What an awe-inspiring itinerary through northern Italy! From the shores of the Adriatic, you’ll penetrate into the heart of the Veneto region before traveling on to Lake Garda. Villas, palaces, monasteries, vineyards...here the works of human hands compete with the splendors of nature. Outdoor fun and cultural discoveries go hand in hand. An exceptional road trip that leads to the vertical walls and sheer cliffs of the Dolomites, whose mountain landscapes have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
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Hotel and restaurant on the lagoon. This historic hotel prides itself on having received such artists and celebrities as Tchaikovsky, D’Annunzio, Verne, Brodsky and Borges. Since 1853, they and others have been captivated by Londra Palace and its dream location — Piazza San Marco is a stone’s throw away, as are the vaporetti and gondolas for exploring the canals. One hundred windows look out over the San Marco basin and the lagoon, with the views over the roofs and church towers from the other side of the building being no less beautiful. Inside, fine furniture, tapestries and brocades adorn the elegantly decorated rooms; and the restaurant adds a creative touch to the great classics of Venetian cuisine. ... Learn moreless
Ristorante Quadri enjoys a sublime view over Piazza San Marco. Created in 1831 above a cafe, itself historically renowned, this now Michelin-starred restaurant was taken over in 2010 by the Alajmo family, fine restaurateurs in the Veneto Region for three generations. The dining room, recently renovated...Read More less
“Rowing while standing and looking to where you're going is a joy for free men, whereas rowing while sitting backwards is the fate of slaves,” is an old saying among the Venetians. However, it's not that easy to navigate through waves while pushing on an oar 15 feet long. To better educate visitors,...Read More less
With the renovation and inauguration of the Palazzo Grassi in 2006 and the Punta della Dogana in 2009, French businessman François Pinault created two magnificent environments in which to display his impressive collections of contemporary art. These spaces dedicated to displays created in situ by both...Read More less
The reputation of this Michelin-starred restaurant has long been established. In Padua, Veneto, Le Calandre is the place where it all began for the Alajmo family. Founded in 1981 by Erminio Alajmo and Rita Chimetto, it was their sons Max and Raf who propelled this restaurant onto the international scene...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. In the hinterlands of Verona, above Lake Garda, a private drive lined with cypress trees leads to Villa Cordevigo. This 17th-century country mansion and chapel sit in a dreamlike setting amid the majestic trees of the park, vineyards and a characterful Italian garden. Charm, art and history, the splendid legacies of the noble families who have lived here over the centuries, await guests. Today, the Delibori and Cristoforetti families preserve the property's beauty and natural tranquillity while also producing fine wines on the surrounding estate. As for the cuisine, chef Marco Marras' creativity and Mediterranean energy has garnered a Michelin star for Oseleta, the restaurant located in a picturesque building at the entrance of the grounds. ... Learn moreless
A must for sailing enthusiasts, Lake Garda boasts excellent conditions for both recreational and competitive sailing. In the morning, you’ll be able take advantage of the Peler, Lake Garda’s famous wind blowing from the north, while in the afternoon, you’ll be pushed by Ora, its famous wind from the...Read More less
Although this property is quite austere in appearance, Comincioli is one of the most beautiful estates in the country. It's here, on the Valtenesi hillsides, that the delicious Numero Uno is produced! A visit to this estate run by the same family since 1552 will allow you to experience a part of the...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. On the heights of Merano, in South Tyrol, stands Castel Fragsburg, an exceptional hotel from the 17th century majestically perched above the town. Distinguished not only by its style, but also by its unique philosophy and art de vivre, it is a true refuge surrounded by glorious, unspoilt nature. From its elevated terraces, enjoy spectacular views over the Adige Valley; or bask in the heart of its five-hectare fairy-tale garden and reconnect with the beauty of the world through a celebration of the senses. Inside its twenty suites, discover elegant interiors that combine alpine comfort and Mediterranean sensuality for optimal relaxation. This spirit is echoed in the Alchemistic Healing Spa, the first of its kind, which offers marvellous beauty treatments, as well as in the jacuzzi and by the heated outdoor pool where unforgettable moments under the sun are sure to be had. In the gourmet restaurant, the South Tyrolean chef highlights healthy regional products and invites you to savour exquisite aromas that also serve as wonderful elixirs of life. ... Learn moreless
Imagine almost 100,000 plants and some 80 landscaped gardens overlooking the spa city of Merano. In the shade of the Trauttmansdorff castle - the former haunt of the Empress Sissi and her court (now converted into a museum) - these botanical endeavours are among the most impressive gardens found in Italy....Read More less
Dedicated to the most distinguished resistance fighter in Tyrolean history, this museum recounts the life of Andreas Hofer, an icon of the rebellion led by the Tyrolean mountain dwellers against Bavaria and Napoleon’s army. The winner of many battles, he liberated Innsbruck from the hands of foreign...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. This sleek, modern building, perched at an altitude of 1 622 metres, almost takes a back seat to the magnificence of the landscape. Yet, inside, its beauty is apparent: tree trunks, raw timber and light colours make for a resolutely contemporary style, from its large guest rooms to its superb dining room which is fully glazed, light-drenched and offers panoramic views of the Dolomites – the perfect setting to savour Heinrich Schneider’s refined cuisine, prepared with ingredients from the South Tyrol. His sister, Gisela, a sommelier, is the other half of the partnership at the helm of this property which was created by their parents and has recently been refurbished. ... Learn moreless
This may be the Alto Adige, but this 12 hectare wine growing estate looks more like an enclosed vineyard in Burgundy! It is an amazing place where rows of vines pour down the gentle south-facing slopes. From outside, you would never suspect this is Manincor’s incredibly modern and stylish wine storehouse....Read More less
This museum is dedicated to Ötzi the “ice man” - a homo sapiens who lived around 3,000 BC and whose body was found by two hikers on the Similaun glacier in 1991. Remarkably preserved in the ice, he still shows his beard, tattoos and typical Neolithic period tools. A central figure in the museum, Ötzi...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. Gardena Grödnerhof is a haven of well-being in the heart of the Dolomites, where the legendary Monti Pallidi (Pale Mountains) take on magnificent hues of pink in the light of the setting sun. It is a paradise for mountaineers and the perfect destination for skiers in winter. To experience the fabulous natural environment and stunning views of the majestic Dolomites, the hotel offers guided tours. After a day spent in the open air, there is nothing better than returning to its pleasant atmosphere. Gardena Grödnerhof, while known for its fine cuisine, also boasts a superb new spa featuring a beauty and fitness centre. In the evening, relax with a drink at the bar and linger by the lounge’s warm fireplace. ... Learn moreless
For almost twenty years, my friend and former chef Hansi Baumgartner has been the “milk master”. He works patiently and meticulously to mature his cheeses in the shade of an imposing world war one bunker. His artisanal expertise makes his products exceptional. Each of his cheese rinds rubbed with flowers,...Read More less
This splendid abbey founded in 1142 by the Bressanone Church is itself worth the journey. Behind this architectural mixture of Bavarian and Rococo styles, the visitor will discover an amazing well, sublime frescoes and a 76,000 volume library which holds early printed books and illuminated manuscripts....Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
Here, the very idea of border is obliterated before the panorama: from one peak to the next, from the Dolomites to the Tyrol, the countryside seems to be but one. Within this tiny corner of Italy and Austria, the ridges, valleys and passes rival each other in beauty. Gardens, ski runs and jumps allow us to take advantage of nature, which often brushes the summits.