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THE ARTY

We start our journey at this urban resort made up of 16 unique guestrooms and suites which have been built around a 17th-century private home which is in the heart of Old Lecce. This is a modern-day Masseria with olive trees surrounding the swimming pool is an homage to Antonia Fiermonte, the owner’s grandmother. This house is a fusion of traditional Puglia design and contemporary accents and here you will find a mix of rare antiques and contemporary artwork belonging to the family, including pieces by Courboisier, Perriand and Tobia Scarpa with Italian furniture and custom textiles.

 

Available here, guests can enjoy Free WiFi throughout, on-site parking, flat screen TV, WiFi, minibar with free bottled water, and sound system. There is a pool, a spa and outside spaces for that summer’s day of just lazing about the pool.

TIPS & SUGGESTIONS:

  • A long 3 to 4-night weekend break to Lecce would be a wonderful break and come highly recommended

  • Experience a typical cooking class learning authentic traditional recipes with some wine tasting thrown in

  • A visit to some good wineries with some wine and olive oil tastings

  • Horse riding

  • A private walking tour of this baroque beauty

  • A long 3 to 4-night weekend break to Lecce would be a wonderful break and come highly recommended

  • Experience a typical cooking class learning authentic traditional recipes with some wine tasting thrown in

  • A visit to some good wineries with some wine and olive oil tastings

  • Horse riding

  • A private walking tour of this baroque beauty

 
 
 

 

 

 

This is truly one of a kind experience. Just a short walk from the Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, and The Spanish Steps, in the very heart of the city, this 5-star luxury boutique hotel is the ideal base to explore the beautiful capital while enjoying top-notch contemporary accommodation. A thoughtful restoration has turned this Our next art hotel is located in the eternal city of Rome 19th century nobleman's palace into an elegant and refined hotel; the noble lines, that look of an aristocratic home, all this have been preserved creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. With impressive pieces of contemporary artwork made by some of the most important artists of the Italian scene and designer furnishings are throughout the common areas and suites. With its permanent and temporary exhibits, each room becomes a small private gallery, “yours" for a few days.

 

With a panoramic rooftop garden, Michelin star restaurant where chef Alessandro Narducci invites you and a lounge bar. Add an open-air fitness area technogym and you have the ideal place in Rome to stay. 

TIPS & SUGGESTIONS:

  • Check out Galleria Borghese - Its collections are housed in a magnificent 17th-century villa and offer a compact course in the Italian aesthetic. In just 20 rooms, you are exposed to antiquities, the Renaissance and the beginnings of baroque art. Visits to the Galleria in the northeast corner of the sprawling Villa Borghese park are by reservation, which allows you the pleasure of seeing the Bernini sculptures from every angle without being crowded out. This is what Nancy says…. Other items: we did want to go to the Borghese Gallery, but when we went to book tickets (which we knew needed to be done ahead of time) there was no availability for more than a week a week out. I would recommend that you advise clients to book the visit right away, or before, they arrive in Rome - depending on how long they are staying.

  • San Luigi dei Francesi……… if you love Caravaggio then come here… The Calling of Saint Matthew hangs in the Contarelli Chapel of the San Luigi dei Francesi church. Two other Caravaggio works — St. Matthew and the Angel and the Martyrdom of St. Matthew — which round out the triptych, are also on permanent display here.  Come here in the morning as it closes at lunchtime. you'll have to drop a few coins to light up the paintings in the darkened interior and see how Caravaggio infused his own light into the baroque melodrama. Via Santa Giovanna d'Arco, Rome, Italy 00186; 39-06-688-271

  • Giorgio de Chirico House-Museum - 31 Piazza di Spagna, Rome, Italy 00187; 39-06-679-6546.  You are visiting the place where he lived, yes where he lived !!!!  He lived here for more than 30 years until his death in 1978.  You cannot but also notice how the “upper crust” lived for centuries as this apartment is accompanied by one of the best views of Rome overlooking the splendid Piazza di Spagna. The living area has been left largely as it was during De Chirico's life and displays dozens of his works. Reservations must be made in advance. 

 

 

 

This is a place in Sicily, you go for the experience and to reconnect to your inner being. Do not judge this place from the comfort perspective but via the inventiveness and the uniqueness on what is on offer.  While here you have access to a beach which is right outside, 2 restaurants offering simple traditional food and a bar facility. The whole point of staying here is to stay in one of the “art rooms” and there are many to experience – 20 to be correct choose wisely!

 

TIPS & SUGGESTIONS:

  • Visit the Museum in the hotel – every Saturday and Sunday the art rooms are opened for a visit

  • Ceramics laboratory

  • A visit to Cefalu

  • A drive to Palermo via Monreale

Here we have a  hotel which is both boutique and gallery, displaying a range of contemporary artwork and photographs. The hotel provides the services one would expect of a 4-star hotel, with sleek and elegant rooms with Internet service, air conditioning, and LCD television.  Set in a quiet courtyard near the Arno and Ponte Vecchio and close to Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, you can enjoy a few quiet moments in the inviting lounge-library, or indulge in culinary Eastern delights at the Fusion Bar & Restaurant.

 

 
The 74 beautiful rooms and suites of the Hotel can be compared to unique creations of a highly refined art collection. A welcoming setting comprised of smooth Florentine crafted materials and contemporary art provided by renowned artists. The breathtaking beauty of the upper levels of the hotel features spectacular luxury suites, each uniquely named after a symbol of Florence. What each suite hotel has in common is the magnificent view over this impressive city. 
 
TIPS & SUGGESTIONS:
  • Take advantage of the exhibits here at the hotel. as there are exhibitions held here all the time. The examination of art is essential, and it is presented in a modern and versatile manner, through the careful selection of artists, such as David Lachapelle, Steven Klein, and Lise Sarfati’s ‘The New Life’.
  • Head out to one of their sister hotels and enjoy some spa treatments and we have a rage to offer from tranquillity pro sleep massage to a body ceremony for 2 ideal for our honeymooners. Tibetan sound massage, Aromasoul scrub... and more. 
  • Check out the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
  • Gain exclusive access to the historic atelier, watch Enter the exclusive world of Fratelli Piccini and discover the golden secrets within. jewellers at work, try on refined Piccini jewels and tour the private floors of a forgotten era. Or express the power of your love by designing a personalised piece that says it all.

  • Discover the world of silver at the Pampaloni factory. Watch the silversmiths at work and learn all about the manufacturing process. But most importantly discover the history of each object, its inspiration and design. If you’re inspired by what you see, commission a bespoke piece as a special gift. Select your shape from the archives or provide us with one and give a gift that expresses the depth of your feelings in silver.