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 Fiorenzoni, pertains to the villa’s story. The Art Nouveau villa … Continue reading The Gourmet Restaurant of I Capricci di Merion Resort & Spa in Umbria

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 close at 18:00 everyday and a curfew at midnight. But … Continue reading Gourmet Staycation: Dinner and Overnight Stay at Four Luxury Hotels of Rome

Intimate Dinners at the Private Terraces and Thursday Cocktails at Hotel Vilòn in Rome, Italy

Hotel Vilòn, a luxury five-star hotel in the center of Rome and housed in the annex of the Palazzo Borghese, a historical 16th century palace belonging to the noble Borghese Family of Rome, continues to serve its guests with its characteristic luxury and charm. After its reopening in June after the Covid-19 lockdown in Italy, director Giorgia Tozzi has made sure that all safety protocols … Continue reading Intimate Dinners at the Private Terraces and Thursday Cocktails at Hotel Vilòn in Rome, Italy

Aroma Restaurant in Palazzo Manfredi in Rome: Breathtaking Dining Experience

In Rome, the places to see, the things to do and the food to eat are more than enough to fill up a brimming wish list. The myriad offerings take up almost every corner of the city like a sprawling museum to be discovered on foot or even better, from above. Palazzo Manfredi, a 5-star luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the city has … Continue reading Aroma Restaurant in Palazzo Manfredi in Rome: Breathtaking Dining Experience

Hotel Vilòn in Rome, Italy: Breakfast at One of The World’s Best Hotels

Despite being a newcomer to the choices of 5-star luxury hotels in Rome, Hotel Vilòn has reached the top in no time. Accolades have arrived left and right and with its 18 distinctive rooms and suites overlooking the private gardens of Palazzo Borghese, occupancy is always full.  A well-deserved recent commendation is being included among the 129 hotels of the World’s Best Hotels by Condé … Continue reading Hotel Vilòn in Rome, Italy: Breakfast at One of The World’s Best Hotels

Magnificent Liberty Style Brunch at Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Italy

The resplendent Palazzo Lozzano built in 1837 showcases the magnificence of Liberty Style architecture from floor to ceiling. A wealth of arches, columns, frescoed ceilings, velvet tapestries, immense crystal chandeliers and furnishings is the backdrop of the of 182-year old palace. Originally built as a bank, it was turned into the Grand Hotel Plaza a century and a half ago serving Rome’s historical and prominent … Continue reading Magnificent Liberty Style Brunch at Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Italy

Cocktails With a Roman View at The Court of Palazzo Manfredi

Located inside the 5-star luxury hotel Palazzo Manfredi, The Court, the newly-opened cocktail bar bestows a phenomenal view of Rome’s iconic ancient Roman monument, the Colosseum. Atypical of the position of popular cocktail bar terraces in Rome, The Court is actually one floor down. From the hotel’s main entrance, take one flight of stairs to go down and the courtyard opens to an awe-inspiring place. … Continue reading Cocktails With a Roman View at The Court of Palazzo Manfredi

On the Table With ADElight, The Summer Plate of Adelaide of Hotel Vilòn

They refer to it as their summer princess, we cite it as one of the best gastronomic delights of summer. Gabriele Muro, Executive Chef of Adelaide Restaurant of Hotel Vilòn created his latest dish dedicated to this season. For the whole summer, he proposes a full healthy meal served in just one plate. Called ADElight, the dish is composed of black venere rice bordered by … Continue reading On the Table With ADElight, The Summer Plate of Adelaide of Hotel Vilòn

Breakfast at Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Italy

Stepping inside the magnificent centuries-old Grand Hotel Plaza gives its guests a dramatic welcome at its main hall, the Salone delle Feste with its richness of frescoes, velvet tapestries and immense crystal chandeliers. The majestic Art Nouveau details that greet the eyes is just the beginning of the Grand Hotel Plaza experience where the golden age era displaying its untouched prominence. This historical hotel in … Continue reading Breakfast at Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome, Italy

Adelaide Restaurant at Hotel Vilòn in Rome, Italy: What Luxury Means

Walking inside a discrete door of Hotel Vilòn along a quiet cobblestone alley in the heart of Rome, a different kind of luxury greets you. Hotel Vilòn is a charming 5-star luxury hotel which is a member of the Small Luxury Hotel of the World. Director Giorgia Tozzi makes sure that the emotion in staying at the hotel is totally enthralling, where guests feel good … Continue reading Adelaide Restaurant at Hotel Vilòn in Rome, Italy: What Luxury Means

Luxury Hotel in the Roero Hills: Castello di Guarene in Piedmont, Italy

What a wealthy nobleman built in the eighteenth century from an existing Medieval castle for seven centuries still stands with its original splendor on top of the hills of Roero while it dominates the town of Guarene. The castle went through a redesigning and rebuilding by Count Carlo Giacinto Roero di Guarene who was an important aristocratic figure in Piedmont and also an amateur architect. … Continue reading Luxury Hotel in the Roero Hills: Castello di Guarene in Piedmont, Italy

Palazzo Montemartini in Rome, Italy: Dinner With the Chefs of Ragosta Hotels Collection

A particularly special dinner was dedicated to the new 2018 menus of the four Ragosta Hotels Collection last March 2018 at Palazzo Montemartini in Rome, Italy. Ragosta Hotels Collection is a group of four 5-star hotels in Rome, Amalfi Coast and Taormina. The locations of the four hotels are in some of Italy’s most beautiful corners. Palazzo Montemartini is in the heart of Rome, La … Continue reading Palazzo Montemartini in Rome, Italy: Dinner With the Chefs of Ragosta Hotels Collection

Porta Caeli (Vinero) Winery, Hotel and Spa in Thrace, Turkey

Staying at a hotel as the first group of guests while it was still closed to the public has a surreal effect. Porta Caeli was at its opening phase when our press group was welcomed to indulge in all the facilities the hotel has to offer, including tasting the wines that were aging and the menu proposals that the restaurant was going to offer when … Continue reading Porta Caeli (Vinero) Winery, Hotel and Spa in Thrace, Turkey

Ristorante All’Oro in The H’All Tailor Suite in Rome, Italy

Parked just a block away, I walked along Via Pisanelli, a quiet residential road in Rome. My eyes riveted towards a light yellow building standing aristocratically amidst the other structures in the area. I quickly scanned the number outside for confirmation. I knew I was at the right place. It says 25 and on the other side of the entrance, The H’All Tailor Suite is … Continue reading Ristorante All’Oro in The H’All Tailor Suite in Rome, Italy

Relais La Tenuta Del Gallo in Amelia (Umbria), Italy

When the gates of Relais La Tenuta Del Gallo closed behind me, I swore that I would go back. My lunch there was not enough to completely appreciate the whole place. I was just passing through for lunch after I discovered it in the restaurant list of the Michelin Guide for Amelia. The relais is a little paradise tucked in the middle of the countryside … Continue reading Relais La Tenuta Del Gallo in Amelia (Umbria), Italy