Caldaro al Lago

South Tyrol

Val Venosta

South Tyrol

South Tyrol, Italy, Vinschgau, Val Venosta, mountains, travel

Puglia

Italy

Puglia, hotels, Masseria, Italy, holidays, landscape

Monte San Vigilio

South Tyrol

Vigiljoch, Monte San Vigilio, South Tyrol, Italy

Alta Badia

South Tyrol

Alta Badia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dolomites, San Cassiano, Alps,  South Tyrol photo by Eberhard Grossgasteiger

Avelengo

South Tyrol

Avelengo, Hafling, Merano, travel, South Tyrol, Alpine, Haflinger horses

Rome

Italy

Christopher Czermak, Rome, Italy, skyline, sunset, White Line Hotels

Valle Aurina

South Tyrol

Ahrntal, Valle Aurina, South Tyrol, Italy

South Tyrol

Italy

South Tyrol, Italy, Dolomites, mountains, travel, Daniel Plan

Soprabolzano

South Tyrol

Photo by Stephan Seeber, Alto Adige, South Tyrol, Italy

Cilento

Italy

Cilento on the Gulf of Policastro in Italy, beaches, sea, Mediterranean

Alpe di Siusi

South Tyrol

Alpe di Siusi, South Tyrol, Alto Adige, Südtirol

Tuscany

Italy

Rural Tuscany away from the tourists - The Aficionados

Bolzano

South Tyrol

Bolzano, Bozen, South Tyrol, Dolomites in Italy

Merano

South Tyrol

Merano, Italy, South Tyrol, travel

Lake Garda

Italy

Lake Garda surrounded by the Arco Alps in Verona & Trento, Italy

Amalfi Coast

Italy

Amalfi Luxury Hotel; Monastero Santa Rosa, Italy

Lana

South Tyrol

Alpe di Siusi, South Tyrol, Alto Adige, Südtirol

Brunico

South Tyrol

Brunico/Bruneck in the South Tyrol, Italy

Maranza

South Tyrol

Maranza Hotels | Alto Adige | South Tyrol | The Aficionados

Italy

Few things capture the quintessential easy glamour of Italian culture more than the sight of Anita Ekberg taking a sultry swim in Rome’s Trevi Fountain, a pivotal scene in Federico Fellini’s 1960 Masterpiece La Dolce Vita. Indeed, Italians truly have discovered the sweet life, and in addition to inventing the Renaissance, the opera, Lavazzo espresso, pasta, and, arguably, contemporary haute fashion, Italy’s biggest global export might just be a luxe frame of mind.

Many of history’s greatest artists and art movements originated here, and today “Europe’s boot” continues to draw creatives in flocks as it is the home of both the Salone del Mobile and Venice Biennale, two of the world’s largest design fairs. With the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, it’s hard to find an area that isn’t rich with art, monuments, castles or even entire medieval villages in the wonderfully romantic Tuscany. Wander off the beaten tourist path and visit the north, which boasts the beautiful coastlines of the Italian Riviera, the colourful mountain architecture and turquoise waters of Portofino and the Cinque Terre. There you can bathe in crystal clear waters of Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore and ski down the mountain ranges of the Alps, over to South Tyrolean Dolomites and the Apennines.

The best thing is that there’s never a “right” time to visit: the climate is highly diverse, with conditions on the coastal areas cold and snowy in winter - except in Merano in South Tyrol where the micro Mediterranean climate cuddles the city from the snowy peaks - while the south stretching down to Puglia stays relatively dry and sunny all year. 

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