It was the fifth event of this kind, which up to 2019 took place yearly and limited its overlook to Tuscany. This year Monica has extended it to a much wider range, given the need to help tourism resumption everywhere. The program, as always designed to allow the illustrious participants to experience and grasp the various lifestyles without any stressful schedule, left adequate space for relaxation, networking and true pampering. The result was a very effective showcase, a fall in love with the places, so much so that participants will soon come back to hold their main events and weddings.
It all began in Ladispoli (Rome), at the wonderful La Posta Vecchia Hotel, where the group stayed for two days: a journey through history perfectly summarizing the magic of Italy, between Renaissance’s romanticism, the Pompeii era’s parties and a contemporary relaxation. The hotel, belonging to the Pellicano Hotels group, is affiliated with both The Leading Hotels and Virtuoso.
Participants then moved to Ischia, which has long been proposed as a new destination for events and travel, thanks to its thermal, historical and cultural heritage as well as its proximity to Naples and the Amalfi coast (only one hour drive from both). The stay, lasting until the 18th was organized under the aegis of Ischia Is More, a promotional consortium of entrepreneurs, managers and tour operators, as well as with the contribution of Foraday, a local tour operator which organized both a geological and archaeological activity at sea to let guests experience the history of the island’s seabed, and a visit to the Ravino Gardens, famous for their succulent plants.
Three hotel facilities hosted the planners in Ischia: the Hotel Mezzatorre, belonging to the Pellicano Hotels group such as La Posta Vecchia and also affiliated with Leading and Virtuoso, a boutique resort on a private bay with a suggestive Spanish tower; Botania Relais & Spa, boutique resort as well, inside a three-acre garden comprising aromatic plants, fruits and thermal water pools; and the San Montano Resort & Spa, affiliated with The Small Leading Hotels of the World, among charming decorations and furnishings plus thermal pools enhancing the splendid view between the gulf of Naples and the Gulf of San Montano. The farewell dinner was based on typical local
cuisine at La vigna di Alberto.
Then the group moved on to Amalfi, at the newly opened Borgo Sant’Andrea, a wonderful five-star hotel nestled just below a cave along Amalfi’s main road, descending towards the sea. The views are unique as well as the design and fashion touch characterizing the living room. Fourth stop: Paestum, just one hour drive from Amalfi. The Savoy Beach Hotel is a gem full of history and charm. Perfect for big and small events, practically the very only carbon-neutral hotel in the world, it has a buffalo farm for mozzarella and yoghurt which get exported everywhere, as well as an amazing restaurant with unforgettable wines and dishes. The Spa will be inaugurated in January 2022. And, grand finale, Naples, Starhotel Terminus, part of the prestigious 30-hotel collection by the Fabri family, spanning through Italy, New York, London and Paris.