Vacation Day Exploring Italy

Top 5 reasons to embark upon an Italian journey. From Venice to Milan, through Trieste, Costa Smeralda and beyond.

February 1, 2017

From Venice to Milan, through Trieste, Costa Smeralda and beyond. With hotels reaching across the beautiful country of Italy, there is something for everyone and visiting only one destination will never suffice.

 

Top 5 reasons to embark upon an Italian journey

Unfold the history of Rome inside the Coliseum, admire Renaissance sculptures in Florence’s Accademia and taste the finest Italian seasonal produce in the bacari wine bars of Venice. Begin your Italian adventure and let us guide you along the journey you will take.

Here the top five reasons to explore Italy:

1. Italian Food

Pizza, pasta, espresso café are just the tip of the iceberg. When you talk about food in Italy, it is all about culinary experiences. A universe of regional recipes and definitely a highlight of this trip. Enjoy an inspiring escape and discover Italy’s finest food products. Read More.

2. History and culture in a daily trip

If you are planning to explore the whole Italian artistic offer, this is something that is going to happen when hell freezes over. According to UNESCO, Italy owns about 5% of World Heritage sites and is the only nation in the world where there is such a concentration. Read More.

3. Four different kinds of weather

Italy is a peninsula in the middle of the Mediterranean and accordingly, it offers beautiful landscapes over the seas and mountains. Sicily and Sardinia, surrounded by emerald waters, are the largest islands and the richest in culture and history indeed. If you are a fan of greenery or snowy landscapes Alps and Apennines are the best place to stay.

4. Fashion

Italian fashion is the symbol of style and elegance. The three cities, which focus high fashion, are Rome, Milan and Florence. In any city in the world, you will find a boutique with Italian products. Visit the country where these masterpieces were created is a different shopping experience. Read More.

5. Iconic stays

Offering a glamorous suite selection, you can choose from some of the finest suites in Italy. From the royal settings in Rome, uncompromising views over Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, to the spectacular Venetian lagoon panorama, glamorous suite moments await.

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Occupying a prestigious setting on the Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace was built in 1475 as residence of Doge Andrea Gritti. A leisurely short stroll from Piazza San Marco, the imposing palazzo awards rare views of Santa Maria della Salute.

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Milan is an extraordinary destination in a city recognized for its creativity, where fashion, design, and cuisine come together. Let our experienced Luxury Collection concierge be your guide to an unforgettable stay.

Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center

Ingenuity and intuitive service make our hotel a favored place for meeting, socializing, and relaxing, with an innately Italian flair.

Villa Erba and Visconti: When cinema reflects on Como lake water

Villa Erba is one of the main characteristic villas on Lake Como. Luchino Visconti, one of Italy's best known directors, spent much of his life here. He decided to shoot one of the world cinema masterpieces, called Ludwig.

The Origins of Panettone and Pandoro

The deliciousness of Panettone and Pandoro has made a trademark of the Italian culinary tradition, much appreciated in most of Europe. Discover its history and the differences that characterize these two delicacies.

The Italian culinary traditions during Festive Days

Enjoy the culinary italian tradition around Christmas period, that gathers family and friends under the same roof. Discover the characteristic dishes and taste the unique diversity of the typical flavours of these festive days.