Hotel De Russie – Rome, Italy

Hotel De Russie | Via Del Bauino 9 | Rome, Italy 00187 | +39 06 32 88 81 Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 highly individual hotels and resorts, each is as individual and characterful as the city which inspires its design and each features a unique sense of style and ambiance that awaits ;… Continue reading →

7 Top Tips for Travelling in Italy

Italy is one of those incredible countries that is usually pretty high up on peoples’ bucket lists. It’s a really easy country to travel around (which is useful as there’s so much to see and do all over it!). If it’s something you’d love to do then you’re in luck as we’ve listed some top, tried and tested tips for travelling in Italy. 1. Eat far away from major attractions Without a doubt, one of the best things about Italy is the…

Hotel Savoy Unveils Newly Renovated Lobby & Suites

HOTEL SAVOY UNVEILS NEWLY RENOVATED LOBBY AND SUITES Florence, 3rd February 2016 – Hotel Savoy, Florence, a Rocco Forte Hotel, is delighted to announce the completion of its exciting renovation project following the restyling of much of the hotel. After the refurbishment of the Repubblica Suite last year, the hotel continued with the launch of ;… Continue reading →

Going ashore with Silversea: How to spend one day in Florence

It was difficult enough to find the words to describe my 7-day Silversea cruise. It’s almost impossible to find words that describe my first shore excursion and one day in Florence. You see, this is a city that can’t be captured completely and perfectly and forever in language or pictures. It’s richer than expression; it’s

VIDEO: Italian Cooking Class at Malpaga Castle #blogville

If you have trouble viewing this video click here:  http://youtu.be/wcFtjNNo2D8 It’s not everyday that you get to dress up like Kings and Queens while touring a castle. While visiting Cavernago, Bergamo we had a chance to do just that along with learning how to make traditional Italian cuisine. Our first order of business was preparing lunch, so we headed into the kitchen …

Tuscany wine

Wooden barrels with wine in a wine vault, Italy With its rolling hills and hilltop villages, the Tuscany region of Italy is among the most popular wine tour destinations in the world in large part due to the pure quality of wines produced in the area. From Brunello di Montalcino to Vino Nobile di Montelpuciano and Chianti, the area is the birthplace to some of the world’s most popular and notable wines. This articles describes not only the why, but the how and what reasons the area has for centuries produced classic …

The Best Day Trips from Rome

Rome is not only the Eternal City, but a city of infinite opportunities for exploration. While you can experience the highlights with just three days in Rome, the fact is that you could spend three weeks, three months or even three lifetimes in the city and still not fully grasp the three (plus!) millennia of civilized society. Rome’s periphery also offers a wealth of destinations to discover, and since attempting to see everything within Rome’…

Gran Meliá Rome Hotel – Rome, Italy

Gran Meliá Rome Hotel | Via del Gianicolo, 3 | Rome, Italy 00165 | Phone: (39) 06 925901 The Gran Meliá Rome Hotel, the masterpiece of the Gran Meliá brand, is enveloped by the legends of ancient Rome and the spectacular scenery of the historical Villa Agrippina, which once belonged to the Roman empress, mother of ;… Continue reading →

Sardinia’s Best Beaches

This is a guest post from Leave Your Daily Hell reader Claudia Tavani, who is from Cagliari, Sardinia and is obsessed with traveling. A former human rights lawyer and academic who has devoted her life to the protection of cultural identity, Claudia gave in to her biggest passion in November 2013 and started traveling around Latin America – she’s hardly stopped since.  Blogging followed naturally: Claudia wanted …

A Photographic Journey Through Firenze (Florence)

1Dad1Kid.com I didn’t really expect to enjoy Firenze as much as I did. I thoroughly enjoyed walking through its historical streets and narrow passageways. I loved being thoroughly surprised by finding gorgeous churches and/or plazas in unexpected places. Florence is definitely a city you don’t explore without a camera or device that can take good photos. It’s an extremely photogenic city. Street Art of Firenze I was very surprised by the amount and quality of Florentine street art. It made exploring even more fun …

My top 5 roof terraces

Some people enjoy patios. I can understand why. Open the balcony doors, stroll out and hey presto – you’re ready to get on with your no doubt lovely day. Or perhaps, depending on where you are, you can sit near to the sand and dash straight into the sea a la Baywatch at a moment’s notice. I’m not a patio person. I’m a roof person. The higher the better – to a…

Our Time in Perugia

1Dad1Kid.com When we were planning on leaving Romania for a few days to restart Tigger’s visa (before we discovered they were once again being picky about the 90 days out of 180 rule), I was looking at cheap airfares and found one to Perugia, Italy. As it isn’t a place I see mentioned a lot, I figured why not? Our first introduction to Perugia wasn’t . . . shall we say exactly smooth? The border control process took quite a bit of time as they …

The Most Macabre Destination in Naples

Naples, in spite of a rich history longer than Rome’s, and its close proximity to attractions like the Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri, has not experienced a tourist boom the way the rest of Italy has. That’s bad news for the local economy, of course, but good news if you do decide to take a trip down to Italy’s Campania region, many of whose treasures are all but untouched by travelers. While many of these treasures are…

Adventures of a Different Kind in Italy

1Dad1Kid.com Italy is rather infamous for its bureaucracy and some of its . . . idiosyncracies. We’ve been back for a few days, and we’ve definitely had some moments that made me laugh and some that made me want to pull my hair out. Arrival to Italy We flew into Perugia from Bucharest, which was a nice 2-hour flight. As…