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Luxury Travel in Italy for discerning travelers

Italy needs no introduction; from its fascinating history to its breathtaking scenery and delectable cuisine, this country has something for everyone. And it is the best haven for people seeking a luxury travel experience! This destination boasts a range of choices for everyone, from stunning hotels to mouthwatering cuisine and everything in between. Uncover historic landmarks in Rome or unwind on Italy's charming Amalfi Coast beaches. No matter which excursion you choose, you will take away memories that will last for a lifetime! Dive into Italy's art of refined living and emerge with a newfound appreciation for this remarkable country.

The best places to visit for luxury travel in Italy

Italy is a treasure trove of luxurious destinations that cater to the discerning traveler. Rome, the Eternal City, offers a wealth of opulent experiences, from private tours of the Vatican and the Colosseum to high-end shopping districts. The picturesque Amalfi Coast, with its stunning cliffside villages and azure waters, provides an idyllic setting for a lavish getaway, complete with private yacht excursions and gourmet dining experiences. In Tuscany, renowned for its rolling hills, vineyards, and charming medieval towns, luxury travelers can stay in elegant villas, enjoy private wine tastings, and partake in exclusive truffle hunting adventures. It is impossible not to fall in love with Lake Como, a renowned luxury destination. A gondola ride in Venice is as grand as the canal you’d ride in and is impossible to resist.  The Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) on Sardinia's north-east seaboard attracts billionaires and celebrities from all over the world. These destinations, among others, make Italy a top choice for those seeking a refined and indulgent travel experience.

Enjoy the pleasure of restfulness by embracing the concept of dolce far niente.

Have you ever heard of the Italian phrase "dolce far niente"? "Dolce far niente" translates as "the sweetness of doing nothing.” Referring to the enjoyment of restfulness, relaxation, and taking pleasure in the simple act of being. It embodies the idea of savoring the moment, slowing down, and finding contentment in stillness and leisure.

So, let us all embrace sweet nothingness and bask in its glorious tranquility by enjoying the slow-paced Italian way of life, and savoring each moment of the journey. Italy is a country that values quality over quantity, and luxury travel allows travellers to fully immerse themselves in the beauty, culture, and flavors of this extraordinary destination.

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Florence’s old Grand Hotel Majestic will be transformed into the Tuscan city’s new W Florence. After its debut in Rome last December, with the W R...

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Smeralda Holding. A new 35-room hotel, the fifth, is on its way for the end of 2022

Smeralda Holding. A new 35-room hotel, the fifth, is on its way for the end of 2022

Smeralda Holding is planning a new 35-room hotel for the end of 2022 and gradually completing various renovations, having invested over €100 million...

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Orient Express: La Dolce Vita train. An Arsenale - Accor venture for 14 Italian regions, Paris, Istanbul and Split

Orient Express: La Dolce Vita train. An Arsenale - Accor venture for 14 Italian regions, Paris, Istanbul and Split

For the Dolce Vita train the Orient Express company is no longer just a precious source of inspiration. Because the Arsenale company has partnered wit...

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Christmas in Cortina. Faloria Mountain Spa’s new chef and wellness packages 

Christmas in Cortina. Faloria Mountain Spa’s new chef and wellness packages 

After almost two years of lockdown people can’t wait to put their skies on again, and Cortina’s Faloria Mountain Spa Resort is preparing for this ...

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Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center changes hands between private equity companies

Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center changes hands between private equity companies

Cbre, the company that assisted the previous owner in the transaction, has announced that Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center has been sold to a lead...

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Marriott Courtyard Rome Central Park. Contemporary luxury, innovation, sustainability

Marriott Courtyard Rome Central Park. Contemporary luxury, innovation, sustainability

Marriott Courtyard Rome Central Park, a winning combination of convenience and contemporary luxury, is a 4-star hotel in an ideal location with views ...

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Montana Lodge & Spa, an exclusive 5-star retreat in La Thuile is a GeCo partnership

Montana Lodge & Spa, an exclusive 5-star retreat in La Thuile is a GeCo partnership

GeCo, the hotel consultancy company with over 30 years of experience in the industry, continues to develop key properties and is prepared for the mark...

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Snow-capped peaks and warm waters in South Tyrol’s hotels with outdoor pools

Snow-capped peaks and warm waters in South Tyrol’s hotels with outdoor pools

Relax your mind and invigorate your body by immersing yourself in the warm waters of the swimming pools at the best hotels in South Tyrol. The Excelsi...

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Palazzo Seneca. Classical luxury, Michelin dining and history beckon in Umbria

Palazzo Seneca. Classical luxury, Michelin dining and history beckon in Umbria

Palazzo Seneca Relais & Chateaux was the first hotel in Norcia and among the first in Italy’s central Umbria when it opened in the early 1900s. ...

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Glamping. Chic eco-sustainable lodgings from Italy’s southern coast to the Dolomites 

Glamping. Chic eco-sustainable lodgings from Italy’s southern coast to the Dolomites 

For those who want to luxuriate in nature without renouncing the amenities of a grand hotel, glamping is offering a growing range of original and chic...

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Pelagone Golf Resort. Investing in a greener future for the Tuscan golf course

Pelagone Golf Resort. Investing in a greener future for the Tuscan golf course

Il Pelagone Hotel & Golf Resort in Gavorann, in the province of Grosseto, plans a  €7 million investment in renovations of its 122-hectare prop...

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The Tornabuoni in Florence marks the debut of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection brand in Italy

The Tornabuoni in Florence marks the debut of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection brand in Italy

After a series of postponements due to the pandemic the Tornabuoni in Florence has finally opened its doors. The brand new luxury lifestyle hotel by A...

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Vivosa Apulia Resort

Vivosa Apulia Resort

Immersed in a Natural Park, with dunes of fine white sand caressed by crystal-clear sea, Vivosa is an Ecoresort that holds nature to heart and s...

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Ca 'di Dio.  Alipitour’s Vretreats Collection’s new luxury hotel opens in Venice

Ca 'di Dio.  Alipitour’s Vretreats Collection’s new luxury hotel opens in Venice

Ca 'di Dio, the Vretreats Collection’s new luxury property in Venice, is located in the Castello district along the Riva degli Schiavoni and is desi...

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Bressanone’s Haller Suites & Restaurant for nature and food lovers

Bressanone’s Haller Suites & Restaurant for nature and food lovers

Haller Suites & Restaurant in Kranebitt in the hills of Bressanone is ideal for those who love to relax in nature while enjoying good wine and foo...

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Belmond's takes over the Villa Beatrice in Portofino, Liguria

Belmond's takes over the Villa Beatrice in Portofino, Liguria

Belmond's long-term vision is to be the most desired luxury travel experience brand in the world: a vision that reflects its growth strategy of acquir...

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Ca' Cerchieri Loredan

Ca' Cerchieri Loredan

One of the most impressive Grand Canal palazzi in the entire Venice. Discover our luxury apartment for rent Ca' Cerchieri Loredan

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Executive Spa Hotel. A smart new luxury hotel in Italy's Motor Valley

Executive Spa Hotel. A smart new luxury hotel in Italy's Motor Valley

Il nuovo Executive Spa Hotel di Fiorano Modenese (MO) nel cuore della Motor Valley high-tech modenese, è ora un hotel smart, completamente plastic fr...

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Hnh Hospitality: record revenues in 2023 with +15% profits and margins

Hnh Hospitality: record revenues in 2023 with +15% profits and margins

The 2022-2023 fiscal year of Hnh Hospitality concluded on 31 October with record revenues and a 15% profits and margins growth. Heightened demand not...

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A new Marriott for Genoa's Levante waterfront?

A new Marriott for Genoa's Levante waterfront?

The Marriott Group could put its name on the new 130-room five-star hotel under construction on Genoa's Levante waterfront. A major development desig...

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Ara Maris, a 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Sorrento

Ara Maris, a 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Sorrento

Ara Maris, a 5-star luxury hotel, the new jewel of luxury hospitality, embraces hospitality as a philosophy of life, with a unique design that capture...

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Le Cattedrali Relais has reopened with Cannavacciuolo’s restaurant

Le Cattedrali Relais has reopened with Cannavacciuolo’s restaurant

The Laqua Collection has reopened the 5-star Le Cattedrali Relias in Valleandona in Piedmonte, with Cannavacciuolo’s Le Cattedrali Asti restaurant....

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The Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco has reopened with nine renovated villas

The Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco has reopened with nine renovated villas

The Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany has reopened, unveiling a comprehensive renovation of nine of its eleven private villas.  Nestled in th...

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Casa degli Spiriti: A gastronomic experience on Lake Garda

Casa degli Spiriti: A gastronomic experience on Lake Garda

Casa degli Spiriti is a gastronomic experience on the Verona side of Lake Garda.  Regional products and 1,500 bottles of fine wines Chef Federico C...

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Le DunePiscinas.The luxury of slowness in the “other” Sardinia 

Le DunePiscinas.The luxury of slowness in the “other” Sardinia 

Le Dune Piscinas which will open in April is the luxury of slowness in the “other” Sardinia. Sand dunes and transparent seas In south-western Sa...

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New private villas in the pipeline at the Verdura Resort in Sciacca (Sicily)

New private villas in the pipeline at the Verdura Resort in Sciacca (Sicily)

New private villas are in the pipeline at the Verdura Resort in Sciacca (Sicily).  Branded residences on the Group’ Sicilian estate Located along...

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento is celebrating its 190 years

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento is celebrating its 190 years

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento, the jewel of Italy’s Sorrento Coast, is celebrating its 190th Anniversary this year. Five million visi...

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Luxury Bike Hotels. Itineraries on Etna and in Umbria’s valleys 

Luxury Bike Hotels. Itineraries on Etna and in Umbria’s valleys 

Luxury Bike Hotels’ mountain bike itineraries on the slopes of Mount Etna and in Umbria’s green valleys. Tailor-made services for biking enthusia...

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Piero Pastore, new general manager of the Nolinski Venezia

Piero Pastore, new general manager of the Nolinski Venezia

Piero Pastore is the new general manager of the Nolinski Venezia. The hotel opened last year The Evok group hotel opened in June last year, and Past...

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Alex Dallocchio leads the rebranding of Romazzino on the Costa Smeralda

Alex Dallocchio leads the rebranding of Romazzino on the Costa Smeralda

Alex Dallocchio will oversee the pre-opening at Romazzino Hotel on the Costa Smeralda.  The Romazzino and also the Pitrizza, to be rebranded as Chev...

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The Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá is the Spanish group’s first hotel in Milan

The Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá is the Spanish group’s first hotel in Milan

The long-awaited Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá has finally opened its doors, the Spanish group’s first hotel in Milan.  Meliá’s first Milanese h...

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Steinbock Castle close to Bolzano for romantic getaways on Valentine's Day

Steinbock Castle close to Bolzano for romantic getaways on Valentine's Day

Steinbock Castle in Villandro, just half an hour north of Bolzano, is the perfect choice for romantic getaways on Valentine's Day. Winter walks, fine...

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The French group Leitmotiv opens in Italy with Casa Monti in Rome

The French group Leitmotiv opens in Italy with Casa Monti in Rome

The French group Leitmotiv opens in Italy with Casa Monti in Rome, following the opening of La Fantaisie in Paris.  The new 5-star will be in Rome...

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Green getaways: luxury hotels with a green conscience 

Green getaways: luxury hotels with a green conscience 

South Tyrol’s Sonnweiss has an environmental conscience. Set in Luson, just 40 minute from Bolzano in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites, Sonnweis...

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Steering high rollers towards Italy’s hidden treasures

Steering high rollers towards Italy’s hidden treasures

Luxury tourism in Italy is not only flourishing but poised to skyrocket, according to a recent study conducted by the Italian national tourism board E...

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Double new entry for the R Collection group in La Thuile and Courmayeur

Double new entry for the R Collection group in La Thuile and Courmayeur

The 5-star Montana Lodge & Spa in La Thuile and the 5-star Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc have opened: a double new entry for the R Collection ...

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OLM Nature Escape, the first sustainable eco-aparthotel in South Tyrol opened today

OLM Nature Escape, the first sustainable eco-aparthotel in South Tyrol opened today

OLM Nature Escape, the first sustainable eco-aparthotel in South Tyrol has opened today.   A gem of architecture and hospitality with a green heart...

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The 5-star offer Collina Luxury Relais near Bergamo to open at Christmas

The 5-star offer Collina Luxury Relais near Bergamo to open at Christmas

A new 5-star hotel, the Collina Luxury Relais, is set to open at Christmas in the Bergamo area.  24 beds, a gourmet restaurant and outdoor and indoo...

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Furore Grand Hotel’s first Michelin star just months from opening

Furore Grand Hotel’s first Michelin star just months from opening

Having opened its doors at the end of July, the Furore Grand Hotel on the Amalfi Coast gets its first Michelin star. Chef Vincenzo Russo’s first Mi...

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Villa Castellare de' Sernigi: luxury Chianti villa stays

Villa Castellare de' Sernigi: luxury Chianti villa stays

In the heart of Tuscany's lush wine-growing region this sumptuous villa can host up to 22, has an open-air theatre and concierge service, and is close...

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Bulgarella Group plans a new 5-star hotel in Milan

Bulgarella Group plans a new 5-star hotel in Milan

The expansion plans of the Bulgarella Group envisages a new 5-star hotel in Milan with developments also in Rome.   A 108-room hotel with two resta...

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Autumn in Merano: luxurious well-being with Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol

Autumn in Merano: luxurious well-being with Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol

In the spa town of Merano discover the Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol Group, a symbol of hotel excellence in the Italian Alps. The 5-star H...

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Castelfalfi renews its image with a new logo that combines past and future

Castelfalfi renews its image with a new logo that combines past and future

The brand new graphic symbol unites the past, present and future of the property. A restyling, four new suites and a new spaCastelfalfi Grand Suite ...

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Luxury hotels in ancient former convents, monasteries, and towers

Luxury hotels in ancient former convents, monasteries, and towers

Many ancient convents, monasteries, and towers are now luxury hotels and popular for high-end luxury stays.   The Fresco Room in an ancient convent...

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The sun continues to shine on Italy’s luxury hôtellerie

The sun continues to shine on Italy’s luxury hôtellerie

The performance of luxury hospitality in Italy is consolidating. While waiting to know this year's numbers, Giorgio Ribaudo, managing director of the ...

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Italy is an exclusive luxury destination for 20% of foreign visitors: ENIT and Unioncamere 

Italy is an exclusive luxury destination for 20% of foreign visitors: ENIT and Unioncamere 

Italy is an exclusive destination according to the ENIT study conducted by Unioncamere with the technical support of Isnart.  Italy’s allure is it...

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L'Albereta turns 30: a year brimming with special celebrations

L'Albereta turns 30: a year brimming with special celebrations

L’Albareta turned 30 at the end of September, and the special celebrations will last for a year. A party that will last for 365 days In creating L...

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Puglia Paradise. Luxury villas and trulli in prestigious locations in Puglia

Puglia Paradise. Luxury villas and trulli in prestigious locations in Puglia

Puglia Paradise is the first and only collection of luxury villas and trulli for holidays with private pools and premium services in the most prestigi...

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The Excelsior Venice Lido Resort gets fifteen new sea-view suites 

The Excelsior Venice Lido Resort gets fifteen new sea-view suites 

Fifteen new suites with sea views, located on the fifth floor of the hotel, are now available at the Excelsior Venice Lido Resort.  Rooms in classic...

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Palazzo Sangiorgio: a second 5-star hotel for Catania (Sicily)

Palazzo Sangiorgio: a second 5-star hotel for Catania (Sicily)

The newly-opened property is Catania’s second 5-star hotel. Renovations lasted three years The new Palazzo Sangiorgio features 25 rooms, including...

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VRetreats makes Florence's the Tornabuoni an official new entry 

VRetreats makes Florence's the Tornabuoni an official new entry 

VRetreats has made Florence's the Tornabuoni an official new entry. With the confirmation last year of five VRetreats new entries for the first part o...

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Villa Chianti Castellare de' Sernigi. A luxury holiday home in Chianti

Villa Chianti Castellare de' Sernigi. A luxury holiday home in Chianti

Villa Chianti Castellare de' Sernigi is a cosy, finely restored holiday home for stays in the tranquillity and relaxation of Chianti, in the Tuscan co...

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The Ligurian city of Genoa gets a choice of new 5-star properties

The Ligurian city of Genoa gets a choice of new 5-star properties

The Ligurian city of Genoa gets a choice of new 5-star properties following the reopening of  the now 5-star Bristol Palace. Luxury accommodation is...

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Genoa’s Bristol Palace gets its fifth star and a new presidential suite

Genoa’s Bristol Palace gets its fifth star and a new presidential suite

The Bristol Palace in Genoa has got its prestigious fifth star and a new presidential suite. Hitchcock apparently used the spiral staircase for Verti...

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New 5-star hotels in Numana, Sirolo and Senigallia in the Marche

New 5-star hotels in Numana, Sirolo and Senigallia in the Marche

Three new 5-star hotel openings in Numana, Sirolo and Senigallia in the Marche. The Vista Place Hotel is Numana’s first 5-star Following announcem...

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The first Gran Meliá in Italy will open in Milan on 1 November 

The first Gran Meliá in Italy will open in Milan on 1 November 

The day is fast approaching for the debut of the Gran Meliá brand on 1 November in Milan. The Gran Meliá will have 84 rooms, including 26 suites D...

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Reshaping fitness with Detox Revital and Sport at Palace Merano

Reshaping fitness with Detox Revital and Sport at Palace Merano

Palace Merano in Alto Adige is reshaping fitness with its detox Revital Method. Improving the quality of life  Glamorous five-star Palace Merano ...

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MIRA Borgo di Luce, an old monastery turned resort in Southern Italy

MIRA Borgo di Luce, an old monastery turned resort in Southern Italy

MIRA Borgo di Luce, an old monastery turned resort in Southern Italy. MIRA Borgo di Luce in Siracusa is a monastery transformed into a luxury villa s...

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FS Treni Turistici Italiani: Italian railways creates new company of Italian tourist trains

FS Treni Turistici Italiani: Italian railways creates new company of Italian tourist trains

Promoting high-quality, sustainable tourism, Italian Railways FS has launched tourist trains as an integral part of the holiday experience.  Newco F...

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Baglioni Hotels takes over Forte dei Marmi’s Paradiso al Mare 

Baglioni Hotels takes over Forte dei Marmi’s Paradiso al Mare 

A new Versilia entry for the Baglioni Hotels & Resorts group, which will manage the former Paradiso al Mare in Forte dei Marmi from 2026.  The h...

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InterContinental. Back in Italy after 7 years with a new Rome property

InterContinental. Back in Italy after 7 years with a new Rome property

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is to return to Italy with a new Rome property after a 7-year absence. 5-star rooms in Rome to double in five y...

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Castiglion del Bosco Safari. A new 5-star Tuscany walking trip 

Castiglion del Bosco Safari. A new 5-star Tuscany walking trip 

Medieval Tuscany, hot springs, Brunello vineyards and 5-star luxury in Rosewood’s Castiglion del Bosco with Maremma Safari Club’s new walking tour...

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Falkensteiner. A new 5-star hotel is planned for Lake Garda’s Salò

Falkensteiner. A new 5-star hotel is planned for Lake Garda’s Salò

The Falkensteiner hotel group has plans to construct a new 5-star hotel in Salò, on Lake Garda. The hotel and some apartments will open next summer ...

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Mangia's 5-Star Brucoli Resort Reopens After a €27 Million Renovation

Mangia's 5-Star Brucoli Resort Reopens After a €27 Million Renovation

Mangia’s Brucoli Resort has reopened following a €27 million renovation, the third since the joint venture between the Mangia's Group and Hotel In...

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The Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina celebrates its 150th birthday

The Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina celebrates its 150th birthday

The Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, which has spectacular views of Mount Etna, is celebrating its 150th birthday. An art installation and a pop-up wel...

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Rocco Forte ready to double in Puglia with a new 5-star masseria

Rocco Forte ready to double in Puglia with a new 5-star masseria

According to recent reports in the Italian daily La Repubblica, the Rocco Forte group is in advanced negotiations with the owner of the Relais del Car...

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Le Cattedrali. A 5-star luxury relais in the Monferrato hills

Le Cattedrali. A 5-star luxury relais in the Monferrato hills

Unspoiled nature and authentic luxury Le Cattedrali is a 5-star luxury relais in the little hamlet of Valleandona, just seven kilometres from the tow...

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Cape of Senses, the new 55-suite on Lake Garda

Cape of Senses, the new 55-suite on Lake Garda

The new Cape of Senses in Torri del Benaco on Lake Garda has opened its doors The resort has 55 rooms and a spa with two swimming pools The 15,000 s...

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Lindberg’s Grand Hotel San Pietro in Taormina gets a restyling

Lindberg’s Grand Hotel San Pietro in Taormina gets a restyling

After a restyling the Grand Hotel San Pietro in Taormina (Sicily) has joined the Preferred Hotels & Resorts network. In a privileged position ov...

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La Gemma Hotel, a new 5-star in Florence with a Michelin chef

La Gemma Hotel, a new 5-star in Florence with a Michelin chef

La Gemma Hotel, a new 39-room 5-star which has just opened in Florence, has a Michelin chef and is the Cecchi family's first hotellerie project. A tw...

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Florence for two. Romantic walks and weddings in the Tuscan capital

Florence for two. Romantic walks and weddings in the Tuscan capital

Florence is among the top choices for romantic walks and weddings in the capital of the Tuscany region.   The city is popular for weddings and hone...

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Dior wellness treatments at Taormina’s Grand Hotel Timeo Belmond

Dior wellness treatments at Taormina’s Grand Hotel Timeo Belmond

A new wellness experience in collaboration with Dior has Belmond’s Grand Hotel Timeo’s gardens as a backdrop.  Sea views and a specially designe...

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Evok Collection Group opens Nolinksi Venice, its first Italian hotel 

Evok Collection Group opens Nolinksi Venice, its first Italian hotel 

The new Nolinski Venice the first Italian hotel of the Evok Collection Group, opened on 15 June. The Palais Royal Restaurant has 2 Michelin stars Th...

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The luxury paradox: occupancy falls as hotel rates rise

The luxury paradox: occupancy falls as hotel rates rise

The number of luxury hotels in Italy continues to grow, so much so that there are already worries of an excessive availability. Especially in Rome, wh...

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New Ninò Restaurant for Villa San Martino, in the Valle d'Itria

New Ninò Restaurant for Villa San Martino, in the Valle d'Itria

Villa Relais San Martino in Martina Franca, in the enchanting Valle d'Itria in the province of Taranto gets  Ninò, a new gourmet restaurant. Rooms ...

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A new Four Seasons near St. Peter's in Rome to open for the 2025 Jubilee 

A new Four Seasons near St. Peter's in Rome to open for the 2025 Jubilee 

A new Four Seasons near St. Peter's in Rome is, apparently, to open for the 2025 Jubilee according to rumors that have been doing the rounds. A 5-sta...

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Baja Hotels’ Is Arenas Resort opens with an 18-hole golf course

Baja Hotels’ Is Arenas Resort opens with an 18-hole golf course

The new Is Arenas Resort from Baja Hotels with an 18-hole golf course made its debut at the end of May.  Set in a pine forest the resort has 75 room...

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Ludwig House, a rebel luxury brand in the hills of Valpolicella 

Ludwig House, a rebel luxury brand in the hills of Valpolicella 

Ludwig House, a rebel luxury brand in the hills of Valpolicella, is just 20 minutes by car from Verona.  Palladio’s villas are protected by UNESCO...

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Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento. Curated luxury on the Bay of Naples 

Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento. Curated luxury on the Bay of Naples 

Overlooking the Bay of Naples with views of the city, Vesuvius, the Sorrento Coast and Capri, the boutique Hotel Mediterraneo is an oasis of curated l...

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Atlantis Bay. The 5-star property in Taormina of White Lotus fame

Atlantis Bay. The 5-star property in Taormina of White Lotus fame

The five-star Atlantis Bay in Taormina, the Sicilian town that featured in The White Lotus, is the only hotel on Mermaids Bay.   The hotel is style...

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Luxury hotels boom in Rome. But will there be sufficient demand?

Luxury hotels boom in Rome. But will there be sufficient demand?

The boom in investments in luxury hotels in Rome may not be supported by a corresponding increase in high-end demand. This is the fear that emerged fr...

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Photography and painting breaks in Florence and Borgo Pignano 

Photography and painting breaks in Florence and Borgo Pignano 

Indulge in photography and painting, guided by a professional photographer and by young art students, for relaxing breaks in Florence and Borgo Pignan...

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The Castellaro Wine Resort enters Ecoluxury Retreats of the World

The Castellaro Wine Resort enters Ecoluxury Retreats of the World

The expansion of Ecoluxury Retreats of the World continues with the Castellaro Wine Resort in Lipari in Sicily. Three ancient premises surrounded by ...

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Pieve Aldina in Chianti, a new Relais & Chateaux, to open in June 

Pieve Aldina in Chianti, a new Relais & Chateaux, to open in June 

Pieve Aldina, in the heart of Chianti, is to join Relais and Chateaux and open this June.   The former residence of the bishops of Siena On the wi...

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Claudio Catani takes over as Vice President of FH55 Hotels Group

Claudio Catani takes over as Vice President of FH55 Hotels Group

Claudio Catani takes over as Vice President of the FH55 Hotels Group, which has three hotels in Florence and one in Rome. Repositioning FH55 hotels i...

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South Tyrol's Falkensteiner Kronplatz joins Leading Hotels of the World

South Tyrol's Falkensteiner Kronplatz joins Leading Hotels of the World

The Falkensteiner Kronplatz joins Leading Hotels of the World, the third LHW affiliation for the Falkensteiner Group.  “Being in LHW opens up mark...

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Accor Group's MGallery lands in Sardinia with the Palazzo Tirso

Accor Group's MGallery lands in Sardinia with the Palazzo Tirso

The first MGallery by the Accor Group has opened in Cagliari in Sardinia.  With 85 rooms and two swimming pools The Accor Group’s new five-star M...

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Ho Collection has a new trulli luxury concept in the pipeline

Ho Collection has a new trulli luxury concept in the pipeline

Ho Collection, which has a new trulli luxury concept in the pipeline, starts 2023 with the wind in its sails.  The residence is aimed at corporate g...

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Mangia's Torre del Barone in Sciacca (Sicily) has reopened as a 5-star property

Mangia's Torre del Barone in Sciacca (Sicily) has reopened as a 5-star property

Mangia's Torre del Barone has reopened on 7 April after renovations for €15 million and a repositioning as a 5-star property. Agrigento, Sciacca an...

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The Glamore Duomo: a new protagonist of luxury hospitality in Milan 

The Glamore Duomo: a new protagonist of luxury hospitality in Milan 

The Glamore Milano Duomo is a new 5-star protagonist of luxury hospitality on the Piazza Duomo square in the heart of Milan. Two new luxury hotels in...

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Rome is at the centre of luxury investments 

Rome is at the centre of luxury investments 

Rome is at the centre of investments in the luxury segment as its tourism recovery is confirmed, according to data presented during Albergatore Day, a...

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New villas and a Michelin Green Star for Tuscany’s Borgo Pignano

New villas and a Michelin Green Star for Tuscany’s Borgo Pignano

Borgo Pignano, a 12th century estate deep in the Tuscan hills, just a short drive from the medieval hill towns of Volterra and San Gimignano, is addin...

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2022. High-end travel stands out as tourism bounces back

2022. High-end travel stands out as tourism bounces back

To support the positive upswing post-Covid, Italy was present at the 2022 edition of The Luxury Travel Market International (Iltm) in Cannes with 19 r...

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Villa Saletta’s three luxury villas in the heart of Tuscany

Villa Saletta’s three luxury villas in the heart of Tuscany

Villa Saletta, an estate offering luxury hospitality in three villas in the heart of rural Tuscany, is one of the region’s most historic country est...

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Extra-luxury Alpine refuge suites in the Siusi Alps

Extra-luxury Alpine refuge suites in the Siusi Alps

Wood, stone, glass, design. Four spacious water-front refuge suites in the Siusi Alps, half an hour from Bolzano in Italy’s Alto Adige region, the G...

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Italia Highlights: 10 years of luxury tailor-made experiences

Italia Highlights: 10 years of luxury tailor-made experiences

Inbound operator Italia Highlights will celebrate its first ten years in business with the opening of a Milan office that will develop new corporate ...

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Destination Italia. “Our aim is to be as big as Italy’s outbound superstars

Destination Italia. “Our aim is to be as big as Italy’s outbound superstars

Digital b2b operator Destination Italia as big ambitions, aiming to become the number one inbound operator for global companies that sell Italy travel...

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Italian luxury hoteliers are over the moon. “It’s time to rejoice”

Italian luxury hoteliers are over the moon. “It’s time to rejoice”

There’s a lot of euphoria in the air. At least for Italian luxury hospitality, as was the mood a few days ago at the Luxury Hospitality Conference i...

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A luxury hotel for the Savoy Venaria Reale residence

A luxury hotel for the Savoy Venaria Reale residence

A luxury hotel is planned for the Savoy Venaria Reale residence. The project, which echoes those for Versailles in Paris and Schönbrunn in Vienna, is...

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Milan’s Luxury Hospitality Conference on 15 September 

Milan’s Luxury Hospitality Conference on 15 September 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the top luxury destinations in Italy?

Top Luxury Destinations in Italy:

  1. Cortina d'Ampezzo, known as the Queen of the Dolomites, is a prestigious ski resort with enchanting scenery.
  2. Costa Smeralda, on the north-east coast of Sardinia, attracts international billionaires and celebrities.
  3. Lake Como offers stunning natural beauty and glamour, attracting world-famous visitors and residents.
  4. Portofino, a picturesque fishing village, is popular among VIPs and famous for its luxury yachts and upscale boutiques.
  5. Capri, an island off the Sorrento Peninsula, is known for its high-end shopping, beautiful landscapes, and exclusive beach clubs.
  6. Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is a city with artistic and architectural wonders, including the famous Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo.
  7. The Amalfi Coast, with its colorful towns perched on steep cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, offers breathtaking views and luxurious hotels.
  8. Venice, the floating city built on water, is a unique destination with romantic gondola rides, exquisite restaurants, and historic landmarks like St. Mark's Basilica.
  9. Rome, the capital city of Italy, features ancient monuments such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon, as well as high-end shopping and dining options.
  10. Tuscany, a region famous for its rolling hills, vineyards, and charming villages, is a perfect place to experience Italian culture and cuisine while staying in a luxury villa.

What are some unique luxury experiences in Italy?

Unique Luxury Experiences in Italy:

  1. Enjoy a private helicopter flight over Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano.
  2. Charter a super-luxury yacht and sail along the Amalfi Coast or around the islands of Capri and Ischia.
  3. Go truffle hunting in Tuscany and participate in an exclusive cooking class using the truffles you find.
  4. Drive a Formula One car on a Grand Prix circuit in Monza.
  5. Experience a sunrise couple photoshoot tour on Venice's less crowded canals and bridges, capturing the beauty of the city without the usual crowds.
  6. Take a hot air balloon ride over the picturesque Tuscan countryside, enjoying the stunning views of vineyards, olive groves, and medieval towns from above.
  7. Indulge in a private wine-tasting tour in Piedmont, one of Italy's most famous wine regions, sampling some of the world's best Barolo and Barbaresco wines.
  8. Stay in a luxurious castle or villa in the heart of Tuscany or Umbria, surrounded by rolling hills, cypress trees, and vineyards.
  9. Explore the ancient ruins of Pompeii with a private guide, uncovering the secrets of this fascinating city buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
  10. Learn the art of glassblowing in Murano, an island near Venice famous for its exquisite glass products, and create your own unique glass masterpiece to take home as a souvenir.

What are some luxury shopping destinations in Italy?

Luxury Shopping Destinations in Italy:

  1. Via Monte Napoleone in Milan, home to designer boutiques and high-end fashion houses
  2. Via de’ Tornabuoni in Florence, featuring luxury brands and upscale shopping
  3. Via Dei Mille and Via Chiaia in Naples, offering a mix of designer stores and local boutiques.
  4. Via Condotti in Rome, known for its up-market Italian fashion houses and luxury jewelry stores
  5. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, a historic shopping arcade with luxury boutiques and restaurants
  6. Piazza di Spagna in Rome, featuring designer stores offering upscale shopping with a view of the iconic Spanish Steps
  7. Venice's Mercerie, a collection of narrow streets and alleys filled with luxury shops and boutiques
  8. Portofino, a small coastal village on the Italian Riviera known for its luxury shopping and picturesque scenery.
  9. Serravalle Designer Outlet near Milan offers discounted luxury brands and designer stores.
  10. Bologna's Quadrilatero, is a network of medieval streets lined with high-end fashion boutiques and artisan shops

How can I plan a luxury trip to Italy?

To make the most of a luxury travel experience in Italy, discerning travellers can opt for curated luxury travel packages which offer a seamless and personalized journey, combining the best accommodations, exclusive experiences, and expert counselling.

Italy Luxury Travel provides personalized travel experiences, including hotel bookings, tours, activities, and transportation arrangements. They work closely with their clients to identify their needs and wishes, then propose the best solutions to meet those requirements. You can contact Italy Luxury Travel through their website, where you can submit an inquiry or request a quote for your dream vacation. They will respond promptly to help you plan the perfect luxury trip to Italy.

How can I enjoy luxury transportation in Italy?

Consider hiring a limo service for private tours, excursions, and custom day trips. Alternatively, consider renting a luxury car or yacht for an extravagant way of exploring the beautiful Italian coastline. Italy is also known for its luxurious train services, such as the Venice Simplon-Orient Express, which offers a journey through the country's picturesque landscapes in vintage carriages with elegant dining options. For a more unique experience, consider a helicopter tour over the stunning Italian countryside, or a hot air balloon ride over Tuscany at sunrise. Whatever mode of transportation you choose, Italy offers plenty of luxurious options for a memorable and stylish travel experience such as yachts for coastal exploration or renting a high-end sports car for a thrilling driving experience.

Are there luxury spas and wellness retreats in Italy?

Luxury travel in Italy ensures the utmost comfort and relaxation. Whether it's staying in opulent hotels and villas or enjoying spa treatments amidst serene landscapes, luxury travelers can unwind in style and rejuvenate their senses.

The top luxury wellness retreats in Italy include:

  1. Preidlhof: Located in the mountainous South Tyrol, Preidlhof offers exceptional wellness programs, an adult-only award-winning spa, and a picturesque landscape for a transformative wellness experience.
  2. Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda: Nestled in the renowned Riviera dei Limoni, this Lake Garda lakeside resort offers a 3,800-square-meter spa for rejuvenating body, mind, and soul.
  3. Rosa Alpina-Aman: Situated in the UNESCO-protected Dolomites, this family-run mountain retreat features a three-Michelin-starred restaurant, an spacious spa, and luxurious accommodations.
  4. Le Sirenuse Positano: This cliffside resort on the Amalfi Coast offers stunning views, beautifully designed rooms, and a blissful spa experience.
  5. Palace Merano: Focusing on bio-energetic medicine, this Dolomites wellness resort offers a range of activities, including pilates, water aerobics, and Turkish herbal baths.
  6. The Ranch Dolomites: This celebrity-favorite retreat offers personalized fitness, nutritional, weight loss, and detox programs through 8-hour sessions of exercise, yoga, and spa treatments.
  7. COMO Castello Del Nero: Set in the rolling hills of Tuscany, this 12th-century castle features Renaissance frescoes, contemporary design, and the luxurious COMO Shambhala Retreat with wellness therapies and farm-to-table Tuscan produce.

Other notable mentions include Borgo Santo Pietro, Oliveto Estate, Borgo Egnazia, Castel Brando Hotel, and Miramonti Boutique Hotel. These luxury wellness retreats combine the beauty of nature with the power of wellness for a truly enriching and rejuvenating experience.

What types of luxurious accommodations are available in Italy?

Italy offers a plethora of luxurious accommodations that epitomize the art of fine living. From historic palaces to boutique hotels, these establishments provide unparalleled comfort, impeccable service, and exquisite design.

One such iconic luxury hotel is the Hassler Roma in Rome. Located at the top of the Spanish Steps, this five-star hotel offers breathtaking views of the city and boasts luxurious rooms and suites in classic Italian style. Guests can indulge in gourmet dining at the Michelin-starred Imàgo restaurant or unwind at the rooftop bar, enjoying panoramic vistas of the Eternal City.

For those seeking a seaside retreat, the Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi is a perfect choice. Nestled on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this family-owned luxury hotel combines elegance with breathtaking natural beauty. With its private beach club, infinity pool, and world-class spa, Hotel Santa Caterina offers a haven of relaxation and indulgence.

In Tuscany, the Castello di Casole is a true gem. Situated within a historic castle estate, this luxurious retreat offers spacious suites and villas that blend modern comfort with traditional Tuscan charm. Guests can enjoy farm-to-table dining experiences, explore the surrounding vineyards, or pamper themselves at the spa.

Looking for luxurious activities in the Italian countryside?

In the Italian countryside, some luxurious activities include:

  1. Staying in an agriturismo: these farm stays offer a unique experience of living in contact with nature while enjoying locally produced food and wine.
  2. Horseback riding through vineyards: explore the picturesque Chianti wine region on horseback, stopping at local wine cellars to learn about winemaking traditions and taste exquisite wines.
  3. Truffle hunting and cooking classes: join a truffle hunter and his dog in the forests of Tuscany to uncover these rare delicacies, followed by an exclusive cooking class and lunch featuring the truffles you found.
  4. Relaxing in thermal baths: unwind in natural thermal baths like Bagno Vignoni or Saturnia, which have been used for relaxation and healing since ancient times.
  5. Private boat tours: charter a luxury yacht or boat to explore the stunning coastline, islands, and lakes of Italy.
  6. Helicopter tours: take a private helicopter flight over breathtaking landscapes, such as Mount Etna or the Tuscan countryside, for a bird's-eye view of the region.
  7. Wine tasting experiences: visit renowned vineyards and wineries for exclusive tastings and behind-the-scenes tours of the winemaking process.
  8. Fine dining in rural restaurants: indulge in authentic Italian cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients at charming countryside eateries.
  9. Exploring medieval hilltop towns: discover the age-old history and architecture of quaint towns like San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Pitigliano, known for their striking towers and fortifications.
  10. Island hopping: venture to the beautiful islands off the coast of Italy, such as the Aeolian Islands or Giglio Island, for a luxurious getaway filled with stunning scenery, crystal-clear waters, and outdoor activities.
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