Take to the skies with a helicopter trip over Italy’s most majestic peaks
Being on the ground at the Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa is spellbinding enough. After all, step out from the parquet floors and marble columns of the hotel and you’re right in the heart of the historic cobbled neighbourhood of Brera and within a catwalk’s distance of Milan’s fashion district. But to truly understand the beauty of this region, elevation is required.
A private helicopter trip is the perfect way to admire the cyan waters of the Orta Lakes, the exquisite Borromee Islands and a 1,500m-high view of the Maritime Alps, towering Mount Rose and the depths and peaks of the Po Valley.
With a personal tour assistant to take care of you, you’ll be handed a glass of champagne as, from high, you gaze at the soaring wonders of Northern Italy, a region fully deserving of its moniker as Europe’s Garden.
Cernobbio | Milan | Florence | Tavarnelle Val di Pesa | Sorrento | Ravello
Begin your journey at one of Italy’s best-known properties: Villa d’Este occupies an enviable spot on Lake Como, amid 25 acres of luxuriously landscaped parkland. Accommodation at this Leading Hotel is divided between two historic mansions, one from the 16th century, and the other built for a queen of England.
A short drive south, meticulously reconstructed on the former site of the historical 16th-century Palazzo Cramer, Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa is set in the fashionable heart of Milan in the Brera District, close to a shopping area, art galleries, bars and nightlife.
Dashing in the direction of the coast, located in the heart of the city, J.K. Place Firenze is an exceptional haven, adored by everyone who stays behind the discreet townhouse façade of this Leading Hotel. In between forays to explore the city or to shop, retreat to the hotel for drinks and some excellent organic Tuscan specialities.
After charming cities, your journey leads to the heart of Tuscany, where picture-perfect landscapes with olive groves provide a memorable backdrop for this 12th-century castle, located in the Chianti region. Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa is now a luxury hotel with a 1000sq m ESPA spa for a truly caring experience offering luxurious service as a member of Leading Hotels.
Continue your tour with sun-filled days along the beautiful Amalfi coast. Perched on the cliff edge of Sorrento, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has a history full of superlatives. Owned and operated by the Fiorentino family since 1834, the property has hosted Richard Wagner and Oscar Wilde, who enjoyed the same breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius as today’s guests.
The journey ends in the charming town of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast south of Naples, where Palazzo Avino offers spectacular views from its vantage point on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean. Originally a 12th-century villa built for an Italian noble family, this award-winning Leading Hotel was refurbished to the highest standards while retaining its medieval and baroque features.
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Villa d'Este, Palazzo Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa, J.K. Place Firenze, Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa, Grand Excelsior Vittoria and Palazzo Avino are all members of Fine Hotels & Resorts.
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