Move Over, Tuscany: Puglia Is Italy’s New Hotspot for Luxury and Wellness Retreats

Puglia hasn’t always been on the global list of luxury travel destinations. But change is coming, thanks to visionary hotel investors and passionate local entrepreneurs. Restored farmhouses known as masserie dot the region. These lush properties boast gourmet restaurants, wellness retreat facilities, day spas, and villa-like suites–some with private swimming pools. A short distance south […]

How Wines From a Little-Known Region Became Some of the Most Expensive in the World

Bordeaux, Burgundy, Barolo. Any oenophile’s eyes will light up at these names. With histories of winemaking dating back centuries, premier wine regions like the aforementioned trio command high prices and break records at auctions. So how did Bolgheri, an obscure Italian hamlet, rise to fine wine prominence on par with these regions within just a […]