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e might have the wanderlust syndrome, the disease of all those who cannot stay in one place. If you feel the uncontrollable desire to explore the world, see new places and to learn about new cultures, you may be suffering from this syndrome - also known as the traveler’s disease. The term wanderlust is of German origin and means “desire to wander”. More than an illness, it is a fixation. Wanderlust victims recognize themselves on the fly ... they cannot stay at home. The first symptom is the need to travel, to get to know places and new people, to have unusual experiences. Secondly, the maniacal obsession with flight prices, the constant desire for adventure. For these reasons many do not consider wanderlust a pathology, but a real passion, a hobby suitable for all dreamers and those who think that life, to be defined such, should be curious and original. So, we are sick from travel, but in a good way. Moreover, National Geographic has financed a study that has found that “wanderlusters” are more likely to face risks, try new foods, and to have new relationships and more sexual adventures.

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Ristorante Il Palagio, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Italia

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Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa Roma, Italia

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Tenuta di Artimino Artimino, Italia


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Ristorante Le Isole, Villa e Palazzo Aminta Stresa, Italia

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Hotel Bella Tola & St-Luc Valais, Switzerland

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Westin Excelsior Roma, Italia

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The Residence Tunis Tunis, Tunisia

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efurbished with talent, the remarkable historic Venetian building with architectural forms dating back to the 16th century is today the surprising Hotel Heureka. The successful synthesis between heritage and contemporary design comes from the different environments that, carefully remodeled, are now embellished by the subtle play of hues and furnishings of great elegance. A different touch pervades each of the rooms and suites. All are, in fact, organized around a never predictable décor that gives rise to intense spaces characterized by a strong identity. The tones are warm. The materials recherché. The combinations intriguing. Luxury and comfort are therefore carefully combined. The rooms and suites, intimate and extraordinarily welcoming, are precious art galleries. The perfect harmony of the Hotel spaces blends exquisitely with the quiet of the Madonna dell’Orto canal, which the Heureka overlooks, and the tranquility of Cannaregio to give life to rare atmospheres. Moments of relaxation in a sophisticated and informal environment live in the bar. A hidden treasure is revealed to the guests’ gazes when they reach the shelter consisting of the internal garden that turns out to be an oasis of serenity. Inserted in the quietness of an unusual Venice, Hotel Heureka evokes a high artistic culture but puts it in perfect sync with the spirit of hospitality today.

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Interview with executive Chef Vito Mollica

f you were not a chef, what would you like to do?

I was lucky enough to be a Chef, which is actually a real passion. When I come to the Hotel every day, it does not seem like work to me. I would have done this a thousand times. How did your passion for cooking come about? I am originally from Avigliano, in the province of Potenza. My father was a farmer, and I spent my childhood on a farm in Basilicata where women cooked all day. I discovered the passion for cooking at a very young age, thanks to the specialties prepared by my mother in my hometown, since I was often close to her and to the stove. Who were your teachers? Surely Sergio Mei, with whom I worked at the Four Seasons in Milan in 1996. Who tries the new recipes for you? The new recipes are now created with my collaborators. Often they simply bring ideas, and we taste them together, trying to find the best ones for our customers and those that best coincide with the philosophy of the restaurant. How do you choose the name for your dishes? I always prefer simplicity, giving space to the producers from whom we obtain our raw materials. Is there a dish that has made you famous?

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One of my first courses, the “cavatelli cacio e pepe with red prawns and calamari”, was awarded as “dish of the year” by the new Italian Espresso Guide 2013 and is still a favorite of my customers. The pigeon, with the traditional bladder preparation, is also definitely well known. What are the indispensable ingredients in your cuisine? It seems a foregone answer, but it is not. Water, and air, without which nothing could be cooked. Joking aside, however, extra virgin olive oil is the basis of my cuisine and then I love to follow the seasonality of the products used. Is there an ingredient that you hates? As a child, vegetables, today perhaps none. What are the most daring combinations that you have experimented with? None. “The value of each dish is in the quality of its ingredients. If they are prepared carefully, we can taste it in their flavor. The more simply ingredients are prepared the more flavor they release. How would you define your cuisine? I would call it traditional modern cuisine. My Lucanian origins and my professional path greatly influence my dishes. I put into practice a cuisine that has the basis of the classic French style combined with a regional Italian homestyle expression. How important is tradition and how much is experimentation? Avant-garde cuisine, just the same, has its roots in the traditional, the cooking of mothers and grandmothers. What has changed is the way of cooking, the flavors and the ingredients have been softened and balanced, in line with modern tastes and techniques, but they share a common base. I also think that over the years there has been a return to “home cooking” and the beauty of conviviality. What are the dishes that customers are most fond of? In addition to cavatelli and pigeon, we have dishes such as Francesica, our redone boiled meat, Linguine butter, garlic and chilli with raw scampi, Laura Peri’s Chicken, Chateaubriand, and, last but not least, Domenico Clemente’s sweets, which by themselves are worth the trip to the Palagio. What does a great chef eat? I love pasta, even though I attentively try to limit it. I’ve been eating a variety of foods for several years now, and I pay more attention to eating well instead of just trying to get full. What has changed in your way of cooking in these years? Over the years I have entrusted more and more responsibility to my collaborators, who continuously surprise not only me but also our guests every day. Like me, they follow the founding philosophy of the cuisine of the Palagio, not just the general rules. It is thanks to this that they have my full trust. In structures like ours, it is impossible to make the restaurant a destination by oneself. Now my name is synonymous with a group of people. 30

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Pauline Borghese Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa

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o cated in t he el eg ant Par ioli distr ic t, Parco d e i Pr i n c i p i i s t he first Ur b an R eso r t o f th e Capital, a special p la ce wh e re yo u can t ake yo u r mind o ff your ever yday tasks in an at m os p h e re o f p u re wel l -b eing. Wit h its en ch antin g view of t h e Vi l l a B o rg hese p ar k and it s p r ivil eged position in th e exc lu s i ve Pa r i o l i dist r ic t, t he Parco dei Pr in cipi Gran d Hotel & S p a i s tod ay o ne o f t he mo st p rest igious an d sought af ter ad d re s s e s for a ho l iday in t he cap it al. Th e e l e ga nt and wel co ming Pau l ine B orgh ese R estaurant ove r look s a del ig ht fu l I t al ian g arden an d takes its n ame f rom t h e f a m o u s Canova st at u e exhibited in th e n ear by G a l l e r i a B orghese. The cuisine co mb ines c reativit y with th e M e d i te r ra n e a n t radit io n revisited in a contemporar y key, f avor i n g g e n u ine fl avo rs. I n t h i s e n c h ant ing scenar io, a jo ur ney of taste begin s th at wi n d s t h rou g h t he p ro p o sal s st u died by th e E xecutive Ch ef G i a n f ra n co Ca lido nna. The g uest can indeed en j oy dish es th at are i nte re s t i n g fo r techniqu e, co mb inat ion s an d con sisten c y. I n f a c t, t h e Ch e f mo l ds a menu t hat, creative in a cor rec t way, i s a b le to b r i n g o u t a b al anced and co he rent fin al result th at of fe r s t h e p a l ate great sat isfac t io n.

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Tenuta di Artimino Carmignano

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riginally an Etruscan settlement, then a medieval village and later a favorite hunting lodge for the Medici, since 1989 the estate has been the property of the Olmo family. In fact, it was Giuseppe Olmo, the well-known cyclist of the 1930s, who bought it to turn it into a high-end resort: the Paggeria Medicea. In the charming medieval village of Artimino, which still preser ves its ancient walls and the tower, there are about 60 apartments, the Spa and the Wine Shop. A widespread hospitality that goes beyond the simple concept of hospitality. Going through the narrow streets of the old village or visiting the Villa Medicea La Ferdinanda (protected by UNESCO) are just some of the activities that guests can dedicate themselves to. The gourmet restaurant Biagio Pignatta cucina e vino offers unique dishes made with seasonal kilometer-0 products as the

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main ingredients. The menu was designed by Executive Chef Michela Bottasso. Among the appetizers we tried the Poached egg on fondue of red Pienza “pecorino” cheese and black truffle from San Miniato. Not bad also the Fassona beef tartare with balsamic vinegar gelèe, horseradish cream, sage mayonnaise and romesco sauce made with high-quality meat and well presented. Among the traditional dishes we find the Traditional Carmignano dr y soup (bread and vegetables), a reinterpretation of the classic with excellent vegetables that are almost gratinated. The most innovative is the Calamarata with “morellini” artichokes, shrimps and ginger on grilled red pepper soup, which stood out for its per fect cooking. The Duck breast, endive and radish salad with orange reduction, chosen as the main course, stands out for its great balance and the cooking of the well-browned meat. To conclude, a good Biagio’s Tiramisu, served in a large glass. The estate has 80 hectares of vineyards, among the labels produced, in continuous refinement. Of certain interest are the Carmignano Poggilarca 2015 Rosso DOCG and an excellent Carmignano Grumarello Riserva 2012 Rosso DOCG, with a tasting score of around 88 points. The oil produced on the farm must not be neglected. Its very balanced acidity is outstanding. During your stay you cannot miss a stop at the Erato Wellness Luxur y Spa which, in 600 square meters, offers exclusive treatments of wine therapy, known for their beneficial action on microcirculation and improvement of the elasticity and hydration of the skin. 36

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Pie d m onte s e peasant t radit io n. Few are th e contamin ation s, wi t h gre ate r focu s, instead, o n simp l e and easily recogn iz able f l avor s. We t r i e d t h e “Car p accio o f smo ked l a ke lavaret fish an d o ra n g e s or b e t ” and t he “Lake -fish tempura, egg-n og with ap p le vi n e ga r a nd t ar rag o n “. The so mmelier ’s matc h in g for us wa s a won d e r fu l l y el eg ant yet no t ver y well-k n own E r baluce La R i u s t ì a 2017. Nex t, t he “R iso t to w it h cacio ch eese, blac k pe p p e r a n d c andied cedar “, w hil e fo r t h e main cour se th e “ Pi k e p e rc h f i s h w it h Cannero’s cit rus “. Th e g u i d e roo m st aff assist u s in t he t astin g th at becomes an i ti n e ra r y of f lavo rs and g u st ato r y exp er ien ces. We con c lude th e d i n n e r wi t h “G o l d and cho co l ate“, a gen erously-sized c h ocol ate s p h ere sur mo unted by a g o l d leaf in side a c aramel s c u l p t u re of great visual imp ac t (ab ove). B y t h e a r r i val o f co ffee, we were sat isf ied an d grateful for havi n g h a d t he o p p o r t unit y to review an d “recogn ize” th e f l avor s of t h e l ake. 40

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Grand Hôtel Bella Tola

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co ncep t ual lexicon c lear ly d e f i n e d by t h e p resence o f t he signs o f great alpin e h ospitalit y c h a ra c te r i ze s the Grand H ô tel B el l a To l a in St-Luc. Gratified by a n exce l l e nt l o cat io n over l o o k ing t he Val d ’An n ivier s in th e Swi s s c a nto n o f Val ais, t he architec tural envelope th at, i n i t s f i r s t n u cl eus, dates b ack to 1859, contain s, in fac t, a ve r y s we e t p la ce t hat enhances t he al p ine settin gs. Th is c h est o f h i s tor i c a l Swiss ho sp it al it y is enhance d by th e c are of th e own e r s, An n e -Franço ise and C l aude Buc h s-Favre, wh o guard i t wi t h ou t n e g l ec t ing to keep it in step with th e n eeds of th e ti m e s - li k e t h e mo st exp ensive t hing s. Th e re a re many su r p r ises designed to mak e your stay en j oya b le, s t a r t ing fro m t he r ichness an d c are of th e flavor s p rop os e d by b o t h t he R est aurant-Véra n da < < Ch ez Ida> > an d < < Le Tz a mb ro n>>. A war m co r ner, th e latter, entirely d e d i c ate d to e nhancing t he Val aisan cuisin e.

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I nt r i gu i n g i s t he Sp a: L’eau des Cimes, an alpin e sh elter th at d i s t i ls t i m e, t ransfo r ming it into a co mplete sy mph ony of we l l - b e i n g. From t h e c a reful do sag e o f t hese ingredients comes an or i gi n a l ex p e r ience t hat, exal ted by t he ar t de bien recevoir, m a k e s t h e d ays sp ent in St-Luc u nfo rgettable. Th e Gran d H ôte l B e ll a Tol a is a p l ace o f ho sp it al it y design ed for th ose wh o, i n t h e Va l d ’Anniviers, l ove to l ive t heir quiet h ar mony. 44

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GRAND HOTEL BELLA TOLA Saint-Luc, Switzerland www.bellatola.ch Rooms & Suites 30 Villas 0 - Restaurants 2 Spa yes Children yes Chain none Affiliation Swiss Historic Hotel Activities mountain activities Score 84 Environment 90 Design 86 Service 83 Cuisine 85 Health 77 Spa 85 Rooms 85

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New York Palace The Dedica Anthology

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uilt in 1894 as headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company, the New York Palace is now an elegant city hotel in the heart of Budapest. The glories of the imperial age can be seen in every corner of the building, from the Italian Renaissance style façade, with Art Nouveau and Baroque elements, to the opulent interiors. An architectural jewel that fits per fectly into the urban context of the Hungarian capital and contributes to its reputation as the “Pearl of the Danube”. Once through the entrance we find ourselves in the imposing courtyard, around which the entire building developes. A masterpiece of lines and geometries, where the symbols of different eras and styles come together in a refined balance between ancient prestige and the most sophisticated contemporar y design. The glass cover floods the wide spaces with natural light and makes them warm and intimate. Carrara marble, Murano chandeliers and precious woods are the leitmotif of the elegant restyling of the 185 rooms, suites and spaces available to guests. The furnishing elements are never invasive and their sophisticated elegance give harmony to the spaces.

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The New York Café is a jewel that takes us into the magical atmosphere of the Belle Époque. Defined as “ The best café in the world” it was the beating heart of Hungarian intellectual life and meeting point for poets and writers who, under the vaults with neoclassical frescoes, baroque decorations, stuccos and sumptuous chandeliers, met to discuss art and literature, so much so that it is said that besides coffee they also ser ved ink and paper. The 16 statues of diabolical fauns at the entrance of the café are particularly impressive and are an archaic symbol of meditation, inspiration and knowledge. Dining at the Salon Fine Dining is a multi-sensor y experience that allows us to taste traditional dishes, while a passionate sommelier accompanies us in tasting fine Hungarian wines, a real discover y. A treatment at the SPA, that used to be the old cellar of the building, with its contemporary design spaces, and a break at the Nyugat Bar, to enjoy a cocktail and end the evening in an intimate and private corner, are a must-do experience. The “last word of the journalist” cocktail is an excellent choice for those who, like us, travel to talk about beauty. 48

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NEW YORK PALACE Budapest, Hungary www.dahotels.com Rooms & Suites 185 Villas 0 - Restaurants 3 Spa yes Children yes Chain The Dedica Anthology Affiliation Autograph Collection Activities sightseeing Score 76 Environment 60 Design 92 Service 81 Cuisine 84 Health 64 Spa 66 Rooms 88

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CITY RESORT | LUANG PRABANG

Avani+

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refinement that springs from the exceptional setting in the heart of the charming little Unesco town, from a rigorous vision of hospitality and from a passionate quest for beauty. Avani+ Luang Prabang, a boutique hotel in a green oasis of serenity, was a French military quarters when Laos was a colony of French Indochina in the 1800s. The low-slung buildings around the large swimming pool, with a 120-yearold banyan tree, have 49 rooms with balconies and patios, and four suites with private gardens. The pale woods, elegant touches that hark back to the age-old traditions of the Kingdom of the Million elephants like the fabrics and hand-embroidered wall hangings, and the open-plan spaces with sleek lines and furnishings, all blend to perfection. In the Main Street Bar & Grill the menu is crammed with local and international delights, from tasty pizzas and locally-produced buffalo mozzarella to the famous Luang Prabang sausages, meat and fish curries, spicy soups and Mekong weed crackers. The treatments in the spa are based on Laotian traditions, and the little pavilion in the garden has a yoga area and a gym. In the evenings the main street beside this delightful urban resort, becomes the colourful Night Market. By day it invites visitors to stroll along its length to admire the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 30 Buddhist temples, the Royal Palace - which is now the national museum - and the old wooden houses which are the precious legacy of days long gone. Every morning just before dawn the Avani+ guests and local citizens wait in silence for the monks who pass by, barefoot and in silence, to receive the alms offered to them: an age-old ritual that in Luang Prabang becomes a moment tinged with deep significance.

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AVANI+ Luang Prabang, Laos www.avanihotels.com Rooms & Suites 53 Villas 0 - Restaurants 1 Spa yes Children yes Chain Avani Hotels Affiliation none Activities sightseeing, excursions Score 83 Environment 91 Design 87 Service 84 Cuisine 88 Health 67 Spa 84 Rooms 83

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ISLE RESORT | VENEZIA

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n intimate private paradise in the stillness of the Venetian Lagoon, a favourite holiday home for over forty years for Gernot Langes-Swarovski and now home to René Deutsch, the son of his second wife. A mere twenty minutes from St. Mark’s Square, but light years away from the humming city waterways, the thirty-hectare island with olives groves, fruit orchards and vineyards is discreetly hidden behind frondy tamarisk and olive trees. The eye is drawn by the handsome dusky pink villa, an avenue of majestic cypresses, a little redbrick church and, beyond the swimming pool and the gardens with indigenous and exotic shrubs and trees where pheasant and peacock roam, the sparkling, surreal and seductive lagoon. In this Arcadia René and his wife Sandra, with dedicated passion and respect for the island’s history and for the ecosystem, refurbished Villa Ammiana, a former convent and now a luxur y hideaway. Pale white and beige the leitmotif, with elegant Tibetan and Venetian touches, in the nine guestrooms that can take up to sixteen guests who have the exclusive use of the island for bespoke leisure time.

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In the kitchen Chef Ivan Garlassi uses only the highest quality and freshest seasonal produce from the gardens, and early in the morning local fishermen deliver their catch of bream, soft-shell crabs, shrimps and other lagoon fish. Garlassi works his magic both in the kitchen and at the open fire in the huge fireplace on the patio, and his creations are accompanied by Santa Cristinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excellent white and red wines and the only olive oil produced on the lagoon. For guests with a yen to explore, a boat or a gondola takes them to nearby islands where treasures glow in ancient monasteries and churches. Hunting for local fowl, bird-watching and fishing will delight aficionados of the outdoors life, for art lovers there are visits to private Venetian palaces and museums, and to delight in celebrity Michelin tables a helicopter will spirit guests away from Santa Cristina across the lagoon into the stunning Dolomite mountains. 54

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ISOLA SANTA CRISTINA Venezia, Italia www.veniceprivateisland.com Rooms & Suites 9 Villas 0 Restaurants 0 (chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen) Spa no Children yes Chain none Affiliation none Activities sightseeing

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HISTORIC HOTEL | ROMA

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he o p u l ent façade o f t he prestigious h otel i n a u gu rate d over a cent u r y ag o wel comes us in all its m a gn i f i ce n ce. At dusk , w hen t he ar t istic lightin g paints t h e f a ç a d e wi th rap id b rushst ro kes, t he magic of th e place m a n i fe s t s i t s e l f in al l it s grandeur. M a gn i f i ce n ce and t radit io n dist ing uish th is h istor ic h otel on t h e ce le b rate d Via Veneto. The sal o ns fo llow eac h oth er an d, eve n i f t h e p a ssag e o f t ime is g l imp sed h ere an d th ere, th e c h a r m re m a i n s int ac t. B e fore c li m bing to t he l eg endar y Vil l a la Cupola, th e large su i te c h a ra c te r ized by t he unmist ak ab l e small cor n er dome, we s top of f at t he OR V M b ar. H ead Bar man Luca Di Fran c ia we l com e s u s w it h t he cardinal ’s co cktail. A c lassic with h i s tor y - le t ’s i gno re t he al co ho l p assio ns of th e c ardin al, wh o wou ld a l s o h ave name and su r name. Wh at is str ik in g is th e sce n ogra p h i c prep arat io n aimed at mixing Gin , dr y Ver mouth a n d B i t te r Ca mp ar i and to give t he p rep a ration th e aromas of l e m on a n d s m oked sp ices t hat charac ter ize it.

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WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME Roma, Italia www.marriott.com Rooms & Suites 316 Villas 0 - Restaurants 1 Spa no Children yes Chain Marriott, Westin Affiliation none Activities sightseeing Score 82 Environment 85 Design 83 Service 80 Cuisine 80 Health 82 Spa 0 Rooms 84

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SPA RESORT | TUNIS

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al m. S eren it y. I ntimac y. Key word s t h at q u a l ify The R esidence Tunis, l o cated on th e Tun isian coa s t of Ca r t h a g e in La M arsa. The M o o r ish arc h itec tural lin es i m m e d i ate l y exer t a st ro ng ap p eal fo r t he guest in searc h of re la x at i on a n d exo t icism. From the majestic and luminous lobby, we have the impression th at t h e m a r r i ag e b et ween t he cl assic Andalusian Arabic for ms an d t h e i r conte mp o rar y rereading is har m on iously successful. Pl ays of li g ht and p ersp ec t ives g u ide u s towards th e spac ious room s ove r l ook ing t he M editer ranean.

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Th e d i n i n g exp er ience t hat can b e en j oyed at th e resor t i s d e f i n i te ly comp l ete. Sub t l e and at tentive to loc al flavor s, au t h e nt i c a ll y p ro p o sed co mb ining t radit ion an d moder n it y, is wh at we ex p e r ience at t he Tunisian rest aurant E l Dar. Based on th e c l a s s i c s of M editer ranean cuisine, instead, it is th e men u we d i s cove r at Ol ivier. Final l y, Asian cu isin e h as its place of c h oi ce i n t h e L i Bai. 60

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An e n c lave d edicated to wel l ness is th e S pa & Th alasso. Th e m od u l at i o n o f sp aces hel p s to t ran slate th e desire for re l a x at i on i nto real it y. The reg enerat io n of th e body an d th e m i n d, i n s te a d, is p rovided fo r w it h t he c are of th e exper t th e ra p i s t s on w ho m we can rel y. Th e i n d oor a nd o u tdo o r p o o l s and a d iscreet walk to th e be a c h com p l e m ent t he reso r t o ffer ing w hic h is completed by th e g olf cou r s e: a magnificent eig hteen -h oler design ed by R o b e r t Tre nt J ones II. I n a f ra m e o f co mfo r t enr iched by p e r for man ce an d h aut de g a m m e s e r vices, The R esidence Tu nis offer s a refin ed an d com p le te re la xat io n exp er ience. 62

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THE RESIDENCE TUNIS La Marsa, Tunisia www.cenizaro.com Rooms & Suites 161 Villas 0 - Restaurants 3 Spa yes Children yes Chain Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts Affiliation none Activities sightseeing, spa Score 85 Environment 87 Design 86 Service 81 Cuisine 85 Health 86 Spa 90 Rooms 83

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TOP LODGE | NAMIBIA

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n Na m i bia, t he Omaanda o f Zannier Hotels offer s a s u cce s s f u l e n co u nter b et ween nat u re an d arch itec ture d e s i gn e d i n f ul l resp ec t o f t he su r ro u nd in g bush lan dscape. Th e d e s i gn e r s d id no t hesit ate to shap e t he lodge h uts look in g at t h e s i m p l e shap es o f t he ovamb o co nstr uc tion s. Th e sk illful u s e of t ra d i t i onal mater ial s, w it h t he ab un dant use of wood, th u s a i d s i n t he shap ing o f a chest o f subtle an d discrete l ux u r y t h at s p r ing s fro m minimal ist l ines an d a décor th at is at te nt i ve to Namib ian su g g est io ns. The Lodge is in th e h ear t of t h e i m m e n s e Zannier R eser ve by N / a’an k u sê, th e reser ve c re ate d by Z a nnier H o tel s w it h t he N / a ‘an k u sê Foun dation to con s e r ve a nd reg ul ate fl o ra and fau na.

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O n e l i ve s s u s p ended days in t he Omaan da. We are far from th e f re n z y of t he wo r l d, enjoying a t imeless an d en dless l a n d s c a p e. Th e wel l ness exp er ience p ro posed by th e S pa fits pe r fe c t ly I n t h is secl uded sp ace. I t to o is c h arac ter ized by a m a n i c u re d s e t ting devo ted to t he Namibian st y le. Th e men u draws i n s p i rat io n fro m l o cal t radit io ns with out n eglec tin g i nte r n at i on a l m u st-haves. I n t he cent ral core of th e complex is, i n s te a d, t h e Am b o D el ig ht s R est au rant wh ic h , in an in for mal s e t t i n g op e n i n g o nto t he b u sh w hich ex ten ds to th e h or izon , o f fe r s a c u i s i n e w it h a M editer ranean impr int.

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Th e re a re m a ny p l easures o ffered by a l o d ge with an auth entic dim e n s i on li k e t hat o f Omaanda. One o f th e most inten se c an b e e n j oye d wi t h a g ame dr ive t hat st ar t s in th e late af ter n oon . Th e ex p e r t g u ide, w it h t he assist ance o f a bush man , leads us i n t h e d i s cove r y o f t he Zannier R eser ve followin g th e trac ks o f a n i m a l s u ntil t he unmist ak ab l e fo r m of an eleph ant or a r h i n oce ros i s s een. A t heo r y o f unsp eak able emotion s sealed by a n a p e r i t i f at sunset. M eanw hil e, al l a roun d us reign s on ly th e a b s olu te s il ence o f immensit y. 68

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OMAANDA Windhoek, Namibia www.zannierhotels.com Rooms & Suites 10 Villas 0 - Restaurants 1 Spa yes Children yes Chain Zannier Hotels Affiliation none Activities game drives, excursions Score 85 Environment 90 Design 91 Service 80 Cuisine 80 Health 72 Spa 89 Rooms 93

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MYANMAR A troubled country rich in history but now looking to the future. Land of traditions, faith and art. The newfound stability and openness towards the outside today favors the arrival of visitors from all over the world. And the quality of hospitality continues to improve.


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Yangon Excelsior Yangon

he Yangon Excelsior, a boutique hotel with 74 rooms and suites, is a downtown colonial building – formerly the 1900 headquarters of the English Steele Brothers trading company –close to the majestic Town Hall and magnificent Sule Pagoda. A heritage gem where the architects, with refinement and style, have showcased many appealing historical features like old filing cabinets, ledgers and antique typewriters. The Art Deco lobby has striking black and white flooring and a mobile of fluttering paper, a reminder of the Steele Brothers’ paper files, hangs from the ceiling. In the News Room restaurant, the atmosphere is that of a Parisian bistro and, from the early hours the fragrant aroma of croissants and cappuccinos attracts a steady stream of aficionados, while the all-day menu has Asian and international delicacies on it. With a magnificent wine list and lively Wine Buffet evenings with jazz, tapas and

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free-flow wines, this is Yangonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest chic rendezvous, while in the fine dining Steel Brothers Wine & Grill, the refined haute cuisine menu features luscious dishes as well as grilled meats and seafood from the Josper Grill. The rooms have parquet floors and bespoke carpets which, like the curtains and sofas, are peacock blue: the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leitmotif jewel colour that is introduced by the haughty stuffed peacock in the lobby. In the dazzling bathrooms the white tiles with black spots and the shared window with the bedroom are sassy touches. The suites on the Executive Floor are ultra spacious and The Loft, which has a living area on the mezzanine, has a bathtub beside the king-size bed that will appeal to younger guests who dig groovy. 78

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Santum Inle Resort Inle Lake

he Sanctum Inle Resort, nestled in the rolling Shan mountains, is on the shores of Inle Lake with its traditional villages on stilts, floating vegetable gardens, golden temples and colourful itinerant markets. Styled like a medieval monastery with overtones of a Mediterranean villa, the Resort has handsome cloisters, porticoes and gardens that slope down to the lake, which is one of the largest in Myanmar: a serene and secluded retreat in which to relax in lush surroundings, at the spa or around the pool with its lake views. On the three levels of the main building and in the villas in the gardens, the 94 rooms and suites are spacious and bright with furnishings in precious teak wood. The villas with the 10 Provost Junior Suites are more intimate, as they are scattered around the grounds under tall trees, while the two Abbey Suites are on two levels one with a comfortable living area - and have lake views and the Signature Suites has two master bedrooms. The Refectory restaurant serves local and international favourites, from fish and meat curries to the delicious tomatoes grown on the

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floating islands, to the famous Shan noodles served with a rich meat sauce and tofu cheesecake with mango coulis and sesame nougat. The spa menu has a selection of local treatments and massages and many of the products used are made from herbs, like tamarind and lemongrass, grown in the Resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gardens. Guests can hop on bicycles to enjoy the surrounding countryside, take cooking classes, spend time horse riding and visit a nearby winery to discover the excellent white, red and rosĂŠ wines made from grapes that grow on the Shan hills.

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INFO HOTEL SANCTUM INLE RESORT Inle Lake, Myanmar http://sanctum-inle-resort.com Rooms & Suites 93 Villas 0 - Restaurants 1 Spa yes Children yes Chain none Affiliation none Activities sightseeing Score 83 Environment 90 Design 84 Service 83 Cuisine 87 Health 72 Spa 83 Rooms 83

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CYPRUS There are many reasons to go to Cyprus in the spring. In fact, on the third largest island of the Mediterranean, the climate is always mild and there is no typical summer tourism crowd.


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Elysium Paphos

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o u can see t races o f Greek , R oman , B y z antin e, O t tom a n , Ve n et ian histo r y ever y w here, a n d th e my th c laims th at t h e g od d e ss Venus was b o r n fro m t his sea. Th e d i s t i n c t i ve feat u res o f t he isl and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s n ature an d h istor y are re f le c te d i n t h e imp o sing st ruc t ure o f t he E lysium R esor t an d Sp a i n Pa p h os. The o utdo o r areas, w it h war m sh ades of san d, f i t p e r fe c t l y i nto t he sur ro unding l andscape an d in cor porate th e t yp i c a l a rchitec t u ral el ement s o f t h e por t cit y, Un esco he r i t a g e. The resort, located in the archaeological heart of the city, embraces a small bay with a private beach and is a per fect retreat for the wellbeing of the guests. Among terraced gardens full of flowers and fragrant herbs, which support the natural conformation of the landscape, there are relaxation areas and swimming pools capable of satisfying ever y need, from family trips to the exclusivity of the VIP area, with a private pool.

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SEASIDE RESORT | PAPHOS

Th e a rc h i te c t u ral ecl ec t icism al so charac ter izes th e inter ior s, i n a s u cce s s f u l co mb inat io n b et ween ancient an d moder n th at c a n b e b re at h e d in ever y ro o m. The l arg e common areas h elp to m a k e t h e El ysiu m t he p er fec t set t ing for a busin ess meetin g o r a n e l e ga nt exo t ic wedding. Th e E lys i u m o ffers a var ied rang e o f d in in g option s, from b re a k f a s t - wh ere a r ich veg an area and a cor n er of Cy pr iot s p e c i a l t i e s s t a nd o u t - to t he var io us rest aurants located in th e s t r u c t u re. At t h e M editer ranean rest au rant, th e t y pic al flavor s are t h os e of t h e l o cal cu isine w it h Greek contamin ation s in a l o c at i on c l os e to t he sea. At t he Bacco R estaurant you c an taste a p l ate of t a gl io l ini w it h l o b ster al dente, as promised by th e word s “re a l Tu s can cusine”. D o no t miss t h e O ’S h in restaurant, wh e re t ra d i t i onal Pan-Asian dishes give us a un ique sen sor y ex p e r i e n ce, which cu l minates w it h t he spec tac ular “sur pr ise” c h ocol ate d e s s er t. 92

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A h ol i s t i c vi s io n o f wel l -b eing is al so re flec ted in th e Opium Sp a , wi t h i t s ex tensive menu o f t reat ment s an d th e impeccable cou r te s y a n d p ro fessio nal ism o f t he st aff. A h ot ston e massage m a k e s i t p os s ib l e to reg ain t he har mo ny of body, min d an d s p i r i t. To com p l e te t he exp er ience, a b ike r ide in th e n ear by arc h a e ol ogi c a l p ar k is ir remissib l e, as l on g as you keep in m i n d t h at i n Cyp rus yo u dr ive o n t he l ef t an d th at you retur n i n t i m e for a dr ink in fro nt o f t he su nse t, all before say in g g o od bye to t h is co r ner o f M editer ranean to be discovered.

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ELYSIUM Paphos, Cyprus www.elysium-hotel.com Rooms & Suites 210 Villas 0 - Restaurants 5 Spa yes Children yes Chain Stademos Hotels Affiliation none Activities sea activities, excursions Score 77 Environment 82 Design 84 Service 69 Cuisine 79 Health 73 Spa 78 Rooms 72

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To Ciprus with

Prestige Holidays Prestige Holidays is an independent tour operator celebrating 30 years in the luxury travel market. It is a privately owned, founded and run by Chairman and Managing Director, John Dixon and David Nash, Deputy Managing Director. John likes the hands-on approach and, as a company, Prestige prides itself on going the extra mile for its customers. Prestige’s holidays appeal to discerning travelers seeking quality breaks that offer value for money. The company is known for its quality holidays, excellent personal service and strong attention to detail. Every one of Prestige’s breaks can be tailor-made to suit every client’s personal tastes and requirements. Trips range from one or two days in length to three weeks or more. Escorted tours, multi-center and cruise trips are also available. The company features more than 25 destinations from lesser known gems to the more familiar resorts and prides itself on knowing every destination intimately, including each and every one of the hotels that feature within its extensive three, four and five-star portfolio. From rural chic hideaways and adults-only boutique hotels to spa-focused luxury and All-Inclusive family resorts, Prestige has handpicked each property. Prestige offers flights from every UK airport including scheduled, low cost and charter flights. Prestige Holidays is a fully bonded company. This means that its clients’ money is protected. It holds an Air Travel Organizers License granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 2509). Prestige Holidays is also a proud member of ABTA and of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). Prestige Holidays offer the best hotels in the best resorts on the island of Cyprus in Paphos and Limassol and the quieter resorts of Pissouri and Latchi. From a four-star hotel in Paphos, a family friendly five-star All-Inclusive resort, an adults only All-Suite hotel, to five-star hotels directly on a beach, we have something to suit every taste. Providing one of the friendliest welcomes on Earth, the Cypriots are rightly proud of their beautiful island. As the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love, the landscape, people, history and culture have a lot to live up to – with admirable success. Combining the cool serenity of the Troodos Mountains, delectable local cuisine, the warmth of the traditional tavernas and the endless summer ambience of the vibrant coastal towns, holidays in Cyprus have something for everyone to enjoy. www.prestigeholidays.co.uk

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o more bank files or documents to fill out with the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards service. As a member you will no longer have to go to the rental desk because your name and your car number will appear in the Gold Display in over 50 of the world’s major airports. Just show your driver’s license and collect the keys at the designated Gold counters in more than 4,000 agencies worldwide. You can choose the car you like best with Hertz Gold Choice® and return it faster with Instant Return. In addition, you can receive updates on the vehicle or choose a higher category car directly on your mobile phone with Carfirmation ™ Other great-value benefits include no extra charge to have your spouse or your civil partner share the driving with you after your first rental; a 25% discount on child seats; regular updates about our Member Offers sent by email when you opt in; the Hertz Connect handset to use anywhere as a mobile 4G hotspot - and it’s free with bookings over £250; a 5% discount on the Gold rental. Moreover, in many stations it is now possible to rent the new convertibles Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro SS and Dodge Challenger recently introduced into the fleet. www.hertz.com

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Mobile 2 & Pocket

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Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

he success of the show staged by Marco Balich with music by Sting continues. This event is presented in collaboration with the Vatican Museums. It is a multisensory, immersive and engaging spectacle, which combines music, acting and projection, creating a unique in-depth experience. The show features the torments of Michelangelo, and the whims of the educated and moody Julius II are revealed with skillful synthesis and excellent acting. If you are interested in reviewing one of the artistic creations that made the Italian Renaissance great, it is a must. www.giudiziouniversale.com

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he Cambiocavallo Lounge & Restaurant, housed inside the Hotel Castello di Asti, is a modern and carefully furnished venue. The menu of chef Pier Mario Monzeglio, Piedmontese by birth and training, does not betray expectations. The classics of the territory, from the vitello tonnato to the great experience of boiled meat, are, in fact, based on traditional foundations and thus per fectly enhance the quality and the seasonality of the excellent products of the territor y. Impeccable are the chef â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creations which, although strongly oriented to the flavors of the land of the Monferrato, are not without those of the sea as well. The symphony of Cambiocavalloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taste is then reinforced by an appropriate wine list and excellent dining room service. w w w. h ote l c a stel l o ast i. co m

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La Colomba di Iginio Massari

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p ar t from th e legen ds th at s u gg e s t t hat t his t radit io nal sweet dates bac k to th e Lo m b a rd s or i s even l inked to t he miracl es of S an Colomban o, ce r t a i n l y t h e Easter Co l o mb a Lo mb arda was bor n at M otta, th a n k s to t h e br il l iant idea o f it s direc to r of adver tisin g, Din o Vill a n i , wh o i nvented t he way to use t he same mach in es an d th e s a m e d ou gh o f t he p anet to ne fo r a ne w produc t. I t was th e Th i r t i e s a n d t h e Co l o mb a was st il l a desser t for on ly a few. O n l y wi t h t h e p o st-Wo r l d War II b o om an d th e r ise of con s u m e r i s m did t he t radit io n sp read, and with it th e imitator s. Tod ay, f i n d i n g a g o o d ar t isan co l o mb a is relatively easy. Wh at i s d i f f i c u lt i s to find a t rul y excel l ent o ne. Th i s p a s t r y has a nat ural l eavening with some later â&#x20AC;&#x153;a d j u s t m e nt sâ&#x20AC;?. I t is different fro m t he Pan etton e because o f t h e a b s e n ce o f raisins. This means t h at on ly th e can died o ra n g e ze s t re m ains. On t he sur face, to in c rease th e goodn ess o f t h i s p a s t r y, there is so me royal icing with an almon d paste. 112

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Exce l l e n ce today is o ffered by t he produc tion of Igin io M a s s a r i . Now a l eg end o f I t al ian co nfec t io n er y, a T V per son alit y, wi n n e r of n u m ero us awards, M assar i, w it h obsessive attention , pre s e r ve s t h e secret s o f qu al it y. The qualit y of h is Colomba i s n ot b or n f rom myster io u s ingredient s but rath er from h is de d i c at i on to a never fo rg o t ten craf t smansh ip, to th e respec t fo r t h e i n gre d i e nt s and to his sk il l ful u se of th e flavor s. I n s h or t, i f t h e Co l o mb a must b e t hen l et it be th at of Igin io Massari. w w w. i gi n i omassar i. it

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Ruffoni new music in the kitchen

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r mayb e no t. I t is tradition wh ic h , wi t h a l l i t s force, b reaks into t he dail y l ife of th e 2 1 st centur y. Cop p e r, t h e n o b l e mater ial p ar excel l en ce always used in th e k i tc h e n fo r it s u nifo r m diffu sio n o f h eat to guarantee hom og e n e ou s co o k ing, fro m t he histo r ic Ruffon i company is el e vate d to t h e nt h degree and final l y ma r r ied to elegan ce. Prod u c t s m a de to l ast a l ifet ime, sup p o r ted by a ser vice able to re f u r b i s h p ot s and p ans, t inp l ate, p o lish an d retur n th em re a d y for a n e w p at h.

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Love d by s t ar red chefs, R uffo ni â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creation s h ave a wor ld m a r k e t n i c h e. The ex ter nal hammer ing, wh ich arose from a p rod u c t i on requirement, to day remains to stren gth en th e ex te r i or b u t a lso to charac ter ize a func t ion al produc t as well as a n a cce s s or y. Wit h R u ffo ni p ro du c t s you can cook but also u s e t h e m to s er ve at t he t ab l e. A f a m i l y- r u n co mp any fo r t hree g eneration s, Walter Ruffon i tod ay l ook s to t he fu t ure by int ro du c in g tradition al yet conte m p ora r y p ro du c t s, such as a new induc tion copper lin e s oon ava i l a b l e. w w w. r u f fon i . net

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