An Italian Affair

A blog about all things Italy: people, places, stories, shoes and food.

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La Cuccagna - Italy

With an idyllic location in the Umbrian countryside, between Perugia and Gubbio, La Cuccagna is a charming family-run guesthouse offering comfy accommodation in carefully restored interiors. And while the decorating style is rustic and simple, rooms come complete with plush bed linens, organic toiletries, and lovely terraces. A glistening infinity swimming pool and some magnificent landscape gardens add to the charm of this warm and inviting retreat, where you can also indulge in home cooking, learn how to make pizza and pasta in true Italian style, and participate in various workshops.

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Athermi Suites - Santorini, Greece

Facing the infinite blue of the Aegean, Athermi Suites is a sublime Santorini getaway with delicate Cycladic-inspired interiors, the largest swimming pool in the Caldera and impeccable personalized service. Guests can choose from 5 different types of suites, all of which exude an atmosphere of romance and gracious living, with their bespoke furnishings and sprawling terraces overlooking the sea. Expect fabulous touches such as an iron canopy bed, an outdoor Jacuzzi or a built-in bathtub with sensational volcano views.

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There’s almost nothing in Lafayette 148’s February catalog that I don’t like. Some of my favorites here: linen Gissela jacket ($498) and pant ($268) and a gorgeous stretch Fallon trench that’s sheer in back ($498) at www.lafayette148.com.