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History and Luxury on the Amalfi Coast

You’ve waited in line at St. Peters, you’ve taken the iconic photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and you’ve rode in a gondola down the canals in Venice. But knowing where to go after all of the boxes on the tourist list are checked can be a challenge. Instead of the bustle of the big cities, freshgrub recommends this deluxe trip on the Amalfi Coast.

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Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

On the south coast of Sicily, not very far from Palermo airport, is a verdant luscious 230 hectare piece of bliss – the Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa Resort. Designed by Flavio Albanese and Olga Polizzi this resplendent and elegant resort contains many suites with private balconies or terraces that open to the Mediterranean sea.

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Pasticceria Marchesi

You know that image that your mind automatically conjures up when you imagine Europe, of cobblestone pathways, historical buildings and decadent, hole-in-the-wall eateries? Well Pasticceria Marchesi in Milan fits this description to the end.

Gogol and Company

What happens when three literary-influenced youngsters get together and decide to open up an eclectic coffee shop, where books, latte and conversations never seem to ebb? Gogol & Company is the child of such ideas seeing the light of day.

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Museo di doccia

Richard Ginori’s museum of beautifully crafted porcelain products is a haven for lovers of antiques and fine crafts.

Gallerie dell’Accademia

The Monumental estate of the Accademia Galleries is located in the prestigious centre of the Scuola Grande of Santa Maria della Carità, one of…

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Da Fiore

Considered as one of the best restaurants in Venice, the Michelin-starred Da Fiore is a memorable Venetian dining experience. Set within an elegant, understated…

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Palazzo Grassi

Located in Campo San Samuele, overlooking the Grand Canal, Palazzo Grassi presents temporary exhibitions, some of which are based in whole or in part…

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Basilica San Marco

St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco in Italian) is the most famous of the many churches of Venice and one of the best…

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The Gray

Set in the area of Milan (Italy), a few steps from the Cathedral, The Intermediate hotel in Milan is an enchanting world to learn….

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Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Tucked away at a charming canal crossing in a quiet corner northeast of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, the small 15th-century Santa Maria dei…

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Cafe Florian

Located in the heart of Venice’s stunning Piazza San Marco, the Cafe Florian is a Venetian institution that has been “the” place to see-and-be-seen…

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Harry’s Bar

Despite the horrendous tourist crowds that seem to flock here throughout the summer months, Harry’s Bar is nonetheless a Venetian institution and a mandatory…

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Centurion Palace

As one of the newest luxury hotels to arrive in Venice in 2009, the Centurion Palace is a fashionable contemporary sanctuary that boasts prime…

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Centrale lounge

As one of Venice’s most glamourous night spots, the Centrale Lounge is a dark & sultry late-night party place. Due to strict local licensing…

Alle Testiare

Tucked away in a quiet Castello side street near the Rialto Markets is one of Venice’s most popular local gems, Alle Testiere. With only…

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Perhaps surprisingly, one of Venice’s most-visited museums is a collection of twentieth-century art. If you have cruised down the Grand Canal, you will probably…