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Marrakech Pocket Guide

Marrakech Pocket Guide
Marrakech is unique and will take your breath away. It is easily one of the most spectacular cities filled with vibrancy and an exhilaration of all senses.
Marrakech is an atmosphere, it is a state of mind, it is a play of lights and colors, it is bustle in the streets, it is the smell of argan, cous cous and mint.
In this pocket guide to Marrakech, we'll share how to explore and be delighted by all its majesty and wonder! 

Getting around Marrakech
In our opinion, the best way to get around Marrakech and outside the the city is surely by cab.
What's great about their drivers is that you can haggle prices with them and you can ask them to be your personal driver for the duration of your stay too! 

 

Where and what to eat in Marrakech
There is one thing we advise all travelers to Marrakech: If you're a "foodie", taste every dish of Moroccan cuisine! Do not be prejudiced, order every typical dish and be surprised by the spices, colors and cooking of each food.

Don't miss:
Yoyale cous cous, lemon chicken tajine with olives, and the Pastilla, a puff pastry pie with chicken, squab or squid inside and almond granules, cinnamon and sugar on the outside
Let's talk about costs: prices are always quite affordable compared to many other top destinations. For a 3 course menu, costs average  from 20 to 35 euros per person.
One of Our favorite restaurant in Marrakech is La Maison Arabe!
Where to stay in Marrakech
Here is one thing we are convinced of! You absolutely must stay in the Medina of Marrakech, inside a Riad.

Here is a list of our favorite Riads:
What to see in Marrakech and other information
Marrakech is a treasure chest of wealth, beauty, history...every corner will be a discovery, a surprise, an enchantment.
However, do not miss these places:
The souk: The typical Arab market where haggling before buying something is a must
Jeema el Fna Square: the chaotic town square where you will find Berber dancers, snake charmers and street vendors
Bahia Palace: considered a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan architecture.


Majorelle Gardens: This garden complex was designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1931, during the colonial period.
The majorelle blue is very famous and even conquered Yves Saint Laurent who purchased it in 1980.
 
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7 things to Do in Capri

7 things to Do in Capri

Our Italian summer continues and this time the STK team takes you to Capri, the beautiful island that has captivated celebrities of the past and is still a favorite destination for VIP's!

Are you thinking of spending a few days in Capri? Then keep reading along our article and mark these 7 must-do things to in Capri!

1) Visit the Blue Grotto

Tour of the island by boat to cross the stacks and visit the incredible Blue Grotto.You can choose to join shared group tours or rent a boat with a sailor for your privacy. 

Blue grotto Capri

 2) Morning Coffee in the Piazzetta

For a coffee in the morning or an aperitif in the evening, a stop in the Piazzetta is a must. Maybe you might even meet some VIPs!

Capri Piazzetta

 How much does a coffee in the Piazzetta cost?

Sitting at the table costs around 5 euros, while for an alcoholic drink you spend around 15 euros.

 3) Take a Drink in the sky

From Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri, take the chairlift up to the summit of Monte Solaro, once at the top calmly enjoy the view, take lots of photos and maybe stop for a drink at the "La Canzone del Cielo" bar.

Descend on foot, following the signs for the Hermitage of Cetrella: a valley with a small church that was once a hermitage retreat. 

Faraglioni Capri

 4) Enjoy the view

From the Piazzetta walk down to the Quisisana, feast your eyes on the glittering windows of the luxury boutiques and then turn the corner to find yourself immersed in the bright tranquility of Via Tragara.

Via tragara Capri

The narrow street skirts the gardens of Capri's most beautiful villas and hotels with the sea shimmering beyond the jasmine and bougainvillea. Eventually you come to a small piazzata overlooking the Faraglioni. 

5) Watch the best Sunset

Where to see the sunset in Capri? One of the best spots is undoubtedly the lighthouse at Punta Carena.

Another jaw dropping spot is at the Lighthouse in Anacapri while enjoying an aperitivo at Lido il Faro!  

punta carena capri sunset

 6) Have a special Dinner

How better to end a perfect day in Capri than with dinner at a restaurant with a panoramic view or typical atmosphere?

If this is your first time on Capri, don't forget to try the local specialties: ravioli capresi filled with marjoram and caciotta cheese and the chocolate and almond-based cake, Caprese.

 Our favorite restaurant is  Lo Zodiaco.

Zodiaco Capri restaurant

 

A truly unmissable restaurant in Capri is "Da Paolino" for a fantastic Italian dinner in the island's most famous and glamorous lemon grove!

Da paolino Capri

 7) Dancing all Night long

An evening of dancing and fun in Capri that is unforgettable?

Then you have to go to a tavern, and the most famous is "Anema e core" where live music is played and dancing and singing to the rhythm of tarantella or the great classics of Neapolitan songs. 

anema e core capri

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Venice Pocket Guide: Travel there like the Stars!

Venice Pocket Guide: Travel there like the Stars!

Venice, so romantic and so full of charm, has always been a destination loved by celebrities of yesterday and today.

During the Film Festival, the city on the lagoon is the catwalk of international stars and Hollywood icons.

How can we forget the splendid images of Paul Newman in a tuxedo suit while enjoying the beauty of Venice?

paul Newman in Venice

Definitely, at least once in your life you should go to Venice and see its picturesque beauty live.

If you are planning a trip to the beautiful Italian city on the lagoon, we at STK have prepared, a pocket guide just for you!

The Italian version of happy hour is the Bacaro-Tour; in the evenings, people go from bar to bar, drinking wine or spritz and eating different little bites of food.
Cicchetti bars are the best places to eat and drink like a local!

Our favorite is Osteria al squero, Venetians' favorite place for a perfect aperitif!

 

Osteria in Venice

What to do in Venice:

A gondola boat tour: this might be a bit expensive but it is really a must experience.

Gondola tour Venice


Stroll to the Rialto Bridge and visit the Market: The markets in Italy are really fabulous and that of Rialto is really very characteristic.

Rialto bridge Venice

Have coffee at St. Mark's Square and visit the Crypt and the bell tower, but watch out for pigeons! St. Mark's Square is really famous for the presence of pigeons that are real stars, photographed every day by many tourists.

St. Mark's Square

Photographing the Bridge of Sighs and Visit Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Bridge of Sighs

If you have enough time, organize a trip to the islands in front of Venice: Murano and Burano.

Burano is a colorful town and you'll get lost in its narrow streets of houses painted with pastel colors.

Burano Venice
Murano, on the other hand, is famous worldwide for glass making.
You can visit a glass factory and even buy a unique handmade piece.

Murano Venice

Don't forget to eat the real Italian ice cream! The best gelateria for us is  Gelateria il Doge

Gelato_in_venice

Venice where to eat

Our favorite Restaurant in Venice are:

 

Where to Stay in Venice

We have selected for you some of the most exclusive hotels in the city so that you can experience Venice as if you were a movie star:

Gritti Palace
Hilton Venice
Hotel Danieli
Rialto Hotel

 

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A Roman Holiday in 24 hours? Buon Viaggio!

A Roman Holiday in 24 hours? Buon Viaggio!

Have you ever been to Rome or dreaming of traveling there soon?

Planning a trip to the eternal city may sound stressful. What to see? What to eat? Where to stay? How can we possibly do it all in just 1 day?! Well, we have the ultimate pocket guide for an itinerary to see Rome in 24 hours! YES, It's possible!

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Ready to go? Let's start and ANDIAMO! 

Wake up early for breakfast and go to a local “bar” of Caffe' near your hotel for a traditional Italian breakfast with espresso or a cappuccino and a croissant (they call them “cornetti.”) 



Visit the Colosseum - the world’s symbol of Rome. With only 24 hours, it is best to admire and take photos from the outside. You will nonetheless be wowed by its beauty and grandeur! 

Don't miss a stop in Piazza Venezia. About a 20 minute walk away, you will find one of the biggest “hubs” in Rome. This enormous white building is the Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II - also a good photo spot!


If you are feeling hungry, try some Roman takeaway food on the way, as a light lunch or snack. Supplì is a delicious Roman specialty. It is a fried rice ball made with red sauce stuffed with cheese.

According to the STK team the best supplì in Rome is at Supplì Roma.


Walk from Piazza Venezia to the Trevi Fountain!
Throw your coin in the fountain for good luck, make a wish and take some photos. Take in this masterpiece! 



Move on to the Pantheon. In about 10 minutes you will reach it by foot from the Trevi fountain. This is a historic Roman Temple - one of the oldest standing buildings in Rome. Entry is free!



In a short walk from the Pantheon, you will find Piazza Navona.
If you are ready for another break for coffee or aperitivo, this is a great spot! Alternatively, if you want to see another famous square, you can go to Campo De’ Fiori and here, during the day you'll find a street market with locals, many amazing Italian delicacies including cheeses, limoncello, balsamic vinegars, and other souvenirs.



When you are ready to move on, walk across the Ponte Sisto bridge into Trastevere. You will see a beautiful view of Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica from the bridge.

At this point, you may be ready for something sweet and the famous Tiramisu by Pompi is a MUST!! 


Explore the small alleyways and cobblestone streets of the Trastevere neighborhood.

For dinner be sure to try these infamous Pastas: Carbonara, Amatriciana, or Cacio e Pepe - Rome’s traditional pasta dishes!

Here's, a list of our favorite restaurants in Trastevere:

Nannarella

Impiccetta

Tonnarello


Where to stay in Rome

For this 24-hour tour of Rome, location of the hotel is really very important for convenience.
Here are the hotels we recommend:

Hotel Eden

From the Dorchester Collection, this luxury hotel located on Via Veneto has 98 elegant rooms with Murano chandeliers and marble bathrooms.

J.k. Place

Just a 10-minute walk from the Spanish Steps, the J.k. Place was conceived by the brilliant mind of Italian architect and interior decorator Michele Bönan.

Palazzo Dama

Palazzo Dama is a large villa with about 30 rooms and suites, minimal and modern.
The swimming pool is the main element that makes this hotel special (in Rome the hotels with swimming pool are a rarity)

Portrait Roma – Lungarno Collection

This hotel, in Via Condotti, belongs to the Ferragamo Family and it is really an exclusive place: there is no sign and it only has 14 rooms.
It also has a beautiful rooftop terrace with fireplace from which to observe all of Rome.

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If you only have 24 hours, an alternative way to visit Rome is to board the City Sightseeing Bus! Buy tickets on their website and let yourself be fascinated by the Eternal City and its timeless beauty.

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Buon Viaggio!

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