Three meals per day to be eaten in silence, sitting at one’s table – alone - on a patio with a view of the lake. No talking allowed, no reading or writing. Maximum concentration as you eat
Text Carlo Mazzoni. The new Eden is too tucked away, the haunt of questionable bloggers. Palazzo Dama is pretentious. The worst seems to be the Gran Melia on Gianicolo
Text Angelica Carrara. We have looked for the most peculiar floorings. As of late, while the new trend on Instagram is to take pictures of feet over majolica or intarsia floors, we have been after the five most beautiful floorings that actually exist. To mark the stages of an Italian-style summer.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. The patio of the castle overlooks a precipice, difference in height without vertigo. Start from here, from Chateau d’Artigny. The chronicles among the flowers - every rose, every mulberry tree and raspberries in the streams - from the murdered duke of Guise, to the arsenic for Charles IX.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. The walls are pink. Palazzo Avino is a hotel opened since 1997, located in Ravello, between Positano and Vietri. At the entrance a flower cart, on the piano the pink hyacinths, the Creed’s perfumes in the boutique. The bright ceramics are emerald green in the swimming pool before the Turkish bath.
Text Carlo Mazzoni. Perfumes are mixed in the days, before the seasons. The hills get rough, the tires climb and have fun in the Langhe. Castles, watchtowers – the Middle Ages remain fashionable. A monastery whose walls tell stories of monks since the first millennium, today it is the Relais San Maurizio.