The capital of southern Italy’s Puglia region, Bari is where East meets West. Here’s how to explore it.
Shop: Corderia 1995
Corderia 1995 is an avant-garde shop always open to new trends. Meet the owner friendly owner Alessandro, and fall in love with his exquisite fabrics, unique designs, jewellery, and furnishing accessories. Grab an espresso beforehand, because you’ll want to stay a while in this beautiful showroom.
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How to chill out in Como, Italy’s tranquil city by the lake.
Hotel: Palazzo Albricci Pellegrini
Ever get homesick when you travel? Don’t worry, you’ll feel right at home at the cosy yet chic Palazzo Albricci Pellegrini. The owners, Maximiliano and Lidia, are eternally curious travellers in love with life and hospitality. Stay right in the heart of Como and enjoy reading your favourite books by the lake.
Attraction: Villa del Balbaniello
Have a taste of La Dolce Vita in the most fashionable, and evolving, city in Italy.
Gallery: Fondazione Prada
Keen to explore the culture beyond the famous Duomo? Head to Fondazione Prada, an art exhibition and former distillery dating back to the 1910s, and a charming mismatch of pre-existing buildings and new structures. Don’t miss The Haunted House, a spooky collection housed in a golden four story-building.
Bar: Mag Café
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Our recommendations for Lecce, the “Florence of the South”.
Museum: Museo Storico Citta’ di Lecce (MUST)
Visiting MUST is a must. A former monastery founded in 1410, and today a modern and contemporary art museum, MUST holds a permanent exhibition by local carver Cosimo Carlucci and a series of photographic art by the US artist Jenny Okun.
Bar: Danny’s Bar (Patria Palace Lecce Hotel)
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Understanding a city dissected by canals and knitted together by bridges.
Hotel: Gritti Palace
Built in the 15th century and overlooking the Canal Grande (the Grand Canal) and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, a stay at the gorgeous Gritti Palace is like travelling back in time. No expense has been spared and no artsy authentic detail overlooked. If you’re hustle-and-bustled-out, have some downtime at the spa.
Museum: The Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)
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