He was, he says, instantly besotted and decided to dedicate his life to its restoration. That was in 2007 when Guido Coffa – a former automotive engineer – chanced upon La Monaci, a 19th-century villa in the foothills of Mt Etna, Sicily. It was then a working farm. Five years later, writes Caroline Phillips, it’s […]- Read more -
Luxury Holidays and Hotels in Italy
Italy is instantly recognisable as the boot shaped country sitting in the Mediterranean sea. Across the whole country, Italy offers beautiful sights and scenery, iconic landmarks and, of course, unbelievably delicious food. You might think you know Italy, but you don’t until you’ve visited – the country is full of unexpected surprises which delight and entertain all travellers and holidaymakers. A luxury villa in the rural countryside, or a room in a luxury hotel in the city, Italy offers top-class luxury accommodation solutions accompanied by exquisite cuisine and gorgeous scenery. World heritage sites as well as relaxing beaches are dotted around the country, making Italy the ideal place to explore.
Conveniently located just steps from Portrait Firenze hotel’s suites is the new Caffè dell’Oro, a popular fine-dining hangout for fashion-conscious Florentines and only a short sashay from the Medieval Ponte Vecchio.- Read more -