• Saturday, December 5, 2020

Madonna Vacation Italy

Rock Royalty - Madonna, Jay Z and Beyonce at Splendido
April 17, 2016

Playground for the Rich and Famous - The Italian Riviera

The Hotel:  Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino

Who: The absolute top of the celebrity food chain.  The rich and famous have been  frequenting this ultra lux and supremely elegant abode, from the days of Elizabeth Taylor, where one of her famed proposals even took place a the hotel.  Today you will likely run into anyone from Stephen Spielberg, Jay Z and Beyoncé, and even Madonna, who took down an entire floor with her entourage of dancers one fine Italian summer. 

Why:  Portofino is the stuff that Italian dreams are made of; Mediterranean waters, lush green landscape and stunning views.  Add in Splendido, which is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, and you have yourself a bucket list luxury vacation destination.  Set atop a cliff overlooking the picture perfect town and Eden that is Portofino, there will many moments when you will have to pinch yourself to make sure it’s not just all a very, luxurious, perfect dream.  An entire day should be devoted to swimming in the saltwater infinity pool while eating fresh strawberries and drinking Italian prosecco. 


The Inside Scoop:  We normally like to leave the premises for meals, but at Splendido, some of the best food of the entire region is served right on hotel’s the terrace overlooking the lagoon.  Save up all your carbs for their fresh baked olive focaccia, signature troife pesto pasta and the famed Mediterranean mussels that are almost like candy that melt in your mouth. 

The hotel was once a monastery, so regular rooms are cozy, though all highly appointed.  Our advice is to go big or go home in this case, and splurge on a sea view suite.  

To Book:  Email us at firstclass@galavante.com.  We will beyond hook you up.