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Moddershall Oaks, Staffordshire

Eva Gizowska heads to Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat in the West Midlands for an autumnal spa break…

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Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat is set amongst seventy-four acres of vibrant, parkland greenery and woodland in the heart of … Read more →

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Masseria Torre Coccaro, Puglia

The credentials:

The Puglia region of Southern Italy is renowned for its unspoilt beaches, its excellent cuisine, and its authentic white-walled Italian towns unsullied by mass tourism. But maybe its most intriguingly unique feature is the proliferation of ‘masseria’; historic … Read more →

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Villa San Martino, Puglia

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Puglia, the bottom heel of Italy’s famous ‘boot’ is home to many a hidden gem, and one of its most dreamily beautiful (though hopefully now slightly less hidden) is the Villa San Martino. Just a few kilometres from … Read more →

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Palazzo Margherita, Basilicata

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You may know Francis Ford Coppola as godfather (or more accurately director) of…well, ‘The Godfather’. The award-winning, pioneer film-maker is also, perhaps more surprisingly, a hotelier, and the Palazzo Margherita – hidden away behind a wooden door so … Read more →

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Starhotels Collezione, Florence and Milan

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Helvetia and Bristol is a C19th palazzo in the heart of Florence. Located in the heart of the historical centre of the city – which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s just a short walk … Read more →

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Casa Angelina, Praiano: Amalfi Coast

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In the sea of luxurious and historic properties that festoon the breath-taking Amalfi Coast, the Casa Angelina with its cutting-edge style and laid-back chic must assuredly be the most modern! The innovative dream of owner Antonino Cappiello – … Read more →

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Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi Coast

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The Amalfi Coast has long been a draw for artists, poets, honeymooners and holidaymakers; a dramatic coastline dominated by razor sharp cliffs, fragrant lemon groves and impossibly blue ocean waters. And surely one of its best located properties … Read more →

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Palazzo Avino, Ravello

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Ravello is one of those impossibly romantic towns; almost like a set from a 50s Hollywood movie of how a small Italian town should look. With its lush and colourful terraced gardens, winding cobbled streets, and gently chiming … Read more →

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Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily

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‘A landscape in which you can find all that seems to be created on earth to seduce the eyes, mind and fantasy,’ was Guy de Maupassant’s description of Taormina in 1885. D.H. Lawrence called it ‘the dawn coast … Read more →

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Five beautiful beaches to visit in Italy

Italy isn’t all gelato, pizzerias and exploring historic sites—okay, that’s a big part of a holiday to the country—but let’s not forget about the gorgeous beaches along the coastline of the mainland and its surrounding islands to visit and enjoy. … Read more →

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