Impressions of Sicily

A few years ago I visited Sicily, an island of history, architecture, stunning landscapes – and of course, Mount Etna. As soon as I got off the plane, Sicily’s warm, scented air assailed my senses in a way that only the Mediterranean can. The island has something for everyone – and the warm climate, great […]

Sicily Photo by Michael David

San Galgano, an abbey under a roof of stars

We’re crossing the Val di Merse in the early warmth of a new summer that adds a touch of magic to tranquil fields where red poppies and golden sheaves add splashes of colour. A mystical silence reigns here in the south west of Siena, where the pace of life follows the rhythm of the seasons […]

San Galgano Photo by Raffaella Pensieri

Impressions of Venice

Venice continues to enchant visitors from across the globe with its unique geography, fascinating history, elegant facades and palaces – and of course, the iconic Grand Canal. I returned to this magnificent city for just a few days in early May and was greeted by balmy, bright weather that triggered lots of happy memories from past […]

The Grand Canal Venice Photo by Michael David

Explore the Antique Market in Arezzo

On the first Sunday and the preceding Saturday of each month Arezzo holds an amazing antique market. The tradition began in 1968 and it has grown to be one of the biggest antique markets in Italy, with around 500 exhibitors on a fine week end. The main part of the market is held in the […]

Piazza Grande Photo by Deba Kolkka

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 […]

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