Summer it’s time for travel, journeys and above all elegant and stylish stays at refined and unique hotels, furthermore there are people that choose their own destination according to the number of prestigious Vips in the area, to breathe the perfume of celebrity and go to beaches and clubs reserved for a few selected ones.
In Italy the islands are always sought-after, so is useful to be updated about new trends and confirmations of this season, among arrivals and departures.
The archipelago of Aeolian Islands, on the north of Sicily, includes 7 volcanic islands, each one with different singularities and listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites for the volcanic phenomena the makes this part of Italy really unique in the world. This year is the year of Filicudi, where we suggest the smallest art biennial in the world, that takes place at the home-museum of the swiss artist Jacques Basler, a special venue for the great passionate of contemporary art.
The charming ruines od the Neolithic village, on the promontory of Capo Graziano, that you cannot miss if you desire to know the prehistoric traces of an island where the beauty is breathtaking. After a dive into Tyrrhenian Sea, nothing is better than an elegant restaurant: Il Professore is owned by the famous artist Maurizio Cattelan and the gallery managers Sergio Casoli and Enrico Cerchione, here a fish-based dinner is ideal to end a day of total relax.Stromboli is the most popular of Aeolian Islands, in fact here you can see the Italian Republic President Giorgio Napolitano and the stylysts Dolce e Gabbana, authoritative representatives of the island exclusiveness. At the disco club La Tartana you could meet Naomi Campbell, and isn’t a mirage, but the awareness of being in the right place at the right time.
If you are looking for an original view, Strombolicchio is the answer: is a little island, at a distance of 1,5 km from Stromboli, where rise a lighthouse and a Medieval Castle: you’ll feel in another world.
Sicily: where the elegance prevails
The chance of a luxury stay in a relais increases, if we move through Sicily: there are also the excellences of the inland parts, like De Stefano Palace Hotel in Ragusa, historical abode that offers large suites provided with many services, the free access to a private bathing establishment and a set of guided tours through the castels of the region and the majestic volcano Etna.
In the same province, in the south, rises the Eremo della Giubiliana, a 5 stars hotel hosted by an archaeological site, a venue where the echoes of past speak the language of excellence. The tourists that travel by private jet can land in the well-equipped airpark of the hotel, a service that no one provides in this area.
Sardinia, the island of brightness
A must for all, expecially the richest tourists: the Costa Smeralda, from Sixties the favorite destination by international jet set, and result of the work of Prince Karim Aga Khan that created the Consorzio Costa Smeralda.
The most famous is Porto Cervo, suggested also for travellers that arrive by boat in the great natural port of Sardinia: here, if you feel glamorous, you can go to the club Billionaire, in a villa with 3 floors overlooking to the Golfo Pevero, all the most famous vips have been there.
Sardinia means above all unpolluted beaches, daily shopping and exploration of beautiful secluded places: so, to choose an hotel is a question of style. Who likes natural reserves can go to Golf Hotel Is Arenas, near Oristano, that resumes the exclusiveness of the island: golf courses, Spa and beauty farms of high quality, apartments of 100 square meters, swimming pool with jacuzzi and lush garden.
On the other side, the extraordinaire Cala dei Ginepri, rises the Ea Bianca, Resort with an original design and provided with all that you need for an holiday as an Hollywood star: room and independent villas, wellness center, private beach and chic restaurant, each corner was conceived to enhance a different moment of the day.
Here the style is iridescent as the colors of sunset, unforgettable instants in the island dedicated to prestige and respect for the nature.