There’s nothing quite like summer in Europe: the countryside is in full bloom, the cities look even more inviting with the sun’s awaited presence and the dining options are sinfully heavenly.

Italy:

Buongiorno! Whether you are a first-timer or a repeat visitor, la dolce vitta will invariably draw you in: food, fashion, art and architecture interweave seamlessly, making for a truly delightful experience.

Take in the glorious architecture Rome has to offer while you whizz by on your Vespa; everything seems to be – and is – a piece of history.  Shop ‘til you drop in fashion capital Milano and take in the city’s mix of ancient and modern architecture. Whip out your camera as you discover the photogenic Amalfi Coast and its dramatic cliffs. Enjoy the finer things in life in Tuscany – lush landscapes, beautiful hotels and villas, indulgent spa culture and celebrated cuisine. Venice is truly unique: an entire city built on water, impressive architecture at every canal corner, gondolas slowly passing by… A romantic destination like not other.

France

Bonjour! There is a reason France is one of the most visited countries in the world: the gastronomy, the sights and the architecture are pure marvel. If you are pressed for time, Paris and the South should be first on your list. You will soon be coming back for more…

The City of Lights, Paris, is one-of-a-kind: the home of haute cuisine, haute couture, world-renowned landmarks, the French Art de Vivre and overall chic, the French capital is a place to indulge your senses. The South of France, more specifically Provence and the Cote D’azur are the background to countless art masterpieces. The region offers scenic landscapes, azure seas, scrumptious dining options, rich history and acclaimed modern art. The smell of lavender in the morning is particularly soothing!

Spain

There is nowhere in the world than in Spain where people are the most devoted to living the good life. Good food and daily siestas are practically mandatory! In addition to a laid-back and relax culture, Spain has a myriad of sights to behold

Madrid is a vibrant city with a reputable artistic pedigree – Goya, Velazquez, Picasso, Dali to name but a few – a dynamic nightlife and glorious architecture. Barcelona is widely celebrated for its acclaimed cuisine, Gaudi-infused architecture throughout the city and Spain’s most recognizable monument, La Sagrada Familia.

Interested by other European destinations? Feel free to contact Elgin, our European specialists who will be delighted to conjure up your dream itinerary to the Old Continent.

Properties for Summer in Europe

Finca Cortesin

Andalucía, Spain

This luxury boutique hotel lies in exquisite landscaped gardens on a 500-acre estate overlooking the Mediterranean, near Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Finca Cortesin’s grand design …

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Hotel Omm

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s Hotel Omm has many labels; designer, gastronomic, spa. Located on a side street just off the Passeig de Gràcia, the city’s most expensive shopping street, it’s modern, min…

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Hotel Casa Fuster

Barcelona, Spain

Initially a privately commissioned home, Casa Fuster is a grand early 20th century building that was lovingly restored and transformed into a hotel in 2004. Casa Fuster sits on Passeig de G…

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Regina Hotel Baglioni

Rome, Italy

The Regina Hotel Baglioni sits on one of Rome’s most well-known and most expensive streets; Via Veneto. Home to Café de Paris and Harry’s Bar, Via Veneto was immortalised in the classic…

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Le Burgundy

Paris, France

This ‘quietly chic’ hotel just off the Champs Elysées is light and bright and certainly brings a contemporary style of luxury to the upper echelons of the Paris hotel scene. Only ope…

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JK Place Capri

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Opening in 2007, four years after sister property JK Place Firenze, JK Place Capri immediately became the boutique beauty of the Capri hotel scene, and has maintained its standards and its b…

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La Chevre d’Or

Cote d'Azur, France

Perched on the cliffs between Nice and Monaco, overlooking the Mediterranean from the medieval village of Eze, in South France, the Château de La Chèvre d’Or is heaven for foodies, and p…

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A Selection of Summer in Europe Itineraries