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ll things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the world – those that stay at home and those that do not”. That was a reflection made by the British writer Rudyard Kipling at the end of the 19th century. He most definitely belonged to the second group, as I believe you, our readers, do too. Especially at this time of year.

We hope to discover. At the end of the day, discovery, with everything that goes with it – amazement, interest, deeper understanding, learning – is the main reason to travel. A place, an encounter a flavour, a situation which justify the effort, the expense and the time taken in reaching a new destination. This edition contains many suggestions of places in Europe to help our readers enjoy the summer in the Old Continent. A classic choice that is always full of fascination, and always up with the times. And – talking of classics – here’s a stay at the Raffles Le Royal in Phnom Penh: colonial, oriental, and quite simply unique. As always, we only recommend the best, places that our correspondents have personally visited and tested… specially for “those who don’t stay at home”.

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ht br ot he rs be r 19 03 th e W rig n on 17 th De ce m or y, ris e in he st hi in ae ro pl an e st fir e th r, ye Fl e in g th ng co nq ue re d su cc ee de d in m ak re al ise d th at ha vi le op pe y, wa le st ab Si nc e th en , th e a co nt ro lle d an d ow n th e sk ie s. so al y da e on d ul sp ac es in to wh ich th e se a, th ey wo pr oj ec ts an d ne w w ne s, al go w ar s af te r th at fir st ne ed to fin d ne Ov er a hu nd re d ye n. ow gr th to s ha s on in g cr ui se sh ip, wi to ex pa nd ho riz lco m e th e fir st fly we to y ad re is y fli gh t, th e sk ra ft. tio ni se s it, th e ai rs hi p Ae ro sc ur ne y an d re vo lu jo a of t ep nc co th e so co nc ei ve d Ae ro sc ra ft ta ke s w pe rs pe ct iv e. Al ne a it s ve gi d an le ve l e of tw o fo ot ba ll ta ke s it to a ne w go od s, an d th e siz ry xu lu on r fo rt po ns su ite s an d co m m as a m ea ns of tra sio n re st au ra nt s, fu be nt ll rre wi cu e er th th m m on wi pi tc he s, in sid e it W ith no th in g in co s. es ew ac vi l sp d na io an s pt fe r se rv ice ar ea s wi th ex ce en de sig ne d to of e be siz s s ha ft’ ft ra ra sc sc ro ro se wh er e. Ae el ai r fli gh ts : Ae e bl la ai av e os th th an th m ak in g it e wh ich ar e la rg er r or a ya ch t, th us te op lic he a rry to ca sp en de d in th e wi ll ev en al lo w it rt ev er m ad e. Su po ns tra r ai of rm un de d by clo ud s m os t ve rs at ile fo an d in fin ity, su rro nd la s de vi di m fo rt an d vi ew s bl ue sp ac e wh ich en jo y a le ve l of co to le ab by be ll wi ts ve be en pl an ne d an d sil en ce , gu es le . Th e in te rio rs ha e ib ss th po of t s gh ce ie ou rp th ea te d m as te ne ve r be fo re cr s ha ich wh , Du ba i an d G st ud io Si ng ap or e’s WAT la nt is Th e Pa lm in At as ch su , ry st l in du m od er n- da y ho te in Ab u Dh ab i. ce la Pa s te ira th e Em is no w ab ou t he rs , wa s a dr ea m ot Br ht rig W e th of e fu tu re is he re . W ha t, at th e tim e nd ’s ne w la nd , th ki an m is y sk e Th . to be co m e re al ity

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A fascinating mix, stretching from Germany across the Pannonian plains, and whose deep roots reach affect its politics and its culture. This highly evocative atmosphere greets travellers, with different colours and levels, in the best-known cities of Central Europe, those whose urban centres are practically a series of handbooks of architectural style.

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I t is an hist oric al and art ist ic h erit age of great value, housed f r om Berlin t o t he magic al Prague, p assing t hrough M unic h and f lo wing as far as Habsburg V ienna . A romant ic j ourney t hrough st rong c ult ural id ent it ies, along t he Spree, I sar and V lt ava riv ers and th e Danube, wit h suggest ions for s u rprising hot els. The best way t o c ombine t he int erest of t he loc al c ult ure wit h t he sed uc t ion of t he s w eet ness of life.

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Park Hyatt Vienna

A hotel which fits magnificently into the legend of Vienna. An intimate, evocative space, able to satisfy the demands of a select and discerning clientele.

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ocated in a historic building constructed between 1913 and 1915 to house a bank, nowadays the Park Hyatt fits magnificently into the legend of Vienna and its rich history. Masterfully converted into a hotel, this historic building, with its solemn façade, located in the centre of the Austrian capital – listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – continues to excel, and today offers an intimate, evocative space able to satisfy the demands of a select and discerning clientele. The large rooms echo the historic Viennese imperial style with careful touches blended with modernity: elements of sophisticated design next to the latest technology. The Bank restaurant serves international cuisine but is careful to bring out the best in the local products and ingredients. The exclusive Spa Arany offers an opportunity to indulge in some relaxation. Refinement. Elegance. Discretion. These are all features of the Park Hyatt Vienna: an intimate, evocative space able to satisfy the demands of a select and descending clientele: a privileged witness to the rich story of the capital of Mitteleuropa.

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Hotel de Rome Berlin

Combining grace, elegance and excellent service. The Hotel de Rome revisits luxury hospitality, with great attention paid to the dĂŠcor and choice of materials.

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eautiful. Intimate. Combining grace, elegance and excellent service. And on top of all this, the Hotel de Rome breathes tranquillity, despite its location in the heart of Berlin. The historic and majestic building, which goes back to 1889 and was previously the headquarters of a bank, has kept its exterior architectural lines intact, while giving space inside to modern designs by Tommaso Ziffer and Olga Polizzi, the sister of Sir Rocco Forte. An ambassador of luxury of the Rocco Forte brand, the Hotel de Rome takes a new look at hospitality, with great attention paid to décor and choice of materials. The spacious rooms and suites are extremely contemporary, but don’t lack classical touches. The Spa de Rome provides a haven for relaxation. Created from the bank vault, the spa is an oasis of calm, featuring a large, 20 meters long, swimming pool. Food is just as important. At La Banca restaurant, directed by Fulvio Pierangelini – a chef with numerous Michelin stars – the executive chef Jörg Beherend produces original cuisine based on products which have been produced with technique and creativity, creating a menu which brings out the best in authentic Italian cuisine. The Hotel de Rome in Berlin has been conceived so as to satisfy all needs: an enclave of luxury, which is attentive to those small details which make a difference.

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Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague

A meeting between Asian philosophy and modern technology. This boutique hotel offers a harmonious blend of rare efficiency which irresistibly attracts the eye.

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Corinthia

Hotel Prague

The magic of a fairy tale lives on in the city of a thousand spires, a city for artists, tourists and practical business people. Immersed in a melting pot of styles, Prague bewitches and enthrals.

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he Corinthia Prague sits on one of the hills of the city offering an unrivalled view of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beneath us, the magic of the spires of the Gothic buildings alongside the imposing forms of buildings in a Romantic style. Around them are neoclassical buildings, ones from the modernist movement, and contemporary architecture, like the tower that houses the hotel. A few minutes from the city’s main tourist sites and business locations – between the Vysehrad Park, Wenceslaus Square and the Pankrac business district – the Corinthia Prague is the perfect destination, either for business or for pleasure. From arrival to departure, the service showcases the group’s personnel’s excellent training. The staff, discreet and efficient, takes us to our suite in a few minutes … and Prague lies at our feet. A stop at the Blue Note Bar for a glamorous aperitif with live music, and then dinner at The Grill, where diners at the barbecue can enjoy a panoramic view while food is cooked in front of them. Fans of oriental cooking will appreciate the Rickshaw, an award-winning restaurant, that brings together the best of the cuisine of the Far East. In the morning, we have a last look at this magical city, read newspapers on the iPad with the Press Reader app supplied by the hotel, and then go to the airport.

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Paolo Gerbaldo

A slow modernity, in which nature prevails. Mitteleuropa architecture and natural parks are the two elements which shape a trip to

ONIA Slavonia. Discreet. Marked by the imprint of history: Roman, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and Croatian.


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Our journey allows us to discover Mitteleuropa classicism through a slow modernity, in which times are set by the flow of nature. The grand southern offshoots of the Pannonian plain accompany us, led by the tall spire of the “Katedrala”, along the route to reach Osijek. Settled on the southern bank of the Drava river, just before it joins the Danube, Osijek immediately appeals to us with its Baroque, fortified heart. In the geometrical Holy Trinity Square, the interesting Museum of Slavonia is worth a visit.

Going along the Drava, we then reach the old city, with its elegant Art Nouveau buildings and the Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Mitteleuropa architecture and natural parks are the two elements which guide our visit to Slavonia. A land that is modelled by the flow of its three great rivers: the Sava, the Drava and the Danube. The experience of travelling through the mosaic of Slavonia continues to Đakovo. Architectural traits are a good witness to the historical legacy here: the ancient Ottoman mosque of Ibrahim Pasha transformed into the All Saints’ Church; the breeding of horses that were first Arab, then carthorses and then – since the 19th century – Lipizzaners; the majestic neo-Gothic cathedral. Another important witness to this cultural crossroads can be found at the admirable neoclassical residence of Našice, which is linked to the Croatian composer Dora Pejačević.

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By the end of our journey in Slavonia among landscapes, oases of biodiversity and cultural testaments to a rich history, we are convinced that eastern Croatia’s extremely long story has now turned around. There is a fresh desire to welcome guests, which means that travellers looking for something different in a destination can be offered an invigorating and stimulating break, in a place outside time.

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This historical town has adapted to contemporary life style without betraying its roots.

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This corner of paradise of the Istrian peninsula is dominated by the XVIIIth century church of Sant’Eufemia which adds the finishing touch to an evocative view: a place in which landscape and Venetian-style architecture blend beautifully. The numerous islets which surround the town a short distance from the coastline create a poetic space. The panoramic view from the peninsula onto the Adriatic, dotted with the green islands, with its rows of continuous linked houses, are in themselves worthy of the journey. One of the elements which one appreciates most on arrival is the huge window looking out onto the sea. The building, over several floors, rests against the hillside. The tall window thus provides a sea view from the reception, the bar and the restaurants. The rooms also all have a view of the bay. The contemporary style of the building is clear from the futuristic cover projecting from the entrance. Tradition and modernity alternate to perfection to create precious pages in the area’s restaurants: elegant and rising modern cuisine, based on quality ingredients and above all, naturally, local fish. For an unforgettable romantic evening, the Lanterna restaurant, situated in an old castle on the small island of Sant’Andrea, will not to disappoint. The Konoba Kantinon, alongside the Marina, on the other hand is the perfect solution for anzone who wants to add local atmosphere and flavours to the view. Rovigno is a part of Croatia which inspires harmony and peace.

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Monte Mulini a destination for all seasons The Latin poet Pliny wrote that in Istria the Roman patricians felt like gods, one understands that Rovinj’s pedigree is noteworthy.

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he project is by the WATG and the inauguration goes back to just over a year ago. One of the elements most appreciated upon arrival is the grand window overlooking the sea. The multi-storey edifice rests on a hillside, and the very high window ensures a view of the sea from reception, the bar and the restaurants. The rooms too look out on to the bay. The st y le is contemporar y, already an n oun ced by th e fu t ur istic cover in g at th e entran ce. Th e spa is, per h aps, o ne of th e most interestin g spaces. I t is also on several l evels, ver y “gilded �, n ot exception ally big, but capable o f o ffer in g ever y th in g on e expec ts in a fasc in atin g an d wel l -maintain ed ambien ce. The culin ar y offer is distr ibuted in t wo restaurants. The M editer ran ean presents a pleasant fusion c uisin e o f M editer ran ean in spiration , n aturally, but above all I t al ian . Th e Win e Valt, on th e oth er h an d, wh ic h is th e fine - din in g restaurant at th e h otel, offer s Fren c h fare. The a mbien ce rec alls th e spaces of a cellar with vaults and br ick s. Havin g passed th e impasse of th e wooden menu - h eav y to say th e least - ( wh ere th e dish es are il l u strated in watercolour s by c h ef Tomislav Gretic) on e is g e ntly roc ked by a sy mph ony of flavour s. To be n oted th e win e list wh ich boasts over 5 0 0 labels, amo n g wh ich many Croatian on es th at are cer tain ly wo r th a taste.

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Simand style and details Three generations of garment of linen, with their experience and passion combined with style and attention to detail, have created great collections from bed, bath and table.

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ndrea S ali ( th ird g e n e rat i on ) f rom t he 90s has created new collec tion an d d e a l t m a i n l y w it h t he at tent io n to detail an d th e u s e of raw m ater ial s o f t he hig hest qu al it y. Th e coll e c t i o n Simand is al ways an ar tisan produc t we l l d on e. Th e finest l inen, so f ter ter r y towels, an d more el e ga nt t a b l e cl o t hs, do minates t he high qualit y an d at te nt i on to d e t ail, fo l l ow ing t he sar to r ia l spir it, edges an d f i n i s h e s p a cked by hand. Al l o f fab r ics are selec ted f rom t h e b e s t sup p l iers in t he I t al ian mar ket. Completely nat u ra l, s at i n , Eg yp t ian co t to n, t he p ercale, j acquard f a b r i c s, t h e p i qu et matel assÊ, l inen and silks, are made wi t h ou t t h e u se o f sub st ances har mful to h ealth . All f a b r i c s a n d p ro cesses are car r ied o ut in complian ce wi t h t h e p r i n c i p l es o f eco -so cio co mp at ibilit y set by th e Eu rop e a n U n i o n. Q u a li t y, c reat ivit y, custo mer sat is fac tion . Th e com p a ny ’s b e st adver t ising is t he s atisfac tion of th e c u s tom e r s, t hank to t he great fl exibilit y an d th e ex t re m e at te nt io n to det ail t hat charac ter ize th e S iman d prod u c t s.

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