7 Incredible Italian Experiences To Try This Summer

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From helicopter trips for gourmands to butler-served dinners under the stars, indulge with seven of the finest luxury experiences awaiting you in Italy this summer


1 Fly gourmet with Hotel Principe di Savoia


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One of Milan’s most iconic hotels, Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering an unforgettable helicopter ride experience this summer.

The breathtaking views of the Italian Alps are best admired from above – and the hotel is giving guests the chance to enjoy a helicopter ride over the dramatic Bernina mountain range.

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As you’re whisked across the skies, you’ll break for an authentic cheese and Sforzato wine tasting experience in Valtellina, before ending the day with a gourmet dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant La Preséf. Talk about suave.

Rates from €2,125, including overnight accommodation. Find out more and make a booking here. 

2 Master the art of wine-making with Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco


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Whether you prefer red or white, this exciting new experience is a must-book for any wine fan. This September, head to Italy to immerse yourself in Castiglion del Bosco’s deeply rooted wine-making traditions.

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From vine to barrel, discover the secrets of this ancient ritual and join the hotel’s winery staff during every step of the wine-making art in this magical corner of Tuscany. Once you’ve mastered the craft, you’ll then get to taste a selection of fabulous wines with a tasting experience.

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A 3-night stay at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, with an adorable picnic into the vineyard and a dedicated Spa Treatment, will add a special touch to this memorable event.

Rates from €1,438 per night. Click here to find out more.

3 Live like a Tuscan with Four Seasons Firenze


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Ever wondered how the best Italian products are grown? Live the Tuscan country life and spend a day as guest estate farmhands at the Fattoria San Michele a Torri, a barn estate located in a medieval building in the Chianti region.

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Enjoy a five-hour farm initiation experience, including an authentic farmer’s breakfast, lunch and wine tasting. A special experience offered by Four Seasons Firenze, this fun and educational experience in the heart of Italy’s culinary splendour is a foodie must-try.

Three night minimum stay to book. To find out more and make a booking, click here. 


4 See stars with Castello del Nero


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If it’s romance you’re after, Castello del Nero, a beautiful and historic five-star hotel offers the ultimate getaway for going starry-eyed. With its uniquely glamorous short-break package, enjoy a three-night stay with a gourmet edge.

The package features a private dinner served by a dedicated waiter in the intimacy of the lavish setting of the Royal Suite’s terrace, which offers breathtaking views as the setting sun throws blue shadows over the gentle Tuscan countryside.

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Enjoy a menu created by Michelin-starred chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro, accompanied by wines specially chosen by the resident sommelier. You and your other half will then experience your very own astronomical observation in the company of a member of the Astronomical Observatory of Chianti.

Available until September, rates from €6.990,00. Click here to find out more and make a booking. 

5 Stay & Cook with Gritti Palace



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Stay in the swish surrounds of one of Venice’s finest hotels and enjoy three-day cookery course at the same time. A truly exceptional property, The Gritti Palace is an exclusive hotel where history and culture meet with renewed Venetian style – with enough beauty to satisfy even the hungriest of design appetites.

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Join the Gritti Palace chef team for a special course featuring a visit to Rialto Market, an authentic Venetian aperitif at a local bacaro, and a class on dinner preparation with indigenous ingredients. Gorgeously gourmet, this is foodie fun at its finest.

August 21 – 23. Click here to make a booking and find out more. 

6 Shop in style with Chasme & Adventure


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There’s no other place on Earth where you can experience firsthand the world of haute couture and top designer fashion houses, quite like in Italy. Style, elegance, high quality…  Chasme & Adventure create tailor-made packages to help you realise the “made in Italy shopping-experience” of your dreams.

From private shopping in the showrooms of the most famous fashion designers to fashion shows and parties, like a true fashion insider, these packages are a fashionholic’s dream.

Available across Italy. To find out more, click here.

7 Experience the faster things in life with Grand Hotel Tremezzo


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The joy of the open road is as timeless as Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider. Take this vintage car out for a spin around Lake Como and explore a world of wonder.

Winding roads, unexpected breath-taking views, gorgeous lake scenery… with the wind in your hair. This is what travelling should be like.

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From a welcome platter of Franciacorta Italian sparkling wine and strawberries to a Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider at your disposal for a day, this experience is perfect for those who enjoy the finer (and faster) things in life.

Two nights minimum stay. To book, email reservations@grandhoteltremezzo.com or click here.

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