Luxury

Hotel de Russie at Sunday brunch – a star-studded event

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This story is about four things: The Hotel de Russie's garden, the power of the unexpected, the benefits of solo...

10 questions with Giampaolo Ottazzi of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani

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Born in Genoa, Giampaolo Ottazzi has worked in luxury hotels for more than 35 years. Now Direttore D'Albergo presso (General...

Italy’s Top 10 plus five: A very personal list

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So, you are going to Italy. Time to take some advice from someone who goes there every year, asks Christine...

House-swapping can be an out of this world experience

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Quandry! A dear friend has just told me she wants to find a house in Sydney to swap for hers...

Cooking at Villa la Massa

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Learning to cook authentic Italian food in Tuscany, that's a dream for many people. The 47 Plus publisher, Christine Hogan,...

A lake with a certain cachet: Como à go go!

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Ever since George Clooney moved into the Villa Oleandra (Image 1 below) and dragged his super-cool pals from Ocean’s 11,...

Where to stay in Venice for the Biennale?

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After  you have trekked through the Giardini and the Arsenale taking in the best of modern art in the world,...