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As sous chef at Osteria Francescana, ranked no 1. on the list of the world's best 50 restaurants, Kondo Takahiko knows what it takes to deliver a memorable dining experience. Here he ranks 11 of his favourite eateries in Modena, Italy. 
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It was the third straight day of rain. The cobblestone streets of Orta San Giulio, in …

Lake Como, Villa d'Este

Lake Como is one of the world’s most coveted and glamorous destinations. With natural …

Bellevue Hotel & Spa

This wonderful family-owned establishment is now in the capable hands of the fourth …

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

The century-old Grand Hotel Tremezzo is an art nouveau masterpiece on the shores of …

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Rome, Italy
12-day itinerary // Italy

Day 1 - Welcome to Rome

You will be met on arrival at Rome’s …

 
 

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Luxury deal // Sail

The Moorings Italian bases are turning 30 and to celebrate, they’re offering 30% off …

Luxury deal // Cruise

Save on Mediterranean Sailing

Enjoy the very best of a …

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Destination // Rome

Forget the taxis and the traffic- Rome is a city best explored on foot. Hannah Jameson …

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Epicurean travels // Italy

As sous chef at Osteria Francescana, ranked No. 1 on the list of the World’s Best 50 …

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Weather to go

For a relatively small country, the weather differs significantly between northern and southern Italy. The north of Italy is flanked by the Alps and the Apennines, generating a harsh climate with brutally cold winters and hot, humid, summers.  The middle part of the country has a mild climate with little change seen between winters and summers, while the south of Italy and the islands winters are hardly noticeable.  Due to these differences the best time to visit depends on what region you are visiting, but the high seasons are May through early July and September & October.

 

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