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Hotel Villa Belvedere, Taormina, Sicily

Olivia Allwood-Mollon enjoys traditional Sicilian hospitality at Hotel Villa Belvedere, Taormina

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The credentials:

Villa Belvedere is a charming boutique hotel, located just a few minutes from Taormina’s lively town centre and world-famous Greco-Roman Theatre. Both are easily reached through the inspiring and panoramic Duca di Cesarò botanical gardens. The hotel has been owned and managed… Read more →

The Hari, London Belgravia

Jasmine Pradhan falls in love with The Hari, Belgravia, and declares it the perfect staycation destination

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It’s safe-to-say that 2020 has not been an easy ride so far. Aside from all the other awfulness that Covid-19 and Lockdown have wrought on every aspect of life, missing out on holidays and summer trips abroad has been an extra blow. There is only so much time you can spend in your own home and (if you’re… Read more →

Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Italy

Katherine Brook indulges in adventure at Argentario Golf Resort & Spa, Tuscany, Italy

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The credentials

On the coastal side of Tuscany, not too far from Grosseto, there’s a small Island called Monte Argentario – almost an island, once it was but now it’s connected to the mainland by a train line and road, making it more of a peninsula. Because of its previous solidarity – and… Read more →

Adler Spa Resort Thermae, Italy

Katherine Brook enjoys a blend of relaxation and activity at Adler Spa Resort Thermae

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The credentials:

A spa hotel isn’t always my first choice when I go on holiday, mostly because I just love being outdoors too much and never spend enough time actually making the most of the facilities. However, the ADLER Spa Resort in Tuscany, Italy, had the perfect mix of both. With nothing but green… Read more →

Hotel Excelsior, Venice Lido, Italy

Katherine Brook escapes the crowds at Hotel Excelsior, Venice Lido, Italy

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The credentials

If you haven’t been to Venice, I’d forgive you for thinking it’s a gloriously romantic city, where the water sparkles against a picture-perfect backdrop. The truth is it’s expensive, busy and the water isn’t sparkling blue. In fact, it’s rather murky and a little smelly. So,… Read more →

Villa Capanne, Umbria, Italy

Katherine Brook lives the Italian dream during her stay at Villa Capanne

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The credentials

Sitting on the top of the Antognolla Valley, in Northern Umbria, Villa Capanne is a 600-year-old farmhouse, which has been carefully restored to retain its original charm. The property is nestled on the edge of the Antognolla Estate, with beautiful views over the golf course and rolling… Read more →