Carsten Holler's interactive art experience in Florence.
When Hotel Columbus Monte-Carlo opened in 2001, it quickly became the favourite weekend pitstop for the fast and fabulous, thanks to its original owners Formula One racing car driver David Coulthard and hotelier Ken McCulloch. Now in the hands of London and Regional Properties and on the heels of a ballpark $15 million spent on renovating the property, Hotel Monaco Columbus is now banking on lapping the rest of the hotels on the French riviera.
The Biennale Architettura 2018, or Venice Architecture Biennale, is an architect’s dream—but it’s also a design adventure for visitors, a temporary theme park for interactive and experimental works. Here’s our guide to making sense of it all.
Charming, beautiful, heartbreaking and gritty, Naples, Italy, is a torrid love affair you’re meant to explore for a day or a lifetime. For centuries, locals and visitors alike have constantly proved the proverb “See Naples and Die” true. It is a city that never leaves you and, for some, a destination that proves impossible to leave. But for those with less than 24 hours to see Napoli, here our tips for a day trip to this seaside siren.
The Negroni may have been invented in Florence on the whim of a casanova count, but it’s been perfected in Rome at Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, a hole-in-the-wall Roman speakeasy and one of the top bars in the world.
Florence’s Hotel Savoy is back—and you can’t miss it. Following a six-month closure, the famed hotel has reopened its doors today, with a rebooted look that plays on its century-long history as the Grand Dame of Florence’s Piazza della Repubblica. Even better: They teamed up with Emilio Pucci Design for the newly over-the-top main entrance, a first for the storied fashion house.
Underground rare treasures, Alba truffles are harvested with luck, persistence and the aid of well-trained dogs. Find out how they transform Italian cuisine.
After opening in November 2017 to much fanfare, Louvre Abu Dhabi is making its mark on the UAE’s cultural scene in a big way. With chef-driven cuisine, modern design and an international collection spanning the centuries, this awe-inspiring spot is a must-stop for anyone traveling to the city.
Etel opens its European flagship in Milan
Milan may be a city that never stands still, but the Baglioni Hotel Carlton is a classic that stands out. Rome-based contributing editor Erica Firpo shares a favorite.
Amsterdam has always been pretty high on the travel bucket list for backpackers and studying-abroad weekenders, thanks to an epic party scene just as colorful as its tulip varietals. But it’s time to forget that old reputation. The capital city of the Netherlands is in the midst of 21st-century Golden Age, which is why we’re headed there this spring.