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 bar to order and drink your coffee, it will always be a fixed low price, […]

cafe entrance Turin Photo by Lisa Watson

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 proposals. This is the 3rd in a  series of posts  in which we are sharing some of the most interesting ideas sourced from the comments received on […]

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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 Florence last week to see the gorgeous and wearable spring fashion styles in the shop windows. My first […]

Handbags Florence 2017 Photo by Debra Kolkka

It’s About Time in Italy ~ The Baglioni Chronicles

We are delighted once again to welcome Stanley Moss, travel editor of the New Zealand-based fashion magazine Lucire. Stanley shares with Italian Talks readers some of the experiences and impressions gathered throughout his recent grand tour of Italy. Florence Easter weekend and the train to Santa Maria Novella rumbles into town at 9pm after a […]

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My Discovery of Pisa – So Much More than a Bell Tower

Pisa. This city is more than just the home of the famous leaning bell tower. Pisa is a historical hub designed for anyone with an appreciation for world heritage in serene surroundings, with great food and friendly faces aplenty. As you stroll through the city arches you’ll discover stunning churches, palaces, cafes and libraries, all […]

Pisa photo by Aaron Crossley

Skiing In Sauze d’Oulx, Susa Valley

It’s Winter and the snow is here! One of the best places to go skiing in the Piedmont area of Italy is called the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski field. It covers very large area and offers around 400 km (250 miles) of ski runs for all levels. It has entrances at five different villages […]

Sportinia Photo by Lisa Watson

Carnevale, Venice’s Opulent Masquerade Ball

Seductive and mysterious, Carnevale in Venice is guaranteed to weave a magical spell around those who arrive for the two-week celebration. As you wander among the extravagantly costumed and masked revelers on St. Mark’s Square under a majestic moon, a spirit of romance and daring will become your guide for the evening. Carnevale is an […]

Venice Carnevale Photo by Yeimi

A Noble Palazzo in the Heart of Florence

There is just so much to see and experience in Florence and, as is often the case, it’s easy to miss architectural gems. Spectacular edifices that were once elegant palazzi are government/financial institutions, museums, apartments, hotels, and the like. Although the exteriors may be somewhat unassuming, upon entering there is much more than meets the […]

apyoto by Victoria De Maio

Procida Island – Italy’s Undiscovered Gem

Just 30 minutes by hydrofoil from the Bay of Naples, tucked close to Ischia, the famous playground of southern Italy, lies the almost forgotten island of Procida.  Less than 4 sq. kilometers in size,  Procida tempts you with it’s colorful houses – like a box of salt water taffy candies. Then it entices you with […]

Procida feature photo pPhoto by Karen Henderson

Readers Share #UnforgettableDay Ideas for Venice

Baglioni Hotels’ recent Unforgettable Day Facebook contest  resulted in so many amazing proposals from our readers and followers on social media. This is the 2nd in a series of posts  in which we are sharing some of the most inspiring ideas sourced from the comments received on Facebook. We focus on Venice  and once again, […]

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