From the winding canals of the romantic city of Venice to the sun-kissed vineyards in Tuscany, Italy casts a spell on all who visit this enchanting and beautiful country. Sights such as medieval buildings, cascading fountains in city squares, Baroque cathedrals, the Vatican, and Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper inspire appreciation for all of the beauties the country has to offer.
These beauties are among the many reason that people – especially celebrities – vacation in Italy. If you stay in a luxury hotel Italy room, not only will you enjoy the sumptuous food and wine, but also have the possibility spotting celebrities such as Jay Leno, Leonardo Di Caprio, Tony Danza, or Danny Divitto.
Many celebrities stay in their luxury homes or luxury hotel rooms in Italy. Lake Como, a lake of glacial origins in Lombardy, Italy, is a popular retreat for wealthy people and celebrities. The lake and surrounding area cast a spell over George Clooney and Clooney now owns a home there. Portions of Clooney’s blockbuster film, Oceans Twelve, were filmed at his villa.
After the Formula 1 races, race-car driver Michael Schumaker relaxes in his home in northern Italy. Helen Mirren has purchased a 500-year-old castle as her luxurious place of residence in Italy. Heidi Klum often vacations at the beaches of Portovenere with her husband and four children.
As you wander the streets in Cortona, you might see Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Mayes purchased a villa in the Tuscan countryside and renovated it. Debi Maza (of Batman Forever fame) and her Italian-born husband own a 14th century home in Tuscany.
If you are riding a gondola on the Grand Canal in Venice, keep watch for Woody Allen’s palazzo. And if you are in Venice in the odd numbered years, you can also enjoy the Venice Biennale, a festival of music, art, dance, cinema, and architecture.