Just off the coast of Sorrento, Italy, the little island of Capri resides under a radiant sun, a medley of undulating rocky cliffs robed in vibrant verdure. On its west side, atop a dramatic cliff, Hotel Caesar Augustus sits, regal and awaiting audience.
Hidden amidst the medieval White City of Ostuni in Puglia, La Sommita is a tucked-away palace, beckoning world-weary guests to take pause. With a Michelin star restaurant, blissful views over rugged terrain and modern suites with historical accents, it provides an amazingly restorative stay.
Life slows down at Blackberry Farm. The warm breeze lingers for a moment mid-air, before brushing past my skin. Birds sing a soft, languid tune. Trees sway gently under the rising sun, casting mottled light onto the footpath below.
We arrive at Abadía Retuerta at midnight, the vineyards cloaked in darkness and the stone walls of the former abbey gently glowing from the spotlights.