When you arrive at L’Albereta in Franciacorta, in the Lake District of Lombardy, east of Milan, the peaceful setting feels almost like a secret. Passing through vineyards, you arrive at a refined, stately country villa, covered in vines, overlooking Lake Iseo in the valley below.
A haven of peace at the gateway to Bordeaux, between the estuary and the Atlantic beaches, in the heart of the Pauillac vineyards, Château Cordeillan-Bages is a wine tourism destination that renews itself between tradition and modernity around its core business: wine.
Every year, the journalist visits Guy Martin, head of the Grand Véfour in Paris, with his family. He tells us about this delicious pilgrimage in one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world.
The Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré is the favorite of those enchanted by Paris. The most beautiful city in the world is at your doorstep; explore its refined art of living and remarkable cultural treasures.
The best country hotels have a strong sense of place. As soon as you arrive you understand why they are where they are, and you quickly become addicted to that special location. At the Relais San Maurizio the reason is perfectly clear.
At special hotels there’s a fine art to the arrival. At the Charlotte Inn each part of the journey becomes more and more intimate.
We return to Italy for enlightenment, of course. For churches and squares, frescoes and portraits, Titian and Giotto. But we also return for reassurance, for straightforward pleasures refined over time that somehow feel a little bit better in Italy.
When you think of the ideal place to visit in the American West you think of a lodge or a ranch in a vast, dramatic setting. You want to be in an open space that makes where everything feels big and enchanting.