Eid Al Adha will be the last time we can indulge in a long weekend for a while, so make the most of the days off by heading to Europe on one of these amazing adventures.
Couture in Rome
Stay in one of the fabulous Suites at Hotel de Russie in Rome and choose to discover the amazing Sorelle Fontana, trailblazers in Italian high fashion of the 20th century. Their legendary dresses, still an inspiration today, were worn by some of the most inspiring women and timeless fashion icons including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ava Gardner, Liz Taylor and Maria Gabriella di Savoia. Your private visit includes a dedicated guide to take you into the sister’s world at the Micol Fonatana Foundation. You will learn about the costumes they created for celebrities and cinema and peruse an impressive collection of haute couture designs crafted between the 40s and the 90s and view over 2,000 sketches and photographs, treasures in fashion history and symbolic of La Dolce Vita.
Romance in Berlin
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During the summer months, take a private boat trip to enjoy the beauty of Berlin. One in particular is on the “Marlene”, which leads to Charlottenburg Castle. The atmosphere is just as romantic in the evening on a historic ship, with a route leading through the ‘city of lights’. If you stay at Hotel De Rome, expect picnic basket to be filled with nutritious delicacies by the hotel’s chef, Davide Mazzarella to enjoy on Peacock Island in the Havel River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For the brave, the open-air dance sessions in the popular Monbijou Park is the place to be. Opposite the impressive Bode Museum, open-air tango and salsa regularly take place.
Yacht life in Sicily
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Discover the stunning Sicilian coast from the sea on 18-metre Aicon 56 Flybridgeand experience the magic of the island in total privacy, comfort and a touch of glamour thanks to Verdura Resort. Excursions include one day or half-day options and reach fabulous destinations such as Scala dei Turchi, a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte; Selinunte, an ancient Greek city on the south-western coast or the wonderful Egadi Islands, a group of five small mountainous islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
Royal stay in Tuscany
From fairytales to modern day royalty, there’s always been something magical about a castle. For a vacation straight out of a storybook, check into Hotel Savoy and visit the beautiful Castello di Sonnino, a perfectly preserved historic place overlooking the Chianti hills in the Tuscan countryside. Experience starts with a welcome cocktail in the courtyard offered by the Baroness, a stroll in the vineyard, the monumental wine cellars and the “vinsantaia” of the 17th century. It will continue with a VIP Tuscan lunch in the grand dining room or the Castel’s Wine House, prepared with local ingredients and paired with exquisite drinks produced on property. What’s not to love?
Better get booking.
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