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This month’s Hideaway Report found Mr. Harper exploring Canada’s scenic Maritimes provinces as well as rediscovering the beautiful city of Milan, Italy. View the two newly recommended hotels from the April 2013 issue, below. KINGSBRAE ARMS Where: New Brunswick, Canada What: A beautifully resorted 1897 hilltop manor house-inn set amid manicured lawns and gardens overlooking the historic seaside resort [...]
Ca’ Sagredo Hotel Venice, Italy “Cordial-but-formal 42-room boutique hotel in an exquisite palazzo dating to the 14th century, overlooking the Grand Canal between the Ca’ d’Oro and the Rialto. Public spaces are adorned with works by important Venetian painters, and include a grand marble staircase leading to the redecorated salons of the piano nobile. [...]
If the luxurious grocery stores in many European cities have become tourist haunts — Fauchon and Hediard in Paris, and Fortnum & Mason in London come to mind — Peck in Milan is still frequented by discriminating Milanese. They come for its outstanding prepared food, exceptional cheese and charcuterie counters, and a small but excellent wine [...]
The hilltop town of Norcia is famous for its charcuterie, Pecorino cheese and black truffles, as well as for being the birthplace of St. Benedict. The 24-room Palazzo Seneca is set within a renovated 16th-century stone palace and is an exceptionally well-managed property that offers alert and generous hospitality. The public areas contain an inviting lounge [...]
The ancient hilltop town of Norcia in the central Italian region of Umbria lies about a two-hour drive northeast of Rome. Famous as the birthplace of St. Benedict and home to a large community of Benedictine monks, it is celebrated all over Italy for its extraordinary food, including delicious charcuterie, wonderful cheeses — aged Pecorino, salted [...]
Managing Director Danilo Zucchetti has announced that Villa d’Este will reopen for its 141st season on March 6, 2013. From the Harper Collection: “Renowned palace resort-hotel at the edge of Lake Como amid 25 acres of gorgeous gardens. A 16th-century villa and more private Venetian annex contain 152 guest quarters individually decorated with period [...]
A wonderful “day in the life” video from the Harper-recommended Borgo Santo Pietro, a lavish 11-room hotel located 35 minutes southeast of Siena in a rural corner of Tuscany.
Il Salviatino Florence, Italy Three nights in a Junior Suite Retail Value: $2,518 Starting Bid: $1,510 Place a bid. Helvetia & Bristol, Florence, Italy Three nights in a Royal Junior Suite Retail Value: $4,087 Starting Bid: $2,250 Place a bid. Please view the rest of the auctions here.
On our recent visit to Umbria, I regrettably didn’t find a property near Orvieto that I could confidently recommend. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss the charms of this imposing hill town; it’s easy to visit as a day trip from Rome or Florence, or as a stop between the two. Park in [...]