Karen Kristin from Katlin Travel Group recently traveled with Waterstone to two beautiful and diverse regions of Italy. The magical scenery found in the Dolomites and the warm breezes and sunny beaches of Sanremo in Liguria are, of course, “non-traveling” Italian destinations that advisers might consider for their clients.
Corvara – The Dolomites
Corvara, located at the foot of Mt. Sassongher in the Badia Dolomites region, just a beautiful two hour drive from Venice, is a beautiful village to walk and experience the local Ladin culture. The Costa family owns and manages a five star luxury hotel, La Perla, at Corvara, provides a rich, warm, warm hospitality experience, and all the comforts of modern luxury travel.
La Perla has 54 charming rooms, the most spacious of which are the Romantic Rooms with balconies and stunning views. Like the public areas, the rooms have an authentic feel, combining antique furniture with a heated bathroom floor and luxurious linens.
Karen Kristin from Katlin Travel Group recently traveled with Waterstone to two beautiful and diverse regions in Italy. Here is the report.
Culinary lovers will love La Perla. Three of its restaurants, which offer organic and locally sourced food, include La Stua de Michil, a Michelin-starred restaurant headed by chef Nicolo Laera. I wholeheartedly recommend cooking classes with chef Nicolo to make local Ladin dishes, which, when purchased from the menu, donate funds to the Costa Family Foundation, supporting the rights of the world’s underprivileged in the world.
Regardless of the season, the beauty of the Dolomites makes Corvara a skier, pedestrian or cyclist’s dream. Our “moderate” summer hike with Anatoli’s guide took us to some amazing views and ended with a delicious lunch at a local farmhouse, tasting homemade goat cheese. The Health Center at La Perla is a resting place that is welcomed after outdoor activities, and clients will be rejuvenated by its relaxed atmosphere, natural products and holistic massages.
The Dolomites make Corvara a dream of skiers, pedestrians or cyclists.
Activities not to be missed include an entertaining and educating tour of Mahatma, a La Perla wine cellar with more than 30,000 bottles, and a 600-year-old Costa family’s ancestral home across the street from the hotel.
Sanremo – Italian Flower Riviera
A 45-minute scenic drive along the Mediterranean coast from Nice to Sanremo makes for a beautiful view on a relaxing stay Royal Hotel Sanremo. The view of the sea and lunch by the pool which consists of fresh salads, seafood, homemade pasta, and pizza is a pleasant introduction to this culinary-rich region.
Built as a winter home for European aristocrats in 1872, Royal Hotel Sanremo has a history in accordance with the grandeur of architecture, furniture, and artwork on its walls. The hotel has 126 beautifully decorated rooms and suites, three restaurants serving everything from haute cuisine to simple local dishes and an open-sea swimming pool with a children’s section overlooking the Mediterranean.
Explore a medieval city: A guided tour to Sanremo reveals historic treasures in the surrounding villages.
Sanremo is a charming seaside town to explore in your free time, but don’t miss the guided tour that unravels the treasures of authentic gastronomy and history in the surrounding villages. Snack on local cheeses, smoked meats, meat, wine and the best Italian gelato while meeting families who have served this treasure for generations.
Royal Hotel Sanremo has 126 rooms and suites, each with a view of the Mediterranean sea.
Nearby is The Mall Sanremo Luxury Outlets offering a unique shopping experience. It is home to around 22 luxury fashion brands that offer savings of 35 to 70 percent on the fashion line last season. Be sure to provide additional benefits of My Luxury Wallet to your clients, only available through travel advisors.
Remember, less than an hour from Nice and Monte Carlo, Sanremo is an excellent pre-or post-cruise destination, as well as outstanding beach tourism.
Royal Hotel Sanremo has three restaurants serving classic, traditional and authentic cuisine. Shown here is the arrangement for breakfast on the terrace.
Contact Lynne Partridge ([email protected]) at Waterstone for special requests, including VIP facilities provided on behalf of advisers at both resorts.
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