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 fewer people. The idea of sitting in hot water on a hot day didn’t appeal […]

Saturnia Thermal Springs Photo by Debra Kolkka

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

Florence, Italy

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 differently and went to where the action starts, Brescia, early in the day, a university town about 100km northeast […]

Mille Miglia feature Photo by Paula Sweet Stanley

Discover the Historic Charm of Castelvecchio in Tuscany

Tuscany is full of great cities, which are home to wonderful art, theatre, food and fashion. For centuries Tuscany has been an epicentre of culture. On my recent travels, I came across some amazing small villages. These places are replete with stories and awesome views and host some of the most fabulous sights I have […]

Castelvecchio Photo by Aaron Crossley

Win a Luxury Foodie Stay with our #BuonAppetito Photo Contest!

Buon appetito! It’s a familiar refrain heard across family dining tables across Italy every day, as well as in all Baglioni properties in Italy, London and (soon) The Maldives. This year Baglioni Hotels is showcasing the best of Italian cuisine with some innovative takes on traditional Italian classics. Food has always been important to us […]

food Photo by Bagliomi Hotels

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 Serenissima especially since I could root for a friend… When I learned that I would be able to witness La Vogalonga I […]

Vogalonga - Photo by Victoria De Maio

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 of the elements that Tuscany prides itself on, wine!  Back during my days of getting married in Tuscany I led our family […]


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 […]


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
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