Located in the heart of “Araucanía”, in Chile’s Lake District, the homeland of the courageous Mapuche people, breath-taking glacial lakes mirror the frosted tips of volcanoes and lush flora decorates national parks. Once a war ground, this area stretching over 99km², saw the Mapuche people resisting the
Umbria is a region located right in the heart of the Italian Peninsula and is well known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy, as well as influence on culture. In the middle of all this, surrounded by 3,000 hectares of forest, in the municipality of Parrano, lies Eremito Hotelito Del Alma.
Along the shores of Estonia, one of the brave Baltic nations that has miraculously retained a flourishing culture and identity throughout centuries of occupation and oppression, the low lying countryside island of Muhu welcomes vacationers from the newly thriving and vigorous cities of Tallin and Riga. The forests of the island
In the centre of Norway, just about one hundred miles south of the Artic Circle, the winters are mild and the summers are warm. Where once glaciers carved rivers of ice, gigantic cliffs now form the fjords of Norway, and the land is covered in green forests. At the
There was a time when the monks of Saint Anne lived at a small cloister on the slopes of Etna, surrounded by orchards and gardens. When Guido Coffa found this beautiful landscape, he immediately felt that he had a perfect location for a luxury boutique hotel in Sicily. He
In the south of Switzerland, the Rhone River is born from the melting Rhone Glacier at the base of the mountain called the Klein Furkahorn. The river begins to wend its way westward, towards Lake Leman and Geneva, before passing on to French territory. In the Swiss province of
The capital city of Spain, Madrid, lies at the heart off the Iberian Peninsula, and some of the most sweeping landscapes found in this dry, Mediterranean land unfurls to the north of the city. About ninety miles north of Madrid, the Rio Duero emerges
In Central America, where the tropical jungles are rich and the Gulf of Mexico brings cooling breezes in the evening, the Coppola family, led by the famed director Francis Ford Coppola, has created an exquisite resort for the bespoken exploration of the Yucatan Peninsula, called Blancaneaux Lodge.
The coastline of Norway, like all of Northern Europe, is warmed by the constant flow of the Gulf Stream, and the region’s history of glacial erosion has created some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world. Near the center of the country lies the small island city of Alesund, and
Located on the remote Banks Peninsula, where green hills tumble down to the sparkling waters of the Pacific, Annandale is a working sheep and cattle farm surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most pristine countryside. Four architecturally striking villas – one a cosy cottage for two, another a family house with its own