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What to Wear on an Italian Getaway

What to Wear on an Italian Getaway

On a rare "kiddo-free" vacation to Italy to celebrate their anniversary, Buru Founders, Morgan and Brett hit 3 major cities and explored the beautiful countryside along the way.

From Venice to Florence, through Tuscany to Umbria and finally making their way to Rome, we are recapping WHERE they stayed, WHAT they did, and what Morgan WORE.



A city you truly have to see to believe, Venice wows from every angle and every form of water transport. Morgan and Brett landed from a red eye direct from New York and immediately hit the water....boating.  Wink. Wink.



Aman Venice
Set in the completely renovated Palazzo Papadopoli, family-owned until eleven years ago, this grand palace, one of eight of its size on the Grand Canal, is a modern marvel. 
Though the property was at full capacity during the entirety of the Hutchinson's stay, they hardly dined with or saw other guests, as the Aman takes exclusivity extremely seriously. 
While the suites are next level, Brett and Morgan had more than enough space and amenities in the Palazzo Stanza Canal Grande. The view is certainly worth the upgrade from a standard room!



Touristy as it may be, one should not visit Venice without exploring the city by gondola (or boat taxi for that matter).  The latter being quite pricey, but still very much worth it!

A few things/places not to miss:

Aperitivos at al fresco Bar Longhi in The Gritti Palace

Sunset stroll over the Rialto Bridge

Lunch or Dinner at any of Hotel Cipriani's restaurants

An afternoon spent meandering through "the calli"—the narrowest pedestrian streets sandwiched between buildings.

Delicious seafood dinner at Linea D'Ombra



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Even in the rain, Florence is magical. Romantic, quaint, and full of art, fashion and good food. What more could one ask for!



Portrait Firenze, The Lungarno Collection
Owned by the Ferragamo family, design is paramount. This all suite hotel sits right on the Arno River with unobstructed views of the Ponte Vecchio. The staff is extremely helpful and the onsite restaurant right on the river is delicious and chic.


A few things/places not to miss:

(Captain Obvious ALERT...). The David.  Do yourself a favor and ask your hotel concierge to reserve the tickets for you ahead of time.  Then, prepare yourself that you will still wait in a very unorganized line where no one knows what is happening. And will see the David, and you will likely be impressed. Once inside, it takes 45 minutes or less.

The Ferragamo Museum

Gucci Garden

Uffizi Gallery

Artisanal Jewelry shopping along Ponte Vecchio with gelato in hand



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A two and a half hour drive from Florence through Tuscany to Umbria will land you in the delightful world of Castello di Reschio—one of the most impeccable properties one may every experience.  (Sorry to be dramatic...but it's that good.) Dating back to 1050, this Castle turned hotel and estate scattered with villas, is the epitome of hospitality, beauty and fun!


Castello di Reschio
A few things to note on your journey: the main property has a two night minimum and the villas have a one week minimum.  No matter how long you stay, it will not be long enough!


A few things/places not to miss:

Lunch by the fire at Ristorante Alle Scudarie

Cocktails by the piano at the Palm Court

Dinner for two at the "lover's table" at Ristorante Al Castello

Taking a dip in both the heated indoor pool by candlelight and outdoors in the main, pond-like infinity pool.

Cooking class

Floral arranging by the fire

Horseback riding

Aperitivos in your room with a good book



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A quick ending to the trip in Italy's capital city was a whirlwind of 15,000 steps in a single day, filled with the Big 5: Spanish Steps, The Pantheon, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum.



Edition Rome
Tucked away on a side street, yet right in the heart of the city, this sleek spot checks the box of style with a big dose of hospitality and gorgeous outdoor spaces. 


A few things/places not to miss (on an adult only "rushed trip" through Rome!):

Cocktails at The Hassler Hotel

Lunch at Jardin de Russie

Tasting Menu at INEO at Anantara



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