Great Escapes Italy. The Hotel Book
Legendary hotels and secret hideaways full of atmosphere.
In Italy, art and life are entwined. This visual journey offers glimpses of rural landscapes, high culture, and divine food, all spied through the doorways and windows of the country’s most stunning hotels. Gorgeous photographs of hideaways and homesteads from Venice to Sicily offer fabulous accommodation suggestions for your next dolce vita getaway. Angelika Taschen takes us to hidden gems across the country, profiling each getaway through extensive photography and key information.
Angelika Taschen takes us to hidden gems across the country, profiling each getaway through extensive photography and key information. Here, some of Italy’s most amazing landscapes and diverse regions are brought to life, like Tuscany, Umbria, the Amalfi Coast, and, no less magical, the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily. In these mythical surroundings are legendary hotels full of atmosphere, where novels are set, movies are made, weddings are celebrated, and famous love stories consummated: Villa d’Este on Lake Como, the Pellicano Hotel in Porto Ercole, the Il San Pietro on the Amalfi Coast, and the Palazzo Margherita in Basilicata—to name just a few. Angelika Taschen also reveals where to find more secret and hidden jewels—from the Locanda Cipriani, a destination for food lovers on the island of Torcello, to the romantic Castello di Vicarello in Tuscany and the atmospheric Masseria Moroseta in Puglia.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.
Hardcover, 9.4 x 11.8 cm, 5.3 lbs, 360 pages
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