Italian Experience

Saturnia Thermal Springs Photo by Debra Kolkka

Experience the Thermal Springs at Saturnia

A couple of years ago I visited the hot springs at Saturnia. It was a hot Sunday afternoon and the terme was crowded. I vowed to return on a cooler day, mid week, in the hope that there would be [...]

Florence, Italy

Readers Share #UnforgettableDay Ideas for Florence

Baglioni Hotels recently asked readers and followers to share their Unforgettable Day ideas on social media by way of a Facebook contest. Results included over two hundred creative and unique [...]

Mille Miglia feature Photo by Paula Sweet Stanley

Rulers of the Road – Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia usually drags into our town of Vicenza in the late afternoon, cars creep through the Piazza Signori, then roar out of town via the Corso Palladio. This year we decided to do it [...]

Vogalonga - Photo by Victoria De Maio

La Vogalonga Regatta – A Special Venice Event

In May 2015, my visit to Venice just happened to coincide with an annual local event, La Vogalonga Regatta. This serendipitous coincidence turned out to be a highlight of my time in La [...]

chianti-classico-harvest-photo-by-Jennifer-Martin

A Special Winery Experience in Tuscany

Of course, when in Tuscany one must set aside time to journey out to the Tuscan countryside and explore some of their world-famous wineries.  There is nothing better than immersing oneself in one [...]

cafe entrance Turin Photo by Lisa Watson

The Five Most Beautiful Cafés in Turin

Coffee drinking in Italy is seen as a right rather than just a pleasant way to start the day, so much so that the price of a coffee in Italy is regulated by the government.  If you stand at the [...]

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Readers Share #UnforgettableDay Ideas for London

Baglioni Hotels recently held a Facebook contest asking readers and followers to share their Unforgettable Day ideas on social media.  The results included over two hundred inspiring and creative [...]

Handbags Florence 2017 Photo by Debra Kolkka

Spring 2017 Women’s Fashion Trends in Florence

 I have recently been watching the runway shows for autumn/winter in Europe. With a few exceptions, I found them to be a little excessive to appeal to a wide audience. So it was a relief to visit [...]

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