Nun Assisi

Italy: Nun Assisi

Tucked away in the small town of Assisi lies the elegant boutique hotel known as Nun Assisi Relais & Spa Museum. This boutique hotel boasts only 18 rooms, each elegantly executed with historically-themed furniture, inspired by the restoration of the St. Catherine monastery, built in 1275 to house Benedictine nuns.

hotel villa cora

Hotel Villa Cora

Nestled in the verdant Tuscan countryside, on the rolling hills bordering the historical center of Florence, A magical marriage of style and history, this 19th-century aristocratic residence was built in the late 1860s by German financier, Baron Oppenheim, and subsequently turned into a luxury hotel.

hotel de russie

Hotel de Russie

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” Pablo Picasso said. In February 1917, he visited Rome with his friend, the poet Jean Cocteau, while planning the staging of a ballet. They stayed at the Hotel de Russie, and, legend has it, leaned out of the windows of their adjoining rooms to pick oranges.

Italia with La Famiglia

When I first thought of traveling with my mom (Judy Seligson), the genre of a mother daughter trip seemed rather limited and uninspired. Fortunately, neither my mom nor I are spa aficionados, nor can we imagine going on a cruise. We both eat gluten-filled food whenever possible, we love cities, and bodies of clear salt water.