It had been a while. Twenty years, maybe more? I have a vague recollection of Évora Monte (or Évoramonte, both are correct). It is the village you cannot miss — set on a very high hill, seen from miles away, and unmistakable. Its odd castle, looking much like a wedding cake — soaring high above the cork forests of the Alentejo. It is a rare walled town, with a rare palace/castle.
Lithuanian summer is filled with the colours, tastes and sounds of seasonal food being gathered, prepared and enjoyed. The locals invite to savor the “pink soup”, the bizarre Lithuanian ice cream variety as well as a wide selection of traditional snacks and beer tasting tours enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
After a year of lockdowns and restrictions, it’s clear that travel is more than just a ‘nice to have’; it’s an essential part of life for many. Now, as vacations and getaways become less of a dream and more of a possibility, travellers can finally shift from wanderlust – the longing to travel – to wandermust, the insatiable need to travel.
The success of the musical Hamilton created renewed interest in the duel: the gentleman’s code of honour reflected in “man to man” combat that for centuries was relied on to settle issues of insult or other differences. What seems to the modern mind a bizarre practice provides the narrative for Ridley Scott’s latest film, The Last Duel, starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. It is an historical drama based on the book by Eric Jager that tells the story of the last legal duel allowed in France which took place in 1386.
The newest offering at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is a fashion experience featuring a private wardrobe curated by Italian fashion influencer Selvaggia Capizzi. Additionally, custom jewelry, celebrity hair and makeup artist for a night out with Italian society in the Eternal City, suite accommodations and VIP transportation from Rome Airport are included in the 5-night Bellissima Experience.
France gets all the attention from cyclists because of its epic Tour de France bicycle race, but Slovenia is a European cycling destination that is home to some of the best cyclists in the world and quickly gaining attention from serious cyclists as a two-wheeled holiday destination.
As museums and galleries re-open in the Greek capital of Athens, they’re joined by an unprecedented wave of fantastic new openings and temporary events throughout 2021. This surge in energy has been catalysed by the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. After two centuries of the modern Greek state, Athens’ cultural scene has never been more vibrant.
A healthy environment is an important factor in maintaining a high quality of life in Bavaria. It’s the stunning landscapes and ancient traditions that define the Bavarian way of life for many of its people locally and internationally. Locals and visitors alike can protect the nature and the local cultures so everyone can have the opportunity to experience the unique moments and magnificent traditions Bavaria has to offer. One of the most significant ways to achieve this goal is through the sustainable use of natural resources. Already, several native Bavarians are working hard to conserve Bavaria’s natural heritage and old traditions in this way. They have made it their responsibility to ensure a prosperous future for generations to come.
Awe-inspiring views from the Corniche Road in the Côte d’Azur, vast rolling hills in the English countryside, and a glimpse of the Vltava River from the Charles Bridge in Prague await. Offering a unique feast for the senses, the road trips connect 13 captivating European Four Seasons properties across six uniquely curated routes, taking in castles and wineries, caves and cities, mountains and lakes, and much more. From sourcing the best hidden eateries for authentic cuisine to insider tips on tourist-free views, in-the-know Four Seasons Concierges in each destination work in collaboration with guests to customise every moment.
Glamping has fast become one of the most popular ways to travel, offering families, couples and individuals the opportunity to soak in nature while keeping some comfort and luxury.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite glamping itineraries from around the world – Where to Stay, What to Do, and Where to Eat – to inspire you to get outside and enjoy weekends in nature.