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Best hotel design: IHG lobby photos

Hotel lobbies have evolved from a simple area where you grab a room key into the building’s true social hub. They have become all-purpose spaces for business meetings, celebrations or a place to enjoy that perfect glass of vino. Step into a hotel lobby with a striking decor,…
Kenny Monteith
December 15, 2016

10 things to know before you arrive in Rome

Photo Credit: "Rome" by Moyan Brenn. Don't be fooled by the crumbling ruins, Baroque churches and the nagging feeling you've stumbled onto a movie set. Rome may be packed with millennia of history, but this is a vibrant, living city—not a museum. Yes, that's the…
Kyle Coleman
June 24, 2016

24 hours in Milan

Whether you're in city for a meeting, a stopover, or a leisure trip, Milan will surprise you. You'll be amazed by the amount of things to see and do around town, and how diverse the city is. Many know that Milan is Italy's fashion and…
Kyle Coleman
June 3, 2016

Milan eats: From Polenta, through Panzerotti, to Panettone

Milan is a gastronomic paradise where it is possible to sample most of Italy’s regional specialities. However, it’s worth seeking out what is typically milanese. A heart-warming winter treat Usually made with cornmeal, which is cooked in water and stirred constantly, polenta used to be…
Kyle Coleman
January 8, 2016

Rome’s 5 hottest neighbourhoods for an Aperitif

Romans use the after‐work, before‐dinner drink as the perfect transition to the second – more lively – half of the day. The city encourages this habit with a constantly expanding range of options. Here are our top five: Freni e Frizioni – Trastevere You’ll know Freni…
Kyle Coleman
October 16, 2015

8 must-see sites in Milan

Milan is best-known as a major fashion hub filled with designers, photographers, and models. While this popular shopping destination seems effortlessly chic, gliding along two steps ahead of the next big trend, Milan retains its historic elegance as well. A well-rounded visit to the second-biggest…
Kyle Coleman
September 23, 2015

The top 6 spots for Aperitivo in Milan

The aperitivo is a Milan invention that visitors are wise to adopt during their time in Italy. This tradition takes place in the early evening when locals and visitors alike gather around the city's most popular restaurants and bars for a cocktail and light snack.…
Kyle Coleman
August 28, 2015

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