What We Love About Italy
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- Florence: Shopping the leather stalls of the San Lorenzo market or the fashion boutiques around Via Tornabuoni, especially the luxurious linens of Loretta Caponi and the monk-made cosmetics and liqueurs of the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella—both in frescoed palazzi.
My wife, Jo Anne, and I had decided to go to Rome with our new baby. She was seven weeks new. Lucia: bringer of light. She brought it in abundance, day and (alas) night. Every now and then, we needed a break. It came in the form of Piera Bonerba, a striking, big-hearted young woman from Puglia. ... More
There’s a new reason to take the 30-minute cab ride ($30) out to Rome’s EUR district: the 54,000-square-foot White Gallery, the city’s best one-stop shopping experience. Inside the black-and-white-walled boutique, you’ll find a highly curated selection of Italian products,... More
The fetish for ingredients in the bel paese has, of course, long been celebrated, but now a new spirit is thriving all over the country. For every mom-and-pop farm there’s a young pomodoro grower with a Ph.D. in botany or a chocolate maker obsessed with a rare cacao bean. Along with village... More
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From the foothills of the Italian Alps to the Mediterranean vineyards of Sicily, there are luxury hotels as well as 5-star resorts to add style, sophistication and comfort as you choose from the rich variety of itineraries and trip ideas at your disposal. Sicily getaways can include bike rides through olive groves and sunning beside crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. Facing the enchanting Isle of Capri, the Amalfi Coast is a stunning setting for a luxury vacation, a coastal retreat where guests can walk in the footsteps of Rome's leisure-seeking emperors. Stroll picturesque towns, cruise the waters on a luxury yacht and enjoy superb amenities in gorgeous villas. And Rome itself, with its exquisite squares, its Spanish Steps, Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum, makes for an imposing, glorious setting in which to spend your luxury vacation in Italy. Farther northwards of Rome brings visitors to the rolling hills of storied Tuscany, dotted with medieval churches and world-class wineries, and where visitors discover glorious, timeless Florence, home to architectural masterpieces like the Duomo and artworks regarded as world treasures. Picture yourself on the private terrace of your luxury resort or villa, enjoying a delectable meal while you gaze out at the magnificent Po River Valley -- it only takes booking a Luxury Link vacation in Italy to turn that daydream into the real thing.
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