The Italian Art of Doing Nothing

The words “I’m on vacation!” often really mean “let me live!,” but what if all you really want to do on vacation is nothing at all? Well, in that case, Belmond introduces The Sweet Art of Doing Nothing, a series of travel offerings across its iconic Italian properties. Sit back, relax and savor all Italy […]

High Tech Brings Ancient Rome to Life for Kids

Even for kids fascinated by the ancient Romans, trudging through ruins gets old fast, and leaves parents struggling to help kids picture what was originally there. Some guides bring a bit of perspective and programs such as gladiator lessons at the Colosseum provide some interaction, but modern technology has given curators a whole new way […]

Borgo Egnazia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia — a dazzling, white-limestone, village-like, 5-star golf and spa resort — is located in Puglia (aka Apulia), on the southeast heel of Italy’s “boot.” From Brindisi, where we arrived via Rome, it’s a 30-mile coastal drive north on a flat, two-lane autostrada bordering scraggy shrubs along the stark, rugged shores of the Adriatic […]

Work and Play in Italy

By Italian Tourism ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make […]

Five Places Kids Love in Turin

For a city with a reputation as Italy’s stodgy industrial center, Turin has plenty of quirky and light-hearted attractions that appeal to children — and to the child in all of us. Here are some of our favorite child-friendly sights. Medieval Fakes The group of riverside buildings that appear to be a somewhat over-restored remnant […]

Sights to See in Bologna, Italy

While it may share the same name as the Oscar Mayer-brand deli meat you put on your kid’s sandwiches, Bologna is historically known as the capital of the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Picture Medieval architecture, Renaissance-period art and a town square right out of a fairytale. One aspect of Bologna that makes it a […]