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Fly to Sardinia: the pearl of Mediterranean

Fly to Sardinia

You don’t need to fly out of the Mediterranean to find a real exotic island. Land in Olbia or in Cagliari to discover a different world full of ancient beauty. Sardinia captivates with its beaches and jet set lifestyle. The coastal drive thrill, wild nature and pure waters are the mix of this unique island. Luxwing can bring you to this paradise, in perfect comfort. We can arrange the best catering for your flight, exclusive transfer with limo and reservation of the most charming hotel.

 

Here is our selection of the Sardinia treasures
by Luxwing Communications 

 

Beach Beauties

Sardinia has some of the dreamiest beaches you’ll see in your life. The sand really is that clear and white, sometimes pink,  the sea the bluest blue, like a Van Gogh painting. Imagine dropping anchor in Costa Smeralda’s scalloped bays, on the north east of the island, where celebrities and tycoons swim in emerald waters; playing castaway on the Golfo di Orosei’s coves, where sheer cliffs ensure total privacy; or sailing to La Maddalena’s cluster of granite islands. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, right after Sicily, but there are many islands of Sardinia that you can also visit, pearls of a great treasure.

Costa Smeralda

The Costa Smeralda, in the north east part of the island, is the most famous place of Sardinia. It begins about 12km north of Olbia and is as 10km piece of wild land between the gulfs of Cugnana and Arzachena. Although strict rules were imposed to prevent a massive and uncontrolled building development – you won’t see any multistorey hotels, advertising hoardings or fast-food restaurants – the area has little in common with the rest of Sardinia, and the luxurious holiday villages have something artificial and vaguely fake, but this hasn’t stopped the biggest tycoon from coming with their mega yacht and buy huges properties.

Food & Wine in Sardinia

Sardina is a paradise for gourmet too. Sardinian culinary tradition goes hand in hand with its natural variety: deeply tied to the past and based on genuine food and home-made products, it switches between the flavours of roasted meats, typical of the internal land (cooked according to local variants), the delicious fish recipes typical of the coasts, passing through the numerous sweets and cookies made with almond paste, honey, sapa (Cooked Grape Must Syrup) and to the tasty and full bodied local wines. At the end, a good espresso, like everywhere in Italy.

Time Machine

Sardinia has been polished like a pebble by the waves of its history and heritage. The island is scattered with 7000 nuraghi, bronze age towers and settlements, tombe dei giganti (‘giant’s grave’ tombs) and domus de janas (‘fairy house’ tombs). Down every country lane and in every 10-man, 100-sheep hamlet, these remnants of prehistory are waiting to be pieced together like the most puzzling of jigsaw puzzles.

Paris

Fly to Paris: the places you must see

Fly to Paris

A smooth landing in Le Bourget, and Paris will open the arms to you. Thinking about Paris, the first thing that pops into your mind is the “city of love”. But Paris is much more than this! Luxwing can bring you to this cosmopolitan city, in perfect comfort. We can arrange the best catering for your flight, exclusive transfer with limo and reservation of the most charming hotel.

 
Here is our selection of the best things to do in Paris.

by Luxwing Communications 

 

1 – On top of the Eiffel Tower

We can say this is the symbol of France itself, it can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. It is 330 meters high, and its construction was a technical and architectural challenge. Strong emotions kick in as soon as you start climbing the Eiffel Tower. That’s why more than over 8 millions of visitors make the trip every year, climbing its three levels to get to the very top. Paris seen from so high up is worth the detour and the climb! The higher you go the more the city reveals itself: monuments pop up here and there, definitely a must-do for anyone who visits Paris! Don’t forget that the Eiffel Tower takes on a different person at night. Twinkling and shining above the “City of Lights,” as Paris is nicknamed, you can also take in the Eiffel Tower during the evening while enjoying a gastronomic meal at one of its restaurants.

 

2 – A River Boat Cruise on the Seine

Elegant riverboats traditionally called “bateau mouche”, offer an alternative way to discover the city of lights. Once onboard, navigating monuments and buildings, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your time on the Seine. The Seine is the artery that runs through the heart of Paris. Geographically speaking, the river is the capital’s central axis and has always played a major role in Paris’s history and now is the heart of tourism. Several landmarks throughout the city attest to this rich past. Bay windows provide sweeping views of the Seine and its banks. As if you were living a daydream, taking a cruise on the riverboat is a fantastic way to spend quality time with loved ones, enjoying a perfect French meal.  

 

3 – Garnier Opera House

Entering the opera, you’ll see how the building opens up and spreads out like tentacles, each part revealing a specific purpose that lends even more theatrical airs to the opera.

This neoclassical masterpiece was created by the architect Charles Garnier at the end of the Second Empire. Inaugurated in 1875 as the “New Opera” in a Haussmannian Paris, it fascinated onlookers with its ornate richness, eclecticism, architectural and decorative audaciousness. Garnier brought together France’s best artisans, painters, and sculptors. And for the first time in France, Garnier used mosaic to decorate the gallery vaults that lead to the grand hall. The Garnier Opera has become one of the most spectacular Italian-inspired theaters.

 

4 – Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris

Notre-Dame is a masterpiece of French Gothic architecture. Initially spearheaded by bishop Maurice de Sully, the cathedral’s construction spanned for more than two decades: from the beginning of the 11th century to the first half of the 14th century. The cathedral has been a firsthand witness to several historical events such as the arrival of the Holy Crown in 1239, the exoneration of Joan of Arc in 1456 and the coronation of Napoléon I in 1804. Before the horrible fire that hit the cathedral in  2019, people could visit its towers allowing to access the Galerie des Chimères (Chimera Hall) before continuing to the top of the South tower where, in the company of gargoyles, the city of Paris could be seen.

 

5 – Luxembourg garden

Paris is a city of large green spaces and one of the most well-kept and most visited is the Luxembourg Gardens, south of the Seine River. Its design, fountains and flowers are worth a visit, but don’t just go there to do the tourist check: sit and read, buy an ice cream and live the daily life of Paris go by in this park. The hustle and bustle of Paris comes to a halt in these impeccable gardens, within which you’ll also find the palace that gives them their name.

 

 

 

 

6 – Louvre Museum

You can’t miss the glass pyramid located in the Napoléon courtyard, the symbol of the museum. The 13th century Philippe Auguste fort that surrounds the museum was reorganized until becoming the royal residence for centuries. In 1793 it became the Central Museum of Arts, France’s first national museum. Year after year the museum’s collections grew larger, thereby taking up more and more place at the palace. Today, the immensity of the Louvre is incredible: it has been estimated that nine months are needed to see each and every work of art on display. The Louvre is indeed one of the world’s biggest museum; its exhibition surface area of 18 acres displays 38,000 works of art out of the 460,000 that the museum possesses within its walls. These masterpieces are spread out in 8 main galleries: Oriental Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Arts, Decorative Arts, Sculptures, Paintings, and Graphic Art.

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7 – Montmartre

Montmartre is the highest point in the capital and is famous for the Sacré Coeur Basilica (Sacred Heart) as well as panoramic views of Paris. While admiring views of Paris, take a break at the lively Tertre Square where painters and portrait and caricature artists work outside, the perfect way to get a sneak peek at a masterpiece in the making! By the way, both Renoir and Van Gogh rolled up their painting frock sleeves at the Tertre Square.

After following the more “standard” route, take the time to head off the beaten path and discover more intimate spots to fully enjoy the neighborhood. Montmartre is more than just painters; it’s a cultural and gastronomic hotbed with its own authentic charm. Steep streets wind their way past vine-covered homes and hidden staircases lead to quaint, cobblestone squares. This is Montmartre’s undeniable charm. Let yourself be guided by it and you’ll discover more than what you expected, from the romantic Allée des Brouillards to the architectural delights at Clichy Square.

 

8 – Pompidou Museum

In a city as cosmopolitan as Paris, contemporary art has a lot to say and a visit to the George Pompidou Museum is proof of that. At the Pompidou you will see one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Europe, with works by Duchamp, Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse, but also original montages by other artists that will make you have a great time during your visit. The Pompidou is a museum to have a good time, have fun and enjoy art while learning, that’s why I always say that the Pompidou is an ideal museum to visit if you are travelling to Paris with children

 

9 – Versailles

We all know the history of the rise of absolutism and its fall with the French Revolution, but to visit the Palace and gardens of Versailles is to relive it in each of its rooms. History aside, a visit to Versailles is a must for both the sumptuousness of the palace and its stunning gardens.

Any trip to the Palace of Versailles from Paris: it will take almost a full day and you can get to Versailles from central Paris by train or hire independent transport and a guided tour.

When planning your visit, check the opening times of the Palace of Versailles, but be aware that the queues for tickets to the Palace of Versailles are at least two hours long; booking your tickets in advance will save you precious time which you can then spend on all there is to see inside the Palace of Versailles.

 

10. Paris by Night

The Moulin Rouge is Paris’s number 1 show, if not Europe’s. For more than 126 years, the most legendary French cabaret has been welcoming spectators from all over the world to see the famous French Cancan dance firsthand. Around the globe, the Moulin Rouge is appreciated and admired by spectators and performers alike.

The lights dim, the curtains open and the troupe enters on stage and spectators can take in the beauty of the Doriss Girls and Doriss Dancers. These 80 artists coming from all over the world, wear a total of 1,000 costumes decorated with feathers, rhinestones, and glitter that are made by Paris’s most famous tailors. Great decoration in a kaleidoscope of colors and one-of-a-kind designs created by Italian artists liven up the stage. Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the show with its numerous original musical scores. Don’t forget the incredible leg-lifts by the most beautiful girls in the world!

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Milan

Fly to Milan: the places you must see

Fly to Milan: the places you must see

 Thinking about Milan soul, the first thing that pops into your mind is the world capital of fashion and shopping; the city is indeed famous for its fashion weeks and many designer boutiques, but Milan is much more than this!Luxwing can bring you to this beautiful, never sleeping Italian city, in perfect comfort, landing directly in Linate Airport, few steps from city center. We can arrange the best catering for your flight, exclusive transfer with limo and reservation of the most charming hotel. You will see Milan is full of places of historical or cultural interest, starting with the most emblematic tourist attraction, the Milan Cathedral.

 

What to do in Milan? Here are our suggestions.

 

by Luxwing Communications 

 

1 – Milan Cathedral

The Milan Cathedral (“Duomo di Milano” in Italian). The symbol of the city is located on Piazza del Duomo, the historic center and best starting point for a stay in Milan.

Started in 1386, the construction of Milan Cathedral took nearly 500 years by Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, the company that still exist and take care of the regular maintenance.

This architectural wonder is the third largest cathedral in the world, after St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome and the Cathedral of Seville. From the outside, you can admire its facade entirely made of perfectly carved stones. The 2.000 white marble statues and 136 arrows makes the whole thing amazing! When seeing it, you clearly understand why it’s nicknamed “the marble hedgehog”.

The interior is also worth, but the highlight of the visit is the possibility to go on the terrace of the Cathedral. From up there, the view of Milan is breathtaking! You can choose to go there either by stairs or elevator, the second option being of course a bit more expensive.

If you want to learn everything about Milan Cathedral, you should really opt for a guided tour.

 

2 – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Just outside the cathedral, on the Piazza del Duomo, you can visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, another top attraction in Milan. The place is very photogenic and luminous, with its magnificent arcades and superb dome made of glass and iron. Nicknamed “Il salotto”, the Galleria is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe, so don’t miss it during your trip to Italy! Inside, you can find some of the most famous fashion designers stores, including Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, as well as many high-end restaurants like Carlo Cracco.

 

3 – La Scala Opera House

Leaving from the Piazza del Duomo, along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, you will arrive directly on Piazza della Scala. As the name suggests, it’s where La Scala, the famous Milan Opera house is located. Along with the San Carlo Theater in Naples and the Fenice in Venice, it’s one of Italy’s 3 most prestigious operas. Masterpieces of Italian opera have been created here, such as “Norma” by Vincenzo Bellini or “Otello” by Verdi. Also, one of the greatest classical singers of all time, Maria Callas, has performed in La Scala. On the left of the building, you can visit the Museum of La Scala and its collection of musical instruments, opera costumes and historical documents. If you wish to attend a concert, an opera or ballet performance at La Scala, you can buy your tickets directly on the official website.

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4 – Castello Sforzesco

If you take Via Mercanti, than Via Dante from Piazza del Duomo, you will arrive directly at the very impressive main entrance of the Castello Sforzesco  (Sforza Castle), another iconic monument of Milan, with the big fountain, in front of the south entrance. It was built in 1358 by the famous Visconti family to protect and defend the city against its enemy, Venice. Destroyed and rebuilt multiple times, it’s famous for having hosted Leonardo DaVinci workshops during the Renaissance period. Today, the castle hosts several museums, like the Museum of Ancient art, with frescoes of the Sforza family and many sculptures and the prehistoric collections of the Archaeological Museum of Milan. There, you can learn about the story of Lombardy since the Neolithic, museum of Decorative Arts, with the work of stonecutters, weavers and upholsterers, the Egyptian Museum and its collection of sarcophagi and mummies.

The Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco, host more than 1500 works of art from the 13th to the 18th century and at the Museum of musical instruments, you’ll find instruments from around the world

with the Antique Furniture and Wooden Sculpture Museum.

The vast inner courtyard of the castle is open to the public for free. It often hosts cultural events.

The exhibition devoted to Leonardo da Vinci is only a tiny part of this gigantic museum. Over several floors, you will discover aviation, rail transport, automobile, naval transport, space, communications and many others.

 

5 – Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria delle Grazie is known for housing one of the most beautiful masterpieces ever made, the painting of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci painted the Last Supper in the refectory of the monastery, now called “Cenacolo” in reference to the masterpiece. Thousands of tourists come every year to admire this painting representing the last meal of Jesus Christ.

 

6 – Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

Named after the patron saint of the city, a first church was built on site in 386. The current basilica, one of the oldest in the city, was completed in 1099. The exterior of the church, with its 2 brick towers of different heights and beautiful atrium is quite unusual. This point of interest isn’t very well known by tourists, but it’s definitely worth a look. A great opportunity to take nice pictures!

Inside, you can see: the sarcophagus of Stilicon and the crypt, where the remains of Saint Ambrose, Saint Gervasus and Saint Protasus are located.

At the main entrance, you can see the graves of the most important citizens of the country. Amongst the most popular, you can find a pyramid, a white tower or a marble four-poster bed shaped tomb. Milan wealthy families have really competed to stand out, as the numerous sculptures of angels or statues can attest.

 

7 – Pinacoteca di Brera

The Pinacoteca di Brera (“Brera Art Gallery” in English) houses one of the most important art collections in Italy. It’s located in the Palazzo Brera, built on a former monastery. At the time, monks were the first to make it a cultural center with a school, an astronomical observatory and a library. Since then, the collection of the Art Gallery just kept growing. Today, the works are exhibited in about forty rooms and are arranged in chronological order, according to the art technique used. Amongst the most famous masterpieces, you can admire Raphael’s ”The Marriage of the Virgin” or Caravaggio’s ”Last Supper to Emmaus”. Information for the schedule and entrance fee is available on the Pinacoteca di Brera official website. 

 

8 – The Royal Palace of Milan

As the seat of the Milanese government for many years, the Royal Palace of Milan has become an important cultural center of the city. Several exhibitions are organized every year, whether of modern or contemporary art, fashion or design.

The Royal Palace is over 7,000 square meters, and is home to many paintings lent by some of the most prestigious museums in the world.

You can also visit the museum of the palace. It presents its own history as well as the city and population of Milan history. Divided into 4 parts, the museum allows you to explore the Neoclassical, Napoleonic,  and Restoration periods, ending with the unification of Italy, a very important period in the history of Milan.

 

09. Navigli canals

Another place you shouldn’t miss in Milan is the Navigli district, crossed by canals. It’s the most picturesque side of Milan! Originally, this system of canals connected the Po river to the lakes of the region. They were used to transport goods and supply Milan with water. The system of dam and locks used was invented by Leonardo da Vinci. Even the materials used for the construction of the Milan Cathedral, was transported by these canals. Today, you can go to the Navigli district, starting from “darsena” walk quietly along the canals and enjoy a drink or a meal on one of the clubs. The best is to go there at the end of the day, with the light of the setting sun. It’s a very romantic neighborhood, especially in the evening with the lights reflecting in the canals and the local life starting in the numerous bars and restaurants.

 

10. Shopping in Milan

Milan is internationally recognized as the capital of fashion and design, so here you can find the best offers. The heart of this movement (“Quadrilatero della moda” in Italian) is composed by the following 4 streets: Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea and Via Manzoni.

After a short meal in Cova café, with a big budget, you will find here everything you need in the boutiques of great Italian designers like Versace, Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana. This is also where the Milan Fashion Week takes place. And for those who want to shop at special prices, the right place is The Highline Outlet, located in the heart of Milan. You will find a lot of brands at discounted prices.

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Fly to London

Fly to London

A smooth landing in Biggin Hill, and the biggest kaleidoscope of culture will be a few steps away.
Thinking about London, the first thing that pops into your mind is the Royal Family, but London is really much more than this, full of world-class things to do, see and experience. With so many options, it can be hard to know where to start, whether you’re a first-time visitor or coming back for more. Luxwing can bring you to this really cosmopolitan city, in perfect comfort. We can arrange the best catering for your flight, exclusive transfer with limo and reservation of the most charming hotel.

 

 

Here is our selection of London  treasures
by Luxwing Communications 

 

The Tower of London

The Tower of London is the perfect place to start a visit. Not only because is an architectural treasure, but it’s home to the world’s largest diamond. Better to get there early, you will need at least half a day for a proper visit. Arrive as the doors are unlocked and head straight to the Crown Jewels to avoid a boring queue. Next, join a Yeoman Warder’s tour for a fascinating and personal insight into the life and grisly times of this fortress-palace.

 

The South Bank

The South Bank offers funny entertainment and is the perfect place to go if you’re traveling with kids. Although it’s inescapably touristy, a rotation on the London Eye is a must for any first-time visitor to the capital. The big wheel takes 30 minutes to do a full turn, at its peak reaching a height of 135 meters, providing spectacular views of iconic landmarks from its glass capsules. Book tickets in advance to avoid the lines.

 

The Tate Modern

Tate Modern is right on the River Thames, housed in the former Bankside Power Station: it is a vigorous statement of modernity, architectural renewal and accessibility. Enter via Holland Street to experience the incredible vast Turbine Hall, which used to house the power station’s electricity generators, and is now home to large-scale installation. The permanent collection is free, and the Blavatnik Building, opened in 2016, provides 60% more exhibition space and a new (and free) vantage point in London. Exhibition spaces are pushing the conceptual envelope, too, with installation and performance art.

 

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is an extraordinary place and has been the heart of the country’s royal and religious life for centuries. It was founded more than a thousand years ago and today displays a mix of architectural styles, with the bulk of its structure dating back to the 13th century. As a result, almost every nook and cranny has a story attached to it. It’s acted as the venue for weddings and funerals – 17 monarchs are buried here, and 16 royal weddings have been hosted here, the most recent being that of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011. Among the highlights, you will find the oldest door in the UK, Poets’ Corner, the Coronation Chair, 14th-century cloisters, a 900-year-old garden, royal sarcophagi and much more.

 

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The British Museum

With almost six million visitors annually, the British Museum in Bloomsbury is Britain’s most-visited attraction. It is crammed with such an array of treasures, you could probably spend your whole trip navigating the vast and hallowed collection of artifacts, art and age-old antiquity, and still not be done. Free eye-opener tours allow you to focus on specific parts of the vast collection. Alternatively, take in the highlights by wandering through the Great Court, with its stunning glass-and-steel roof designed by Norman Foster, and don’t leave before you’ve seen the Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering hieroglyphics, and the other-worldly mummies.

 

South Kensington’s museums

A trio of world-class museums lie within steps of each other in this wealthy neighborhood, their grand edifices proving an equal draw to the glories within. With seven floors of interactive, educational and eye-opening exhibits, the spellbinding collection at the Science Museum mesmerizes adults and children in equal measure. You could spend days in the huge Victoria & Albert Museum, which houses the world’s leading collection of decorative arts, and still be astounded at its variety and depth. With its thunderous, animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex, riveting displays about planet earth, outstanding Darwin Centre and architecture straight from a Gothic fairy tale, the Natural History Museum is an astonishing work of curatorial imagination. Start in Hintze Hall where a diving blue-whale skeleton hangs from the ceiling. Local tip: To see a more unusual side, and mingle with some Londoners, check in advance to see if any “Lates” are running, when the museums open their doors into the evening and offer music and food alongside the exhibits. There are even occasional sleepover events called Dino Snores at the Natural History Museum.

 

Guards change at Buckingham Palace

No trip to the capital would be complete without a glimpse of what the Royals are up to. The simplest way to see a bit of sovereign ceremony is to watch the Changing the Guard, the age-old ritual of iconic bearskin-hatted regiments swapping shifts outside Buckingham Palace. Arrive early for a good view (it starts at 11am, and it’s recommended to get there at 10:15 unless you happen to be very tall). If you hanker after more, you can tour the palace itself from July through September (the State Rooms are open for guided tours in the winter and spring, and for 10 weeks every summer). Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham and then purchased by King George III, Buckingham Palace has been the Royal Family’s London lodgings since 1837 when Queen Victoria moved in. On a tour, visitors can get a peek at the State Rooms – a mere 19 of the palace’s 775 rooms – and wander through the stunning gardens.

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

London’s urban parkland is virtually second to none and is the place to see locals at ease and in their element. Hyde Park alone ranges across a mighty 142 hectares; throw in Kensington Gardens, and you have even more space to roam and everything you could want: a central London setting, a royal palace, deck chairs, boating opportunities, open-air concerts, art galleries, magnificent trees, a tasteful granite memorial to Princess Diana as well as a magnificently overblown memorial to Prince Albert facing the grand form of the Albert Hall.

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