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Six Senses Rome has fish and vegetable dishes in the new Rome rooftop restaurant.

The sustainable Eat with Six Senses philosophy

Upholding the culinary principles of farm-to-fork Mediterranean cuisine, the Notos rooftop in the Six Senses Rome which has with a panoramic view over the city, is now focusing on vegetable dishes, seafood and fresh wild fish. The menu in this, the hotel’s second restaurant, embodies the hotel's commitment to sustainability and the Eat with Six Senses philosophy, offering dishes that combine traditional Italian recipes with contemporary cuisine.

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Open from aperitifs to midnight 

Following a recent redesign the restaurant occupies part of the rooftop and is open every evening from aperitifs to midnight. Softly lit lanterns and lounge, live or DJ music contribute to the cozy and relaxed atmosphere, while the sunset adds its own form of magic. Like the rest of the Notos rooftop, the restaurant area will also be available for private events.

“The Notos is our flagship restaurant” 

“Since the opening of the Six Senses Rome, the Notos rooftop has become our flagship restaurant,’ says general manager, Francesca Tozzi. -I am thrilled with the opening of this second restaurant which allows us to expand its culinary offerings. Our terrace is the perfect setting for any special occasion: whether it is an intimate dinner or a big celebration. We look forward to welcoming both hotel guests and the local community.”

Published in Food&Wine

Volare is focusing on international frequent flyers with its new campaign.

Members can apply up to 19 August

The ITA Airways‘ loyalty programme has launched a new Status Match campaign, which gives members of 19 airlines loyalty programmes direct access to one of Volare's top clubs and its exclusive benefits, depending on which one they come from. Frequent flyers who apply for and receive approval for the Status Match will earn 10,000 Volare qualifying points. It is possible to join the campaign up to 19 August and the promotion is valid for all Volare members who have entered a residence address other than in Italy when they register.

For members of the Volare and Volare Avventura programmes

To participate it is necessary to be a member of the Volare or Volare Avventura programme, to be in possession of a membership card of a level higher than the basic level, i.e. an entry level obtained at the time of enrolment in the loyalty programme of one of the airlines included in the Status Match campaign, and not to have taken part in previous Volare Status Match campaigns.

Volare counts over 2.1 million members worldwide

Launched in March 2022, Volare has over 2.1 million members worldwide and over 30 commercial partners in the hotel, mobility and finance sectors, as well as 10 airline partners, including Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, Air Europa, Air France, Delta, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines (MEA), Virgin Atlantic and Saudia. Today, 36% of Volare's members are based abroad.  The United States, Brazil, France and Argentina are the four main international markets in terms of membership.

Published in Transportation

After renovations that began in 2023, the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort officially becomes part of Marriott's soft brand, Autograph Collection. 

73 rooms, and 14 suites coming soon

Located near Porto Ercole, just 90 minutes from Rome Airport, the resort has 73 rooms and suites, all with private terraces overlooking the golf course and the Orbetello lagoon. A further 14 suites are expected to be added shortly to what for Marriott is the group's first Italian golf resort and the first for Autograph Collection in Europe.

The only PGA National Italy golf course

The property also includes a wellness centre with a heated indoor pool, and it can boast the only PGA National Italy golf course in the country. In 2025 the Argentario Golf Club will be the venue for the Italian Open, which is part of the DP World Tour. The resort's two restaurants, the Dama Dama and the Club House Restaurant, serve typical Tuscan and Mediterranean dishes using local organic products, many of which come from the resort's vegetable gardens and farms.

Published in Hospitality

The Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome has joined the Virtuoso portfolio.

Virtuoso counts over 20,000 luxury travel consultants and agents

Virtuoso is a network of over 20,000 luxury travel consultants and agents with an average annual turnover of $25-30 billion worldwide.

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“Our approach is one of bespoke service” 

"Virtuoso's evaluation process is incredibly selective, so becoming a partner is an excellent achievement,- said Frederico Ayala, sales director Anantara Hotels Italy. -The reputation for exceptional customer dedication enjoyed by Virtuoso's member agencies fits perfectly with our approach to bespoke service.” 

Exceeding Virtuoso members’ expectations

“Now that we are part of this renowned network we look forward to offering Virtuoso consultants and their clients a range of services, values and experiences that will exceed their expectations."

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Published in Hospitality

Ryanair is investing in Calabria’s airports by adding Boeing B737-800s at Reggio Calabria and  Lamezia Terme.

New routes to all three Calabrian airports.

It is also introducing new routes in all three of Calabria’s airports - Lamezia Terme, Crotone and Reggio Calabria. The airline will therefore have four based aircraft, 50% growth (up to one million passengers), 15 new routes to the region and support for over 1,200 jobs.

A total of eleven new routes

The winter sees Ryanair launch 11 new routes: 7 to Reggio Calabria from London Stansted, Brussels Charleroi, Milan Malpensa, Pisa, Frankfurt Hahn, Katowice and Paris Beauvais; 2 to Lamezia from Tirana and Brussels Charleroi and 2 to Crotone from Treviso and Turin. In addition, for summer 2025 Ryanair will introduce a further 4 new routes to Lamezia Terme from Trieste, Madrid, Wroclaw and Bucharest.

Growth is thanks to the removal of the municipal surtax 

"This strategic move, following regional president Occhiuto's far-sighted decision to abolish the municipal surtax in Calabria, allows us to rapidly increase our capacity in the region," said Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson. "The winter 2024 operation to Calabria will result in 82% growth over last winter, with three based aircraft and a total investment of $300 million. In addition, we plan to base another aircraft in Lamezia Terme for summer 2025, bringing the total number of aircraft based in the region to four and increasing our total investment to $400 million. This will lead to 50% growth next year for the region, supporting over 1,200 jobs and contributing to economic growth, improving tourism, connectivity and offering lower fares for both citizens and visitors.”

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“We could offer an additional 3 million seats a year for Sicily” 

“Ryanair is now calling on all the Italian regions to eliminate this regressive tax. In particular Sicily and Sardinia should follow the positive example of Calabria and revolutionìze their connectivity by eliminating the tax. Ryanair could offer an additional 3 million seats per year for Sicily and 2 million for Sardinia by transforming connectivity on an annual basis, as we have done in Trieste and now in Calabria."

Improving accessibility and internal mobility

"In view of the next winter season, there will be an extraordinary increase in connections to and from Calabria with many European and Italian cities,- added the region's president. -This represents just the right gratification for the efforts we have been making for the past two and a half years to increase tourist flows in our region. Our commitment is linked to improving accessibility and internal mobility services, as demonstrated by the agreement reached just a few weeks ago with the car services company Uber.”

Published in Transportation

Turning medieval music into “pop” music, and making it known to all. 

Assisi will host 20 different medieval musical events

Using a place where the Middle Ages is still alive in alleyways and squares, vibrating like the strings of a harp played by passionate and expert hands. This is the aim of DeMusicAssisi, the first medieval music festival scheduled for Umbria, and one of the few in Italy, which will be held in Assisi from 15 to 20 August. 

Admission is free to all the concerts and events 

The Festival - promoted by the Municipality of Assisi, with the artistic direction of the Accademia d'Arti Antiche Resonars – was launched last year, attracting a vast and transversal audience. Not only enthusiasts of medieval music, but also many who were not so familiar with it, as well as tourists who discovered how “pop” and fascinating ancient music can be. It was a success well beyond expectations, and it led to this second edition which has even more events and concerts than the first time - all with free admission.

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Flash mobs and medieval music DJ sets

DeMusicAssisi 2024 takes place entirely in the historic centre of Assisi, with over 20 different events in evocative locations. A temporal journey through musical repertoires composed between the 13th and 15th centuries, it will feature musicological conferences, meetings with historians, didactics, workshops, touring shows and even flash mobs and medieval music DJ sets. The happening also includes an exhibition dedicated to antique instruments and the art of the lute-makers who, in attendance, will answer questions from the public.

Devotional music features in this 2nd edition

The theme of this second edition is the "Laud", or devotional music which is linked to the medieval movement of the Confraternities, and to the celebrations for the Franciscan centenaries 2023-2026.  The Festival will feature educational activities aimed at the historical-musical reconstruction of the performance of the Lauds, recounting the liturgical, "popular," and transversal aspects of medieval devotion, through the cultured compositions of religious origin. 

Assisi will become a world capital of medieval music 

From Gregorian chant to the performance of the Lauds in Latin and the vernacular, from monody to Italian and English polyphony, the journey will conclude with a trip to the Middle Eastern philosophy of the time of St Francis and St Clare. Artists from all over the world will participate in this exciting second edition of the Festival which is becoming increasingly international, with musicians and researchers from England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Syria, Austria, the United States and Belgium. Turning Assisi into a sort of world capital of medieval music.

Published in MICE & Events

The Terrace - a unicum in the Italian airport panorama – is an extension of the Eataly point of sale which has been operating from May 2022 in Terminal 1. 

A new Eataly eatery and cocktail bar

In the Terminal 1 area dedicated to direct flights in Italy and to Schengen destinations, with its excellent Italian style cocktails, the new Eataly Terrace is the ideal place for a relaxing aperitif before departing ,and is a further F&B outlet in the area that already has twenty bars and restaurants.

“Our Food & Beverage offer is increasingly exclusive” 

"Our Food & Beverage offer is increasingly exclusive, engaging and complete. With this new suggestive and unique location, we consolidate and further evolve the commercial offer of our prize-winning airport, guaranteeing passengers a quality travel experience," said Marilena Blasi, CCO Aeroporti di Roma.

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Quality catering in the new food and wine stopover

"The opening of the new Eataly Terrace is in line with our development strategy in the airport reinforced by our new identity as part of Avolta," said  Luca D'Alba, general manager Italy F&B Avolta. "This consolidates our partnership with Eataly; we share a strong inclination towards innovation and the continuous development of a diversified and high-level offer. Our thanks go to Aeroporti di Roma, with whom we strengthen our presence at Fiumicino by interfacing with a high number of international passengers, offering a catering service dedicated to those who wish to enjoy a quality food and wine stopover." It is possible to book a table for the Eataly Terrace with Book a Table on adr.it.

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Italy’s first Costa Coffee in Rome’s Terminal 3

With this latest inauguration, the collaboration between Aeroporti di Roma and Autogrill is further strengthened: last April the first Costa Coffee British coffee chain, founded in 1971 by the Italian brothers Bruno and Sergio Costa, opened in Italy, in Rome Fiumicino’s Terminal 3 departures satellite.

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Italy, renowned the world over for its rich cultural heritage and exquisite cuisine, has a coastline that stretches over 7,500 kilometers, offering an unparalleled variety of beach experiences, from the dramatic cliffs of Sicily to the crystal-clear waters of Sardinia, and from the many enchanting islands that dot the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas, to much more besides. 

Picture yourself on the sun-kissed beaches of Sicily, and while you’re there why not indulge in culinary delights such as fresh seafood and local favourites like rice arancini and sweet ricotta cannoli? Sicily isn't just an island; it's an experience waiting to be savored.

Sardinia, often described as having the "world's most beautiful waters," is Italy second largest island and has Caribbean-like beaches and emerald seas. It also has luxurious resorts, charming family-run hotels, and a wide choice of alternative accommodations, world-class cuisine and quality shopping. A great option is Santa Maria di Pula’s Hotel Flamingo, a 4-star with a pool which is set in an eucalyptus wood, and is within easy reach of Cagliari and its international airport.

The chance to explore sun and sea holidays in Italy also means discovering smaller islands like Lampedusa with its translucent waters and marine reserve which is a haven for snorkelers and divers while Pantelleria – which also lies below Sicily - is known for its volcanic landscapes and therapeutic hot springs. Tiny Giglio and Elba lie off the Tyrrhenian coast not far from Rome and have a wide selection of idyllic spots for sunbathing and swimming. And on the Adriatic Coast there are the Tremiti, five tiny sun-drenched islands, just over an hour by ferry from the Apulian coast. 

But the queen of them all is Capri, the epitome of Mediterranean glamour and natural beauty. Nestled in the Bay of Naples this island has dramatic cliffs, lush gardens, chic boutiques and an inimitable café lifestyle. Many visitors take boats to the secluded beaches and sea caves that dot the coastline, but who can argue with days spent lazily lounging in the sun and taking in the dazzling colours of the Mediterranean Sea?  Just a short ferry ride from Capri lies Ischia which is renowned for its volcanic landscapes, therapeutic thermal springs and spa hotels and resorts, set against a backdrop of lush greenery and sun-drenched beaches.

The Adriatic coast is fabled for its golden sandy beach lidos, from Lignano Sabbiadoro and Jesolo to Ravenna and Rimini, while the many resort towns on the coasts of Apulia, Basilicata and Calabria appeal to nature lovers and are popular with campers and glampers, with glamping now one of the fastest-growing trends for summer and beach holidays. And on the heel of Italy, the 4-star Nicolaus Prime Il Gabbiano in Marina di Pulsano, less than an hour from Taranto, is just 50 metres from the sea which boasts natural underwater springs. 

On the eastern seaboard Liguria has Viareggio with its elegant promenade and famous carnival, and Tuscany can boast the Maremma with its buttero cowboys and chic sea resorts like Porto Santo Stefano and Capalbio. The stretch of coast from Civitavecchia to Rome’s Ostia beaches, and on down to Naples with Anzio, Terracina and Gaeta may be less sophisticated, but offers popular resort towns for all tastes and pockets.    

Plan your escape to Italy's coastal wonders and experience the magic of sun, sea, and la Dolce Vita. From family-friendly resorts to romantic getaways Italy offers something for travellers seeking the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure and memories that will last a lifetime.

Published in Leisure

Marriott's Ac Hotels brand makes its debut in the Eternal City with the new Clodio Roma. 

A renovated building close to many of Rome’s attractions

The hotel is in a completely renovated mid-20th century building in the Prati district, close to Rome’s Olympic stadium and in proximity to some of the Eternal City’s most beautiful attractions, including St. Peter's Basilica, Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican Museums. The area is served by excellent public transport links to the city's main tourist attractions.

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The hotel has an all-day restaurant service

The Ac Hotel Clodio Roma has 103 rooms and suites. On the ground floor the Ac Lounge is multifunctional and has an outdoor terrace and a bar area. Open all day, it serves typical Italian and Roman cuisine. Every late afternoon, the lounge invites guests to enjoy an exclusive Italian aperitif at the bar.

Published in Hospitality

There are two new additions to the summer network of rail connections operated by FS Treni Turistici Italiani: Rome-Lecce and Milan-Nice. 

Comfortable sleeping carriages and quality restaurant services

The new services to the Salento, with a night train for Lecce, and to the Côte d'Azur, with a daytime Espresso, reply to the growing demands from tourists both in and outside Italy.The Rome-Lecce is an absolute novelty. It will depart on 18 July, offering a new sustainable and quality holiday travel experience to and from Puglia. The train will stop in Caserta and then proceed, without further stops during the night, to Puglia. Here it will stop at Bari Centrale, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Fasano, Ostuni, Carovigno, Brindisi and Lecce. The comfort of the sleeping carriages is equal to the quality of the excellent service in the restaurant carriage. Passengers can also bring luggage and sports equipment on board, thanks to a dedicated carriage.

The Espresso Riviera runs from Milan to Nice 

FS Treni Turistici Italiani's other summer novelty is the Espresso Riviera. From 3 August to 1 September, this train departing from Milan will travel to Nice, with stops in Menton and Monaco-Principality of Monte Carlo. In Nice travellers will also be able to take advantage of French trains to continue on to Cannes and Marseille. The international service has been made possible thanks to the availability of the French company SNCF Reseau and the collaboration between FS Treni Turistici Italiani and Trenitalia France, the company of the Italian passenger hub operating in France.

“We offer high levels of comfort and privacy” 

"These new connections," says Luigi Cantamessa, managing director of FS Treni Turistici Italiani, "confirm the great versatility that distinguishes us, and they mark a further step towards an increasingly high-quality and efficient form of tourism. Ours is a different service, with high levels of comfort and privacy, thanks to the exclusive use of the carriages and with a hotellerie- on-wheels. We can cofigure the train composition according to passenger needs. Holidays begin on the train with the large windows allowing passengers to appreciate the beauty of our country and there is the added pleasure of travelling at a different railway speed.”  The two new train services join the Espresso Versilia from Milan to Livorno and the Espresso Cadore connecting Rome with Cortina. 

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