Dreaming of a Scintillating Gold Christmas at Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel

This year’s Christmas and New Year holiday season at Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be as fascinating and richer as it was in the past seasons. Tinsels, garlands, stars, snowflakes, ribbons, candles, swags, balls and all things that shimmer in gold contrasted with black, pearl and teal will be decorated in abundance around the…

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Sofitel Wine Days 2021 Features the Wines of Lazio at Sofitel Rome

Sofitel, the luxury brand ambassador of the French Art de Vivre of the Accor Group, launched its 2021edition of the international event, Sofitel Wine Days. The event gives a unique opportunity in deepening the wine culture with the guidance of wine experts for the whole harvest period by hosting tastings, meetings and events and in…

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Torre Bisenzio in Umbria: Wine and Stay Experience in an Italian Wine Estate

Tasting wines couldn’t have been as panoramic as the setting that husband and wife Mike and Neena Rees chose for their new tasting room in the middle of their 265-hectare wine estate in Umbria. A typical Umbrian stone building with two floors, the newest addition to Torre Bisenzio wine estate was celebrated with an inauguration…

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The Gourmet Restaurant of I Capricci di Merion Resort & Spa in Umbria

If you translate “i capricci di Merion” to English, you would come out with: the whims of Merion. It’s a very curious name for a hotel, perhaps even a name that cannot be replicated for it is unique and rightfully its own. The name, as explained by husband and wife proprietors Stefano Santuari and Arianna…

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On the Rooftop of Rome at Les Etoiles Restaurant in Hotel Atlante Star

If there’s another way of enjoying Rome, it has to be from above where ancient Roman domes and roofs give another unforgettable perspective of the ancient city. In one of the most elegant Umbertine-style districts of Rome, the rooftop of Hotel Atlante Star, offers a surprising treat to its guests. Three levels of the hotel…

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Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia: A Refined Experience in the Umbrian Countryside

Immersed in 320 hectares at an altitude of 650 m.a.s.l. in the hilly Umbrian countryside and woods is Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia, formerly an ancient village that was transformed into relaxing boutique resort with five spacious suites and a restaurant. It paints a picture of a perfect Umbrian experience where unspoilt nature, typical stone structures,…

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Roma 4 Roma: An Initiative Uniting Rome’s Bartenders at The Court in Rome

It’s a very challenging moment for cocktail bars to stay afloat in this pandemic period alright. For a sector that exclusively starts to open their doors in the evening and closes them in the wee hours of the morning, the Covid-19 regulations in Italy completely clash with how they function. But resilience is the key…

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Rhinoceros Entr’acte: The Rooftop Restaurant of Palazzo Rhinoceros of Alda Fendi Esperimenti in Rome

Inspired by the atmosphere of Out of Africa, a novel written by Karen Blixen, Rhinoceros Entr’acte is the restaurant of the six-storey Palazzo Rhinoceros of the Alda Fendi Esperimenti Foundation. The historical building sitting next to the only surviving 4th century quadrifrons triumphal arch in Rome, the Arch of Janus, was redesigned inside by award-winning…

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Tre Olivi Ristorante in Paestum, Italy: A Contemporary Tribute to the Mediterranean Diet

Paestum was a major ancient city of the Magna Graecia on the Tyrrhenian coast, which has a great historic meaning to the modern period for its three well-preserved ancient temples in the Doric order dating back from 550 to 450 BC surrounded by the ancient city walls. Capaccio Paestum, the modern town that lies directly…

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Weekend Brunch and All Day Cocktails at The Court of Palazzo Manfredi in Rome

Just a little over a year from its opening, The Court, the exclusive cocktail bar of Palazzo Manfredi of the Manfredi Fine Hotels Collection group continues to lavish its guests with the signature cocktails of internationally-renowned mixologist Matteo Zed accompanied by a selection of dishes by Executive Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio, Sous Chef Fabio Sangiovanni…

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Donna E Bistrot in Rome: A Statement of Secrecy and Elegance

A statement of secrecy and elegance. A refined restaurant hidden behind doors, untrodden corridors and shiny marble stairs in the heart of Rome. Donna E addresses dining with an approachable cuisine in an intimate and tranquil environment blending with the luxury of a five-star boutique art hotel, Elizabeth Unique Hotel. Its location may be at…

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Mario Farulla Takes Over Hotel Chapter’s Lobby Bar in Rome

A small luxury hotel with a flamboyant attitude. Bodacious decor and contemporary street art inside an austere 19th-century building in central Rome. That’s the Hotel Chapter Roma of Marco Cilia. Opened in 2019, it continues to swagger with its upbeat personality by adding a bigger surprise to its team: Mario Farulla, a highly experienced bartender…

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Gourmet Staycation: Dinner and Overnight Stay at Four Luxury Hotels of Rome

Italy’s second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is creating havoc in the hotel and restaurant sector of the country but there’s nothing to do except follow the current directives of the government and hope for the best. The latest DPCM national regulation, which is putting everyone to a distressing predicament is for the restaurants to…

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Il Golfo Ristorante at Hotel Raito: Living the Italian Dream at the Amalfi Coast

There are many magnificent places that take part in the beauty of Italy and undoubtedly, the Amalfi Coast is one of those. The resplendence of its landscape along the mountainous coastline with the blue Tyrrhenian Sea takes your breath away. Located just south of Naples in the Campania region, Amalfi Coast is also easily reachable…

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47 Circus Roof Garden of FortySeven Hotel: Dining in Postcard View of Rome

If there’s a rooftop terrace in Rome that bestows you a comprehensive scene of Rome from your table, 47 Circus Roof Garden will win you over completely. But the surprise of the restaurant doesn’t end at the view, because the chef, Antonio Gentile reveals to the diners a spectacular voyage on the table with his…

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