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Palagio Villa, Tuscany

A beautiful villa of the XVI century, immersed in an enchanting Tuscan landscape nearby Florence, Palagio is well known for being the Tuscan residence of Sting and Trudy Styler.

Made available as a location for events, parties or sojourns only recently, Palagio is ideal not only for private parties but also for corporate events for up to 400 guests, thanks to the versatility and the variety of spaces available.

Amongst other facilities, the villa is equipped of a state-of-the-art recording studio, and a conference centre, also designed to accommodate yoga classes. 

Palagio was presented to us by Eleonora Lucifero, who is a well-known and refined organizer of events based in Florence and the official events coordinator for the estate.

We have a very positive opinion of Palagio and can warmly suggest a visit to it.

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Relais Poderi Luigi Einaudi, Dogliani, Piedmont

On a sunny winter day, we met, Giorgio Ruffo and Matteo Sardagna. We already well knew the Poderi (Estate) Luigi Einaudi to be excellent wine producers, but we had never as yet visited the Relais. Just a few metres from the cellars, at the top of a hill with commanding views over the rolling hills typical of the Langhe countryside, the Relais is a natural continuation of the context in which it is immersed: welcoming surroundings and furnished with charm and taste by its owners.

The long and fascinating story of the Poderi Luigi Einaudi and the passion of their founder, Luigi, who never missed a grape harvest even when he was the second President of the Italian Republic, can still be perceived everywhere, even in the words and the projects of the current owners, the third generation of the Luigi Einaudi family.

We can recommend the Relais of the Poderi to all those who appreciate the underlying elegance whispered in the silence of nature, to all those who want to grasp an occasion for serious wine-tasting or to those who want to listen personally to the long and fascinating story of an important Italian family.

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Southern Wind Shipyard, Cape Town, South Africa

It is easy for us to recommend this outstanding boatyard which specialises in the hi-tech semi-custom construction of large sailing yachts. Some of the Adagio’s consultants have a profound knowledge of Southern Wind Shipyard, as they have worked for it for many years.

The boatyard has a consolidated reputation for the quality and reliability of its constructions, which meet the elegant yet discrete Italian style of the projects. Moreover, it is an example for the efficiency of its Customer Care.

Southern Wind is a serious option for those who aim to build a new boat. A Southern Wind yacht is also ideal if you want to charter a comfortable, fast and safe sailing yacht, managed by a highly professional crew.

Southern Wind Shipyard, founded in 1991 by the Italian entrepreneur Willy Persico, is based in Cape Town, South Africa. The picture taken by Francesca Van Rooyen features the 30 meters Acaia Four sailing in the windy waters of Table Bay, during her sea-trial, just few days after the launching and before her maiden voyage of 7.300 nautical miles to the Mediterranean.