Springtime suggestions at the hotels of the Baglioni Collection
Holidays for every taste in luxury Italian style
Milan, March 31st, 2010 – With the arrival of spring guests of the Baglioni group of hotels can take advantage of a wide range of special, tailor made experiences to enhance their stay. These range from the excitement of driving luxury sports cars through Italy, to wine tasting, shopping opportunities and nights at the opera.
Driving experience in Rome, Florence, Milan and Bologna: for car enthusiasts and lovers of Italian style, the Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome, the Relais Santa Croce and the Hotel Bernini Palace in Florence, the Carlton Hotel Baglioni in Milan and the Grand Hotel Baglioni in Bologna offer exclusive stays to experience the thrills of driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini in Italy.
Every morning, an expert driver - at the wheel of a seperate car, which is constantly in touch with you by a mobile radio system - will lead you in your chosen vehicle through the Italian countryside. You will make stops in charming small villages, enjoy delicious Italian food and visit vineyards along the way.
For an even longer and deeper driving experience, a special 6 night itinerary joins together the cities of Rome, Florence and Milan.
Music in Verona: for those wishing to experience a performance in the Verona Arena, the Due Torri Hotel Baglioni offers the chance to hear the world’s greatest singers on the occasion of the 88th season of the Opera Festival.: enjoy a wonderful room, a warm welcome with sparkling wine, a tasty buffet breakfast and, before the concert, a gala dinner in the hotel’s prestigious restaurant.
Concerts featuring Alicia Keys, Michael Bublè, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder are also scheduled for the summer.
Shopping, in Venice and Milan: the many and varied boutiques of Venice with their wide range of fashions, world famous Murano glassware and stunning jewellery are a delight for those who love to shop.
At the Luna Hotel Baglioni in Venice you will find a warm and sophisticated atmosphere, with a special gift in the room on the arrival, an aperitif at the Caffè Baglioni, a wonderful breakfast served in the enchanting Salone Marco Polo and a tour with a personal shopper. To conclude the experience, try your luck with complimentary entrance to the famous Venice Casino.
An inviting combination of shopping, culture and gastronomy is offered by the Carlton Hotel Baglioni. You may enjoy a tour of the famous fashion district with a private guide for 3 hours or a cultural tour of the city. Add on a visit to the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, a SPA treatment and a dinner on the Baglioni Terrace.
Art and culture in Venice, Florence, Rome and Aix-en-Provence: if art and cultural experiences are your preference, the Luna Hotel Baglioni in Venice offers the opportunity to visit the most important attractions in San Marco and, the famous Peggy Guggenheim Collection on the Grand Canal.
Delicious lunches and dinners in the hotel’s award winning Canova restaurant will make your stay even more delightful.
On the other hand, the Relais Santa Croce suggests visits to historical places that are normally closed to the public, such as Palazzo Pitti and the Ferragamo Museum, or, to a small jewellery workshop or to the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella, where the perfumes conceived for the court of the Medici family are still kept and produced.
In Rome, the Regina Hotel Baglioni offers guests the opportunity to admire the works of Caravaggio, whose most important paintings are celebrated in a special exhibition from the 20th of February to the 13th of June at the Scuderie del Quirinale. A 3 hour itinerary in search of the churches that still keep his paintings and, focusing on the origin of the artist, inviting and delicious tastings of dishes from the region of Lombardia.
Still with art, this time in France, where Villa Gallici suggests an interesting Cézanne discovery route with a guided tour of Aix-en-Provence and Saint Victoir Mountain, places that the artist loved and painted or, perhaps a visit to his famous studios.
Villa Gallici has a chic elegance and stylish, intimate atmosphere and will welcome you with handmade delicacies and a dinner under the plane trees of the terrace.
Food and wine in Florence and in Mirambeau-Bordeaux: those loving the pleasures of the table can enjoy the 8 Star Emotional Gourmet Experience, 5 stars of the Relais Santa Croce and 3 Michelin stars of the Enoteca Pinchiorri combine in tasting dinners showcasing both Tuscan food and it’s wine culture with luxury rooms, frescoed halls and historical Florentine works of art.
For wine lovers, Chateau de Mirambeau suggests a holiday dedicated to oenology, with visits to the vineyards and to the famous wine and cognac producing firms of the area. Private tasting of the local Bordeaux wines with the sommelier.
Golf and family in Punta Ala: golf lovers can celebrate the arrival of the first warmth of spring with a holiday at the Baglioni Residence Alleluja in Punta Ala in the Tuscan Maremma. Beside one of the most important courses in Europe, with 18 holes par 72, Residence Alleluja offers warm hospitality, comfort and elegance: welcome cocktails, a luxury room or apartment, free access to the private beach services, sauna and Jacuzzi. For those who don’t play golf there is a beautiful swimming pool set in lush gardens to relax by with the family.
Family in London: for those wishing to spend time with the family, the Baglioni Hotel London offers luxury communicating rooms, a free dvd film selection, buffet breakfast, London Eye tickets, complimentary use of bicycles, Nintendo Wii or Playstation for the whole stay.