What are the two things in Italy will be guaranteed always and everywhere? The answer is simple: the history and paste.
In Italy interesting history can be found everywhere, even in the hotel where you are staying. Hotels often played historical role, influence on world events. Especially in Rome such places full of stories.
Grand hotel Tremezzo
This list would not be complete without mentioning the fifth of the Italian hotels that changed the world, a quiet but indelible way: the epic Grand hotel Tremezzo (Grand Hotel Tremezzo), lake Como. If we talk about classic European hotels, this is one of the most beautiful, and etched in history not only because of its location in the place of fantastic beauty, but also because here lived one of the most famous legends of all time: Greta Garbo. At the end of the film “Grand Hotel”, a Hollywood blockbuster of 1932, Garbo’s character exclaims: “It will be Sunny in Tremezzo!”. Yes, rain or Shine, this Art Nouveau Grand Hotel sets the standard for luxury in Italian in every sense of the word. The view from the Suite Greta Garbo on lake Como the incomparable, like the Greta Garbo, and Italy itself. Continue reading
Legendary hotel – witness the days of the British Empire and today remains one of the best in Singapore. In the year of its centenary, in 1987, Raffles Hotel was officially recognized as a historical monument of national importance.
And readers of the magazine Travel + Leisure for many years, recognized the best hotel out of a hundred of the leading hotels of the world. Throughout its history the hotel has seen many celebrities. Stayed here Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham, Noel Coward, ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin. The hotel is rightly proud of its culinary traditions. Even Rudyard Kipling had advised his readers, when in Singapore, dine in only Raffles. And “Ridyard Kipling Suite” of this hotel, named after the Nobel prize in 1907 in literature, the British newspaper The Independent included in the top five of the author’s suites.
The hotel is ten cafes and restaurants offering traditional classic European and Oriental cuisine, including the famous Raffles Courtyard. It is located in the courtyard, lush with tropical vegetation. Here you can not only pay tribute to the fine cuisine in the atmosphere of “retro” style, but also dance to the sounds of a small orchestra, ispolnyaetsya 20– 40-ies. The traditions of a brilliant past in Continue reading
Deserted beaches, untouched forests, fresh oysters, night clubs, high waves and first class restaurants can be found in away from the usual tourist routes.
Pantelleria is located in 100 km from Sicily, but in his time it was inhabited not by Sicilians, Iberian and Ligurian tribes. Visited here, leaving their mark, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Normans. The island has preserved many ancient and just old buildings – from the Carthaginian Acropolis, and buildings of cassiotou to rural houses, called dommusi and often rented. On Pantelleria the water is so clear that even from the shore you can observe the life underwater
inhabitants. Between the colonies of sponges and coral branches scurry groupers and breams, and in depth, shimmer and antique amphorae – the sunken shards on the rocky shoals near the island of ships. About the volcanic origin of the island today remind only hot mineral springs and clouds of steam. To the North of its highest point, the peak, Montagna Grandе, is a small lake – a natural mud bath, resulting in a result of the activity of an extinct volcano, which in fact is an island. Continue reading