Expo 2015 and Abitare la Storia

Milan The cathedral

The best time to visit Italy is “Now”, at the occasion of Expo 2015: it is an opportunity to visit Italy and stay in prestigious Historic Hotels!

Italy will host in 2015 (from May 1st  to  October 31st, 2015)  the Universal Exposition (Expo 2015) in Milan.     Attended by  Country representations, Companies, NGO’s, Individuals from all over the world  Expo 2015 will focus during these six months, on the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.  Italy itself, with its centuries old tradition of fine food and drink will showcase each of its region’s accomplishments highlighting taste, quality and sustainability.

Coming from afar to visit Milan is certainly worthwhile for this event, but to fully take advantage of this occasion, why not take an extra few days and visit some of the Italian regions?  Hire a car, use the Freccia Rossa speed train, travel safely on well kept highways and provincial roads to discover restaurant, hamlets, awesome sights, art cities … from the Alps down to Sicily Italy is a constant surprise.  This year, also, some of you will have a big ally to make your trip more affordable:  the Euro (€), our national currency, has gone very significantly down with respect to many currencies and 20% against the US Dollar … so it’s a good occasion to take advantage of this, buy your tickets and reserve your Hotel!

Villa le Barone: view on the Chianti Hills from the gardens

And where to stay in Italy?   The prestigious historic hotels, partners of “Abitare la Storia”, of which Villa le Barone is a member, are located in beautiful places, from the north to the south of Italy. Staying in an  Historic Hotel , you will discover Italian art and culture, live in style,  and enjoy the tradition of Italian hospitality. Most of the time, you will be greated by the owner itself, who will be happy to tell you the story of his mansion and will give you advice on how to discover the region “out of the beaten tracks”.  It will be also the occasion to sample many of our regional foods and wines: risotto allo zafferano, bollito misto, spaghetti alla carbonara, cassata Siciliana, ribollita, Cannoli … and a thousand more specialties are available for you to taste together with Barolo, Chianti Classico, Aleatico, Brunello, Lambrusco, Amarone!

So, we , in Villa le Barone , are waiting for you  and can help you make a wonderful itinerary across Italy or the part of Italy you have chosen going through our list of Historic Hotels of Abitare la Storia.