Rooftops of Volterra
Published in Spend


Rising high above Tuscany’s rural land, the steep medieval town of Volterra wins the hearts.

The Green Lung of Florence
Published in Things to do

As long as I have called Florence home, I have longed for quiet garden spaces to escape the busy chaos of the historical centre to seek solace among birds chirping and leaves changing colours according to the season.

Hotel Le Fontanelle
Published in Hotels

Deep in the heart of Tuscany's wine region, Hotel Le Fontanelle is as lush as a good bottle of Chianti.

Shifting Gears in Italy: Journeys by Vespa
Published in Things to do

There are many ways to experience Italy; by private jet, helicopter lifts, and a raging convertible too. If you’re blessed with time, the ultimate Italian adventure might be just as memorable by scooter. In fact, you’ll find a wonderful collection of vintage Vespas that can be rented - and if you still prefer the stability of four wheels to hold your luggage, the original is available in a variety of colours. 

LUXOS Guide: Italy's Best Beaches
Published in Things to do

When the temperatures rise and the days extend themselves to people along the street, lingering on gelato and creative cocktails, you know that the swimsuit season will soon follow. The beaches of Italy can immediately transport you to distant, exotic islands such as the Maldives or even secret hideaways in Thailand - seriously. You can explore these shores by boat, or in most cases, arrive by car. Whether you’re planning your first visit or a regular to the boot-shaped nation, don’t miss the chance to visit these splendid shores.  

Aria Art
Published in Arts & Culture

 Where To See and Buy Contemporary Art in Florence

Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collection
Published in Hotels

Antique filled elegance a short stroll from the Duomo.