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DANIELA LIBERO Stop-off in Sorrento for Daniela for the Italy Special.

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rn, l Schweizerhof Be he legendary Hote en returned e since 1859, has be m na nt rre cu its by known cial life after a opened in 1857 and ark for the city’s so dm lan d an l te ho ury refined, intriguing to its destiny of lux y here is especially ur lux e Th g. rin tu uc . Vitality . The new great work of restr tail. Taste. Dynamism de to soft ion nt te at a refined way with design, maximum es are furnished in ac nt sp e ide Th ev is. ely th iat all immed Schweizerhof is of the luxury class are rst al fo ion m dit co e tra Th es s. bin ne and delicate to ior design com er int e th d an s, he zy room y embellis d in the warm and co A brilliant harmon . es on y rar po em cont elements with very Paul Klee. uctions of works by od pr re of s rie se with a perceived, has can be immediately ss cla e os wh sis oa dy and spirit. The The Spa, an urban alization of your bo vit re d d an ion at lax re to this sophisticate been designed for tural stone confer na d t an an ur od sta wo re s, m lic , a symbo use of selected ite . In Jack’s Brasserie ng on tti se es ht go n rig e rre th Du wellness space ne of Chef Silvan the balanced cuisi offers a solid for Bernese food, n. Jack’s Brasserie hio fas ive nt te at t e mos ters excellent stage, served in th to present - in chap l fu re ca is u en m e labels. gastronomic line. Th rife with important ion. The wine list is dit tra of rs vo fla c classi e designed to offer ed as the ideal plac os op pr is rn Be f Hotel Schweizerho graceful moments.

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81. Two centuries n epic begun in 16 eus Merian t ifice, architec Amad ed e th of ion rat sto plete re ry 1844, made later, with the com ning, on 16 Februa pe -o re e Th . rm fo rrent ectural forms gave the hotel its cu s neo-classical archit iou on rm ha e Th er. ov ored in the waters it famous the world profile, which is mirr le ab ak the ist m un its cathedral and from of the hotel design parate it from the se ps ste few a st of the Rhine. Ju nter of Basel. s of the historical ce her characteristic alley on of being in anot bience. The sensati am tills ss dis cla at hth hig ce d an pla Calm. Cosy ests in a rare Gu g. lin ve tra of legend eams to enjoy, world. Inside the s of infinite time. Dr nd co Se e. els re he anyw the stupendous emotions not found eams to realize on Dr r. ba e s th of th rm e delicious creation starting with the wa s to enjoy tasting th m ea Dr al . ide ine e th Rh e is th Blanc terrace dominating restaurant Le Cheval n haute cuisine. The ea mphony of the sy ran e er Th dit l. Me og e th Kn of chef Peter ed rat leb ce e Donati. A th of t at d concludes Chez frame for the ar an re Viv de t Ar , rie cuisine, with the brasse ts the grand Italian palate continues in en es pr t ran tau res e tel, th few steps from the ho t right out in front. on dm Pie of rs the flavo ting rooms for d banquets. Mee an ts en ev r fo ue oq g. Rest is another The Salle Belle Ép th sauna for wellbein wi a, are ss ne fit d pe are soft. The spaces business. An equip d suites. The lines an s om ro 1 10 e th delight afforded by ywhere. cosy. Elegance ever

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and wellness, process of relaxation e th es et pl m co rra Se igi Tramontano. The boutique spa La ill of starred chef Lu sk e th e iat ec pr ap st urant Bosquet has preparing one to be the chef of the resta of ur to le ad ro h itis Br cuisine. Memorab The American and s of Mediterranean er t lov g no d on ce am du t se es o icago wh created great inter Thomas Sents in Ch ef a d ch an th r wi lla g ce tin ee ne is the creative m ing is a splendid wi ff. And in the mak only the kitchen sta the talented chef. used exclusively by l Excelsior kitchen that will be of the Grand Hote rs ne ow al ric sto hi ily, essionalism the The Florentine fam dication and prof de eir th th wi d ease e senses of those Vittoria, have incr e exaltation of th Th e. ac e pl is th ds otion-packed plac magic that surroun is musical and em th at y sta to ce who have the chan nce. is a unique experie

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From Venice to Florence, and then down to Rome, the Eternal City. A classic tour that is renewed, always able to amaze. From Goethe to the third millennium, history remains and places evolve.

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Lesser-known Hotels, historical cafĂŠs and museums. The rite of visiting, which is renewed in time.

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Hotel Londra Palace a grand room on the Grand Canal

A history of hospitality that dates back to the nineteenth century, two hotels together, a recent renovation and a restaurant that ennobles the Venetian and Italian culinary tradition. The Londra Palace does not disappoint.

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n room 1 0 6 Tch aikovsk y composed th e fir st th ree move ments of h is sy mph ony n o. 4 , but h e was n ot th e o nl y on e to c h oose th is n oble h otel. D ’An n un z io, B orges, Bro d sk ij are j ust some of th ose intellec tuals an d ar tists w ho were n ot able to resist th e ch ar m of th e view of t he c h urc h of St. G eorge, wh ich c an be admired from its ro o m s an d suites. Located in th e quieter par t of th e R iva deg l i S ch iavon i, th e h otel stan ds out for th e peace th at reigns th ere. E ac h room is decorated differently. Th e at t ic suites are par tic ular ly popular, some with j acuz z i b at h s an d all, of cour se, with a great view.

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At th e D o Leon i restaurant guests are welcomed by S amuel Wood, maitre d ‘ an d sommelier wh o will be able to b etter illustrate th e interestin g men u of c h ef Lor is I ndr i, recommen din g th e best food an d win e pair in gs. S amuel h as gar n ered an enviable cellar focused on th e I t al ia n tradition , n ot forgettin g a n umber of foreign cl assics. Fam iliar an d un familiar labels sur pr ise guest an d co m plete th e c h ef ’s c reation s. We tr ied a delicate sk ewer o f sc allops an d salmon in got, ultra-light h omemade no o dles with lobster, fin ish in g with a mon umental t radition al soufflé, c reation of pastr y ch ef L aura N or io. Tra dition an d in n ovation wedded with c lass an d el eg an ce with out preten sion . D efin itely on e of th e best exp e r ien ces in th e cit y.

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hotel londra palace Venezia, Italia www.londrapalace.com Rooms 36 - Suites 17 Villas 0 - Restaurants 1 Spa no Children yes Chain none Affiliation R&C Activities sightseeing Score 68 Environment 90 Design 77 Service 80 Cuisine 83 Health 65 Spa 0 Rooms 80

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Four Seasons Hotel hosted by the cardinal

Th e al mo st five -hec t a re p a r k t h at sep a rates th e t wo pro per ties is t h e la rgest green sp a ce in s ide t he cit y wa lls. The existen ce o f t h is garden ha s be en documented sin ce t h e six teenth ce nt ur y.

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he history of this complex is thus rich in presences and passages that have enriched its walls, conferring on it a fascination that the recent remodelling has beautifully brought back to full splendour. This gem from the Florentine Renaissance had been the abode of Cardinal Alessandro de’ Medici, archbishop of Florence, and later pope under the name of Leone XI. The 116 rooms and suites are made in part from the Palazzo della Gherardesca and in part from the ex-fifteenth-century Convent of the Sisters of Santa Maria Riparatrice, today called Conventino. The Royal Suite is by far the most stately. It is situated on the noble floor of the palace. Its ceiling and floors are in eighteenth-century Capodimonte ceramic. The other eleven top suites, however, are no less important - each one with its own character. The Michelin-star restaurant Il Palagio, under the supervision of Executive Chef Vito Mollica, proposes a cuisine which takes its inspiration from the Italian and Tuscan tradition. The menu depends on seasonal products furnished by local artisans. The

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almost five-hectare park that separates the two properties is the largest green space inside the city walls. The existence of this garden has been documented since the sixteenth century. Right in the centre we find the Spa, the Gym and the Villa Garden Suite, dedicated to those who want maximum privacy. The hotel Spa is an oasis of classic elegance, dominated by the colour white. From the spacious windows one looks out over the garden and the pool. An intense fragrance envelops the guest. The products used for the treatments are those of the historical Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, the origins of which date back to the thirteenth century. On the first floor we find the treatments rooms whereas downstairs are located showers, steam bath and a passage to reach the nearby gym without going outside. The Four Seasons is undoubtedly the best hotel in Florence and a real city resort in the middle of the historic centre. Living there is an occasion to live in history without foregoing anything. Not even the unparalleled service of this prestigious chain.

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four seasons hotel firenze Firenze, Italia www.fourseasons.com/firenze Rooms 71 - Suites 45 Villas 0 - Restaurants 2 Spa yes Children yes Chain Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Affiliation none Activities sightseeing Score 86 Environment 80 Design 85 Service 95 Cuisine 90 Health 90 Spa 80 Rooms 85

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Palazzo Manfredi

at the home of the Counts Manfredi

O ver an a ncie nt g la diato r gy m , in fro nt o f th e Colosseum, this N eo c la ssica l b u ild in g h osts a st ylish bout iqu e h o tel ... wit h a view.

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e do no t k n ow h ow th e g l a d i ator s u s ed in g ames at t he Fl avian Amph ith eatre ( i . e. Col os s e um) were ho used o r t rained. S urely th ey we re n ot p a m p ered in t he l uxu r y o f Palaz zo M an fredi, wh i c h i s ex a c t l y ab ove t he Lu du s M a gn us, train in g grou n d for g l adiato rs o nce co nnec ted to th e aren a by way of a n u n d er p ass. Th e R om a n Emp ire is l o ng g o ne b ut th e c h ar m of h i s tor y p e r m e ates t he Eter nal Cit y l ike n ever before. I n t h e a re a wh e re t he ho tel st ands, t he ruins an d remin der s of t h e i m p e r i al p ast are nu mero u s and present visitor s wi t h a vi s i t t h at k nows no l imit. Pa l a z zo M a n fredi is t he o nl y ho tel in R ome to r ise ex a c t l y i n f ront o f t he Co l o sseum and t he D omus Aurea, t h e h om e of N ero. Wit h su ch a p rest igio us location , th is h om e i s a n obl ig ato r y dest inat io n fo r his tor y lover s.

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From th e ter race on th e top floor th e view is inco mparable an d ever so slightly filtered th rough th e p o t s of h er bs wh ic h c h ef Giuseppe Di Ior io uses - j ust p ick ed - to c reate h is flavor ful creation s ser ved at th e rest aurant. Fresh produce, in h ar mony with th e oth er ingredients for m a sy mph ony of flavor s, wh ere br illiant so l os give tr ue emotion s of flavor. I ntimate, refin ed, with excellent per son al ser vice, Pal az zo M an fredi is th e ideal place for th ose wh o want to feel at h ome. An d if th e h ouse is n oble so much th e b et ter. The moder n gladiator s c an k eep fit in th e suites equipped with fitn ess equipment, th en treat th emselves to t h e temptation s of a din n er with a h ard-to -forget view.

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INFO HOTEL

palazzo manfredi Roma, Italia www.palazzomanfredi.com Rooms 13 - Suites 2 Villas 0 - Restaurants 1 Spa no Children yes Chain none Affiliation R&C Activities sightseeing Score 64 Environment 80 Design 75 Service 80 Cuisine 80 Health 60 Spa 0 Rooms 75

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Marco Galli

Red Travel Italy by Ferrari

A dream trip! A Felliniesque experience of the rediscovery of the magical alchemy of power, luxury and beauty, inevitably linked by the common thread of exclusiveness.

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regory Peck and Audrey Hepburn explored Rome in the saddle of their eternal Vespa in the 1953 film Roman Holiday. Their companions on that trip were the wind and love, against the magnificent backdrop of the Eternal City. It cost nothing to dream, and Hepburn’s radiant smile demonstrated to generations of cinema-goers that Italy and engines are the perfect combination. These thrills can still be had today. A “Roman Holiday” is within everyone’s reach today, and Italy is once again a land of dreams, to be explored in the most Italian of all vehicles: a Ferrari. Imagine driving a Ferrari 458 from Lake Como to Florence, stopping overnight at the most luxurious hotel in the cradle of the Renaissance before setting off for Rome and Naples, enjoying all the masculine power of an F12 Berlinetta. This is what Red Travel Tours offers its highly select clientele: trips to Italy’s most beautiful destinations with the muse that

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inspires all the automobile-makers: the masterpiece of the art of automobile-making, from Ferrari’s workshops in Maranello. Experience your own personal Tour Director and a highly professional staff to make sure everything goes smoothly. The car will be polished every night, and you’ll find it waiting for you in front of your hotel every morning. You can stop on the way in the great shrines of Italian gastronomy - whether Michelin-starred restaurants or little-known hideaways, sample the rarest vintages in the country’s most sophisticated wineries - and go shopping in its most exclusive fashion houses. A dream trip! A Felliniesque experience of the rediscovery of the magical alchemy of power, luxury and beauty, inevitably linked by the common thread of exclusiveness.

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RED TRAVEL Art & Emotions www.red-travel.com

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ETHIOPIA

profound spirituality

An immense ethnographic museum that speaks a hundred languages, a primordial and wild environment, profound spirituality.

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The history of Ethiopia is a mix of fascinating and legendary events like the meeting between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

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thiopia is perhaps the place where the journey of man started. Here, in Afar depression and in the Omo Valley , the remains of our most remote ancestors have come to light. This fascinating reality of the “cradle of humanity� coexists with that of profound spirituality, witnessed to by the rock-hewn churches carved into the rock at Lalibela, an expression of archaic Christianity. In the heart of a great natural setting, in a land fascinating for its incredible tribal variety, the heirs of ancient civilizations coexist with ethnic groups still living in the Stone Age, giving life to an incredible mosaic of peoples very different in their physical features, their traditions and dress. The history of Ethiopia is a mix of fascinating and legendary events like the meeting between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the adventurous journey of the Ark of the Covenant, the greatness of the kingdom of Axum and the birth of Christianity, the rise of Islamism, the legendary King Lalibela.

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The Antibes Yacht Show is a yearly nautical event on the French Riviera for motor yachting professionals and enthusiasts alike. The show was created in 2007 in response to a strong demand for a spring show on the Côte d’Azur. Why in spring, you might ask? Because the yacht buying market is at its peak before the summer season starts. It’s the best moment for yacht buyers and yacht sellers to meet and do business. And that what makes the Antibes Yacht Show a key event for both exhibitors and visitors.

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In 2013, the show welcomed more than 15,000 visitors and more than 150 yachts and super-yachts were exhibited on the premises. And what premises! The show takes place in an exceptional environment, on the famous Port Vauban in Antibes, which is the biggest marina in Europe. The floor surface of the show exceeds 15,000m2, from Quai Raimbaud all the way to the International Yacht Club of Antibes, also known as “Billionaire’s Quay”. We are talking about the marina with the largest capacity for super-yachts in Europe! The sale of pre-owned yachts (brokerage) has traditionally been the core business of the Antibes Yacht Show. Committed to providing yachts with the best exposure and visibility, the show naturally attracts the biggest names of the brokerage sector, as well as private owners looking to sell their yachts. Due to the increasing number of naval shipyards requesting to participate, the organisers have decided to grant them access to the show as well. From 2014

onwards, the Antibes Yacht Show will not only welcome the brokerage houses but also companies building new boats, thus giving them the opportunity to present their latest models before the season starts. This is the big novelty at the show this year. Whether you are interested in purchasing a new-built unit or a second-hand yacht, the Antibes yacht show is a onestop shop, where you can take your time to stroll along the Vieux Port (Old Harbour) and inspect any vessel that takes your fancy, and ask the professionals all the questions you like. But the Antibes Yacht Show is not just a place for potential buyers. It also caters to visitors looking to book a charter yacht for their next holiday around the Mediterranean. Charter yachts can be booked for a week holiday or for a day event. As a charter client, you will have the opportunity to pick and visit your dream yacht, meet the captain and the crew, discuss your itinerary and arrange all the details of your trip, there and then, hassle-free. RESORTS MAGAZINE | APRIL 2014

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Apart from brokerage and charter agencies, many other trades are also present at the Antibes Yacht Show. If you are lucky enough to already be a boat owner, you will be able to meet a wide array of professionals in the flesh in Antibes. They include naval architects, interior designers, onboard electronics, engines, refit specialists, yacht financing and registration agencies, insurance companies, catering businesses and many more… all gathered in one spot, all ready to give you the advice you need to manage, take care of or maximize the enjoyment you derive from your prized possession. There is also more for those seeking expert information about the implications of being or becoming a yacht owner: they can attend free daily seminars in a dedicated area of the International Yacht Club of Antibes, right in front of the largest yachts of the show. To name a few, the International Super Yacht Society and the Professional Yachting Association hold quality seminars at the show every year, featuring highlyqualified key-note speakers. Last year, seminar topics included everything from crew management to new technology available on yachts, industry ethics, tax and environmental regulations, etc. There is obviously a lot to learn for the curious minds about the fascinating world of motor sailing. Antibes being at the heart of the European Yachting industry, the Antibes Yacht Show is also an ideal meeting point for crew members from all over the world at the beginning of the season, especially for those looking to embark. At the Crew Lounge, all crew members from officers to engineers, chefs, stewards and deckhands, will find a dedicated space where they can catch-up with colleagues and friends in a relaxed environment as well as attend a variety of workshops and career advice sessions held by recruitment professionals. Clearly a networking exercise not to be missed… Last but not least, the City of Antibes also enjoys a premium location on the Côte d’Azur, about half way between the famous cities of Nice and Cannes. Spring is the ideal time to visit that area of the world wedged between mountain and sea, as you won’t have to share it with as many other tourists as in the summer months. Why not extend your stay in the region after the Antibes Yacht Show and easily plan an Italian getaway: Antibes is only an hour drive from the renowned seaside resort of San Remo and only a few kilometers more from many other treasures of the Coast of Liguria.

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ANTIBES YACHT SHOW Antibes, France www.antibesyachtshow.com

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Weekend a Memphis From the Hotel Peabody to the home of Elvis Presley, a weekend to discover the American 20th century.

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HOTEL PEABODY Memphis www.peabodymemphis.com

HERTZ www.hertz.com

You do not go to Memphis by chance. You have to choose it as a destination. If it is not a business trip, perhaps to the headquarters of Federal Express which originated here and still has its headquarters here, you definitely have to visit the home of Elvis “The Pelvis�. His pink Cadillac is still parked out front and his plane and ready nearby. The nostalgic are served. Where to stay? Of course, at the Hotel Peabody, a piece of the history of hospitality in America. With our BMW Prestige Collection Hertz, rented with the new mobile app, we are soon off. No queuing, forms or searching. Just a signature then the city is all ours.

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Antica Corona Reale An extraordinary stage of the Italian Gourmet Festival for the 60th anniversary of Relais & Chateaux in Piedmont.

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ANTICA CORONA REALE Cervere, Italia www.anticacoronareale.com

At the Antica Corona Reale, small chest of family history strongly linked to the territory and traditional dishes, Gian Piero Vivalda, winner of two Michelin stars, welcomed Luisa Valazza, also two-starred, from the restaurant “Al Sorriso� in Soriso, to create a unique event. Composing an ode to excellence, the two philosophies of cooking have indeed interacted very well, thanks to the selection of the products, elaboration, invention, management of the kitchen and dining room. The gastronomic evening of great charm comes together, supported by a line of constant perfection and perfect wine pairings, intense and easily recognizable flavors, presented in a balanced land-and-sea menu.

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Palas Cerequio Nestled in La Morra, in the hills of Barolo.

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The striking Palas Cerequio, nestled in La Morra, in the hills of Barolo, was the setting for the presentation of the exclusive “La Court - Nice Vignaveja” 2010“. The typical Reserve della Barbera is a precise and very interesting wine embellished with a label expressly designed by Ugo Nespolo. In the view of Michele Chiarlo, this wine, in fact, joins art, hospitality and catering to enhance the territory.

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Delarom, Paris A complete SPA in your suitcase. Organic and natural cosmetics you can always have with you on the go, on board during flights to moisturize your skin and after a day of adventure or relaxation.

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All Delarom products use pure active ingredients and essential oils from plants and shrubs of the Mediterranean basin. They contain no parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicone, mineral or animal oils. Nor are they or the raw materials ever tested on animals. Nature fully demonstrates its full effectiveness for our well-being without need of anything else. A shower gel with essential oil of sweet orange after a day of exposure to wind and sun gives a great feeling of freshness and skin as smooth as satin. The mild shampoo with shea butter and vitamin PP for frequent washing cannot be missing from the beauty case nor can the peach butter cream to reinforce the barriers of protection from possible damage from the most extreme climates. It is perfect as an after-sun or intense cold treatment. Finally, do not forget to take care of your feet and legs with the Delarom cream with specific plant extracts and aromatic essences. Back at home, the whole range of anti-aging products will be available to prolong the benefits of a recent holiday and while waiting to set off again. For more information about the philosophy of the brand created in Paris in 2008 by Christine Benet and a description of each product : www.delarom.it.

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