Mapplr's favorite restaurants in Milan

Milan may not have the allure of Rome or Florence but it is Italy’s style and design capital. In addition to cool boutiques, there are so many good places to eat. Here are Mapplr’s restaurants in Milan. La Cagnola Via Cirillo Domenico, 14 Milan, Italy +39 02 3319428 Cuisine Milanese Al Matarel Via Solera Mantegazza […]

Floroom: Florence Bed and Breakfast offers a stylish cozy alternative to hotels

One of my complaints about Florence is the relative paucity of chic, stylish B&Bs. You’ve got small hotels, big hotels or frumpy B&Bs with worn-out furniture and flowery curtains. Fortunately, the tide is turning. This week, I found out about Floroom, a B&B owned by Giacomo Fantini and Francesca Pecci. Floroom is located on the […]

Mapplr’s favorite restaurants and cafes in Rome

Rome is one of the best places in the world for food. Whenever I am in Rome, I go to the local markets (the Campo Fiori is my favorite) and buy artichokes, tomatoes, beans, rucola, cherries (we’re talking about summer). And there’s nothing like spaghetti alla carbonara or all’amatriciana at a local trattoria. For this […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Venice

Venice is one of those places that you’ve read about, seen in photos and on film, but can’t quite believe when you get there. Aside from the art and history that pervade the city, the food is very good. While I would never recommend going to Venice during the summer months (too hot and crowded), […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Florence

Florence is one of the most atmospheric cities in the world with art, history, fashion and design crammed into a very small place. The city has become unbearable during the tourist season so it’s best to visit in the winter. Hotels charge a lot of money for rooms, but if you are willing to do […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Rome

There are few cities in the world that can compete with Rome when it comes to history, art, cuisine, shopping and atmosphere. In the past three years, luxurious, chic boutique hotels have opened in the city. Here is a list of our favorite boutique hotels in Rome (and apartments) that will suit different budgets. One […]

Mapplr's favorite restaurants in Florence

Florence is one city I love to visit because the food is divine. From luxurious dinners in chic restaurants to simple trattoria lunches, I’ve always managed to find places that serve simple but amazing dishes. Unfortunately, over the years Florence has become overrun by tourists. Even the off season is not safe anymore. But visiting […]