Grand Hotel Timeo: Stylish Elegance in Taormina

Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, Sicily has long been known as one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats. The first hotel to be built in Taormina, it sits directly across the Greek Theatre. Sweeping views of the coastline and majestic Mount Etna stretch out beyond. The hotel is part of Orient-Express hotels group. All 70 rooms and suites […]

Calcebianca B&B Puglia offers modern architecture near Ostuni

Calcebianca B&B Puglia is a stunning contemporary bed and breakfast near the town of Ostuni in southern Italy was born from the initiative of a young family who wanted to revive local traditions in a contemporary light. Guests will be welcomed into a unique architecture which carefully combines the colour of the sky and sea with […]

Mapplr’s top hotels in Naples and Amalfi Coast, Italy

Check out our list of top hotels in Naples, Italy if you are going to retrace the steps of Julia Roberts in the film “Eat Pray Love” and immerse yourself in the city’s historic and culinary delights (read our pizza guide and restaurant guide). We have include our favourite hotels south of Naples on the […]

La Bandita Townhouse Tuscany: luxury boutique hotel in Pienza

La Bandita Townhouse  is set amidst the cobblestoned streets of Pienza (Tuscany), a jewel of a Renaissance town near Montepulciano. Until it opened, there were few luxury boutique hotels in the town. La Bandita Townhouse could be the backdrop for an epic Hollywood romance or a heartbreaking period piece. And, really, that’s because Tuscany has […]

Bespoke Firenze Number Nine Boutique Hotel and Spa

Bespoke Firenze Number Nine Boutique Hotel and Spa is located next to the Medici Chapel in the historic quarter of Florence.  It is a 10-minute walk from both the picturesque Piazza della Signoria square and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. The hotel is located in a restricted-traffic street which will ensure lower noise levels, while paid public parking […]

Top 10 destinations for spring

Springtime means sunshine, warmth, flowers and fresh brilliant green pastures, and our top 10 destinations for spring promise to bring you just that. Spring also means Easter, Passover (Pesach), Ascension (Himmelfahrt, Hemelvaart) and Pentecost (Pinkster, Pfingsten) holidays, during which many people take a few days or a week (or two) off. Here are our favorites […]

Hotels in Erice, Sicily and Travel Guide

If you are going to western Sicily to explore Agrigento and Segesta, consider staying overnight in one of the hotels in Erice and exploring the town. Towering over the west of Sicily at 751m above sea level and often covered in its own personal cloud, Erice is a wonderfully preserved mediaeval town offering the most […]