Hilton Rome EUR La Lama: Fuksas Modern Architecture

The newest addition of the Hilton hotels in Rome is La Lama or the blade in English which opened in February 2023. Its name is derived from its shape. Its odd dimension of 60 meters high, 130 meters long and 16 meters wide does remind you of a thin blade. The peculiarity of the external structure is quite unique, standing out high in the sky, … Continue reading Hilton Rome EUR La Lama: Fuksas Modern Architecture

Hotel De’ Ricci: The Boutique Hotel in Rome Where Every Serious Wine Lover Should Stay

The recipient of the Best Cellar award of Rome by the Wine Spectator for the fourth consecutive year, this intimate eight-suite boutique hotel boasts of a treasure trove of a cellar with over 1,500 labels (for over 10,000 bottles) of prestigious wine estates. Hotel De’ Ricci takes wine determinedly. Wine is everywhere in the hotel where framed bottles of renowned Italian and French labels are … Continue reading Hotel De’ Ricci: The Boutique Hotel in Rome Where Every Serious Wine Lover Should Stay

Nami Carolina Wellness Estate in Cavite, Philippines: A Holiday Home Between a Healthy You and Nature

Nami Carolina Wellness Estate has captured the real essence of thorough relaxation with its beautiful idyllic estate and its amenities. Arriving at the fenced property after going through the country roads of the town of Alfonso in Cavite, the white country house in Cape Dutch style stands uniquely among the local surroundings. Nami Carolina, named after the Ledesma family’s matriarch Carolina, built in 2020, with … Continue reading Nami Carolina Wellness Estate in Cavite, Philippines: A Holiday Home Between a Healthy You and Nature

Umiltà 36: The Timeless Roman Star Hotel of Shedir Collection

Just opened in July 2022, this timeless star of the Shedir Collection is already getting a lot of attention. Located in the street of the same name, the building had been home to executive offices for a long time. From Hotel Maalot, another hotel Shedir that opened in 2021, it just takes a couple of minutes and just a hop away from the Trevi Fountain. … Continue reading Umiltà 36: The Timeless Roman Star Hotel of Shedir Collection

The Luxury Stars of Shedir Collection in Rome: Hotel Vilòn, Hotel Maalot and Umiltá 36

Born from the idea of Argentinian – Italian entrepreneur Edoardo Safdie, Shedir Collection continues to illuminate the capital with its collection of refined and unique five-star hotels. Shedir Collection is a luxury hotel group in Italy specializing in management and development in the hospitality industry. The name pertains to the Hebrew translation of the Cassiopeia Constellation and it is inspired by the vision of Safdie … Continue reading The Luxury Stars of Shedir Collection in Rome: Hotel Vilòn, Hotel Maalot and Umiltá 36

Borgo La Chiaracia Resort and Spa: Umbria’s Luxurious Secret Escape

In the plateau of Alfina where the borders of Lazio and Umbria meet, on one side you can enjoy the gentle Umbrian hills with varied warm orange tones of autumn while the other side gives you a glimpse of the splendid Lake Bolsena. Entering a gated estate through a long driveway lined with secular oak trees that ends in a two-storey stone structure: the magic … Continue reading Borgo La Chiaracia Resort and Spa: Umbria’s Luxurious Secret Escape

Historical Palazzo Ripetta of Rome Reopens Underlining Luxurious Hospitality and Gastronomy

After a long period of restyling by entrepreneur Giacomo Crisci, Palazzo Ripetta opens its doors again. The magnificent palace that was built in 1672 in Rome’s historical Tridente, is just a stone’s throw away from Piazza del Popolo and the famous shopping roads of Via del Babuino and Via del Corso. Its reopening bestows a wealth of promised flavors to the curious palates of the … Continue reading Historical Palazzo Ripetta of Rome Reopens Underlining Luxurious Hospitality and Gastronomy

Donna E of Elizabeth Unique Hotel in Rome: A Chef’s Tribute to Lucanian Cuisine

A refined hideaway tucked in a quiet corner of the capital, where shiny marble stairs and carpeted hallways laden with artworks lead to an exquisite restaurant of exemplary gastronomic experience. Donna E is a fine dining restaurant with an approachable cuisine located inside Elizabeth Unique Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Rome in via delle Colonnette, 35. Its location may be at … Continue reading Donna E of Elizabeth Unique Hotel in Rome: A Chef’s Tribute to Lucanian Cuisine

Gostilna Lectar in Radovljica, Slovenia: A Traditional Family-Run Inn With Restaurant, Rooms and Museum

Tradition is a noble word at Gostilna Lectar. Slovenian classic through and through, the inn has a restaurant with a fireplace on the ground floor, a gingerbread museum with a workshop in the basement and nine hotel rooms on the upper floors, all housed in a historical building of more than 500-years old in the medieval town of Radovljica. The gingerbread workshop and bakery was … Continue reading Gostilna Lectar in Radovljica, Slovenia: A Traditional Family-Run Inn With Restaurant, Rooms and Museum

A Young Chef’s Fresh Take on Slovenian Flavors at Istrian Bistro and Tapas Bar in Portorož

A refreshing take on modern cuisine, the young chef of Istrian Bistro and Tapas creates his dishes with inventiveness without sidestepping the fundamentals of Istrian flavors while using seasonal ingredients. Chef Siniša Petrušić prepares dishes that are inviting and even more so as you dig in. The wine menu is stacked with excellent choices of local and international labels to accompany the dishes. Concluding the … Continue reading A Young Chef’s Fresh Take on Slovenian Flavors at Istrian Bistro and Tapas Bar in Portorož

Lake Bled, Slovenia: Rose Restaurant of Bled Rose Hotel

Chef Gregor Rozman, a member of the Slovenian culinary team, takes you on an inspiring culinary journey of the integration of tradition and modern trends attained by techniques and creativity. The quality of the raw materials is foremost in the chef’s agenda as he explains each dish he presents. At the hotel, working with local suppliers and farmers is paramount for the chef to provide … Continue reading Lake Bled, Slovenia: Rose Restaurant of Bled Rose Hotel

Salt, Peat and Fire: Laphroaig Whisky Meets the Cuisine of Ciccio Sultano at Rome’s W Rome

With the principal components of salt, peat and fire, Ciccio Sultano, a two Michelin-starred Sicilian chef who is the Partner Chef of W Rome, and Nicola Zamperetti, Executive Chef, created a menu of finger food and tasting dishes paired with cocktails made with Laphroaig Whisky by Emanuele Broccatelli, W Rome’s Bar Manager. Laphroaig, known as the most richly-flavored of all Scotch whiskies, has single malts … Continue reading Salt, Peat and Fire: Laphroaig Whisky Meets the Cuisine of Ciccio Sultano at Rome’s W Rome

Chef Fabio Pecelli Leads Oliva Ristorante of Rome’s First Musica Boutique Hotel

After The First Arte and The First Dolce, The Pavillions Hotels and Resorts group opens its third 5-star boutique hotel in Rome. The newly-opened First Musica is another beautiful addition to the group’s hospitality luxury situated at Lungotevere dei Mellini where the steeples and domes of the capital blend with the view of the Tiber River. The position gives you enough distance from the busy … Continue reading Chef Fabio Pecelli Leads Oliva Ristorante of Rome’s First Musica Boutique Hotel

Santa Lucia Maccarese: Restaurant and Suites in an Intimate Green Oasis at the Doorstep of Rome

Santa Lucia Maccarese is undeniably one of the best destinations for a hidden tranquil paradise at the doorstep of Rome. Perhaps the best way that can perfectly describe it is detach. Santa Lucia was born from the idea of proprietor Raffaello Coletta by conceptualizing a place with an intimate and suspended atmosphere through which you can savor the pleasure of country life and get in … Continue reading Santa Lucia Maccarese: Restaurant and Suites in an Intimate Green Oasis at the Doorstep of Rome

Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

A country’s gastronomy is hard to define in just a few words especially that of Slovenia which has so much heterogeneity. Slovenian cuisine is influenced by the diversity of the country’s history, environment and its neighboring cultures. It is almost land-locked by its neighbors in the west by Italy, Hungary in the east, Croatia in the south and Austria in the north. It shares a … Continue reading Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture