Capri’s Colourful Masterpiece Refreshed at Hotel La Palma

The glitz and glamour that visits Capri will soon find a new address to flatter their style. The famous Hotel La Palma – formerly known as Locanda Pagano, the oldest hotel on Capri, first graced the island in 1822 and was home to artists, poets, writers, architects, painters and musicians. It is now set to reopen for its distinguished guests in April next year and reclaim its throne as the epicentre of the Italian island’s social scene. Hotel La Palma, a 50 room hotel including 18 suites, each complete with its own private balcony or terrace, will be Oetker Collection’s reimagined incarnation of the island’s iconic dolce vita lifestyle as part of the group’s Masterpiece Hotels portfolio. The iconic hotel

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Capricious Beauty: Travel in Capri, Italy

Editor’s Note: We’re all dreaming of travel ahead. Here’s some inspiration for future adventures. We share places, products and activities we recommend. If you make a purchase using a link on our site, we may earn a commission. Italy’s Capri is best known as a fashionista’s paradise and a top travel destination frequented by celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé Knowles. But if you wander beyond the labyrinth of lanes flanked by boutiques like Dolce & Gabbana and Versace, you can exercise more than your buying power on a variety of challenging hikes. Soaking up all the colors on the coast This Italian isle’s pulse-pounding potential is immediately apparent as our ferry from Naples, Italy, approaches the port of Marina Grande. Wedged

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15 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

  If you’ve ever seen an island on a postcard or a screen saver featuring a perfect patch of sand, rustling palms and a breathtaking view of the serene blue waters, it’s most likely on this list. But not all islands are the same, and each one has its own specialty. What are the most beautiful islands in the world? The Maldives is made up of more than 1,200 small islands.  While some have sublime beaches, others feature untouched pockets of jungles, exotic cultures or magnificent mountain peaks. Some of these islands are in the ocean, some in beautiful lagoons, and some islands are a true natural paradise. Let’s explore the 15 most beautiful islands in the world. Baros Resort

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Nicky Zimmermann’s guide to Capri

The Australian fashion designer shares her tips for the Italian island known for its dramatic landscape and glamorous appeal When did you first visit Capri? ‘I first visited Capri in 2002, on my honeymoon. My husband and I went late in the summer and we loved everything about it. We stayed at the Grand Hotel Quisisana, and I think we must have booked the tiniest room in the hotel because we could barely fit the luggage in, but we had such a good time. Evening drinks at the hotel were a highlight before dinners around the island. I remember days spent swimming and lounging by the sea, long lunches, and evenings of window-shopping and walking the streets. I was struck

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