A Guide to San Michele Island

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The Venetian islands are steeped in history, famously inspiring some of history’s most eminent artistic figures. Located directly across the lagoon from the Fondamente Nuove, San Michele Island is Venice’s cemetery island, formed of two…

Prosecco Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Prosecco

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Sitting between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, the historic hill town of Conegliano is the epicenter of Prosecco production. Coneligano and the surrounding hills of the Veneto are a winemaker’s dream; protected from the…

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A Guide to the Islands of Venice

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Everybody knows that Venice is part of a historic archipelago, but few bother to strike out beyond its main island. As your boat pulls away from the grand palaces, busy piazzas and ringing bell-towers of…

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Insights from Frequent Traveler Lesley Spence

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A retired primary school principal from the UK, one of the many benefits Lesley enjoys is the ability to travel to Europe in the off-season, or to far-flung destinations when they are being ‘co-operative’ weather-wise.…

Italian Escape: Sandy Coughlin on Ultimate Italy

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Having recently traveled to Italy with Insight Vacations Luxury Gold, Sandy Coughlin is the third in a series of guest writers to talk about her experiences. Featured by the likes of MSN, The Huffington Post,…

La Dolce Vita: Aaron Drake on Ultimate Italy

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Having recently traveled to Italy with Insight Vacations Luxury Gold, Aaron Drake is the first in a series of five travel writers to talk about his experiences. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Aaron is a…

Six Reasons to Visit Shakespeare’s World

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From the backstreets of Verona to the senate in Rome, Shakespeare has included some of Europe’s most beautiful cities in his plays and sonnets. Here, in tandem with his 400th anniversary, we’ve selected six destinations…

Top 10 Most Romantic Places in the World

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With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to accept that beauty talks to beauty. Therefore tease amour out of your better half by immersing them in the most sublime surroundings the planet can provide.…


Inside The Bauer L’Hotel in Venice

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Venice, it is said, has the highest concentration of luxury hotels in the world. However, few truly capture the city’s well-developed sense of romance more ravishingly than the Bauer L’Hotel. Founded in 1880 as the…