclusive Twitter contest for Italian Talks readers to win a FREE night’s luxury stay! Do you dream of staying in a luxury hotel with an authentically Italian idea of hospitality? Italian Talks, in conjunction with our parent, Baglioni Hotels, is running a Twitter contest just for you! The prize is an unforgettable one-night stay in […]

Baglioni Hotel Regina Official Photo

Genoa ‘La Superba’: Italy’s forgotten merchant-pirate superpower

Here’s a quick quiz: which Italian city, lying at the centre of one of the world’s most celebrated coastlines, was Venice’s great medieval superpower rival, brought the Black Death to Europe, Columbus to the Americas and soccer to Italy, played a leading role in both the unification of Italy and the great Italian transatlantic emigration, […]

Genoa Photo by Nicholas Walton

Coppedè District: The Surreal Meets a Fairy Tale in Rome

Walking along Corso Trieste in Rome, not everyone may notice the huge arch that joins two buildings on Via Tagliamento marking the main entrance to Quartiere Coppedè, one of the most surreal, fairy-tale districts in the eternal city. This area cannot be categorised by its style, as it embraces and combines many different styles, even […]

photo by Claudia Tarquini

Padua – A City in the Shadow of Venice

The beautiful city of Padua sits in the shadow of Venice and is sometimes overlooked by visitors to Italy. This is a pity as it has much to offer. It is worth visiting Padua for its frescoes alone. The very best of Giotto’s frescoes are in the Scrovegni chapel, purpose built to house a complete […]

Basilica Saint Anthony in Padua Photo by Dera Kolkka

The Story of the San Lorenzo Complex in Florence

The Medici family acquired enormous power and wealth as bankers and financiers influencing the legacy of Florence and Tuscany for centuries. From Cosimo the Elder in the 15th century to the last Medici descendant in the 18th century, they were avid collectors and patrons of the arts. The San Lorenzo neighborhood in central Florence is […]

San Lorenzo - cloister Photo by Victoria DeMaio
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