Picture a painting of a historic cityscape by Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi or Raphael, add a dash of local charm and architecture, and a sprinkling of natural beauty, and then bring it all to life in a wood-fired oven – that’s Bergamo! Virgin trees line the Bergamo Alps mountain range that surrounds this fairytale city. Intricately carved churches and castles rise from the morning mists in this medieval landscape. And snow-capped mountains shatter the glassy smooth waters of Lake Iseo at the heart of town. Bergamo is a fairytale reminiscent of a story book.
Milan is a city famous for high fashion, stock markets, and a concoction of architectural styles. There is, however, another side to this city of towering gothic spires – food! Visitors to Italy tend to overlook Milan when they are in search of authentic Italian dishes exactly because the city is so famous for its fashion designers and shopping malls.
Aurigny Air Services Limited, known as Aurigny, is the flag carrier of Guernsey, the minuscule Crown Dependency floating in the English Channel. The airline is small and personal as opposed to the impersonal experiences offered by most of the larger airlines around the world.
Like a delicate painting by one of the greats, Raphael or Giovanni Bellini, the postcard picture perfect walled town of Bergamo can aptly be described as an artistic masterpiece brought to life. Intricate architecture and tree-covered mountains that smash into the glass-like waters of Lombardy’s second largest lake set the stage for one of Italy’s greatest theatre plays, a fairytale journey through a forgotten wonderland.
Picture a steaming cup of black coffee sitting beside a rich, buttery pastry on a heavy wooden table beside a window looking out onto a busy high street. When you imagine this how do you feel? The Danes and Swedes take a similar approach to relaxing over a hot drink and a snack.
Thanks to an uptick in bespoke tailors and boutiques, Berlin is quickly becoming a haven for high-end shoppers looking for one-of-a-kind wearables. Off-the-shelf style is no longer good enough for fashion-forward luxe lovers, and celebrities like George Clooney and Claudia Schiffer now flock to Berlin’s luxury tailors for their next killer outfits.