Embraces the passion and soul of Italy’s superlatives.
The Five Staples of Italian Style
The ultimate guide to Italy sagre
Madline Lu's guide to Emilia Romagna, Italy
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How to Dress Like an Italian

Discover the five ChicISSIMO staples of any Italian wardrobe
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A Short Guide to Italy’s Sagre

Discover the world of Italian sagre, the food festivals celebrating Italy’s culinary traditions.
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ISSIMO x Madeline Lu: A Guide to Emilia-Romagna

The travel photographer shares her three-day itinerary to Italy’s most tantalising region


FICHISSIMO /from fico adj superlative/ Unfathomably hip: Hotel Souvenir Shop


BUONISSIMO /Outstandingly delicious: Food & Kitchen Accessories


BEAUTISSIMO / Absolutely beautiful: Feeling good & looking good.





Agriturismo @lapergola_ischia  is one of our favourite places on the Green Island to pop by when we're staying @mezzatorrehotel. We especially love their artisanal products, like their addictive fig jam. Curious to try it too? You can shop it together with a few other treats from this very special place.
What is cozy, ChicISSIMO, and our uniform of choice these days? But our @schostal_official nightshirt of course! Unisex and oh-so comfy, we like to wear it as a dress to run errands around Rome. Make it yours!
Our new travel-friendly @metier.london Backgammon Set is perfect whether you are playing by the pool or indoors on a cozy evening. Discover our new collection.  Game on! 🎲
Life is about simple pleasures – like pairing the juiciest of mozzarella with the freshest of tomatoes and basil in a caprese. Simple. Delicious. Sophisticated? Absolutely, especially when served in a  @villeroyboch  Villeroy & Bosch plate inspired by the pretty bougainvillea that surround @hotelilpellicano . Shop yours.
Takeover alert! We have asked ISSIMO’s friend and avid traveller @lumadeline to share her three-day itinerary to Emilia-Romagna with us, from her highlights to the dishes you shouldn’t miss. Watch out for her stories on ISSIMO!
Bologna’s porticoes are one of Italy’s latest gems to have earned @unesco World Heritage status – and another reason (besides the amazing food and history) why you should visit Bologna! A series of arched arcades that run under the Northern city’s historic buildings, they began to emerge in the 12th and 13th centuries to combat population growth, caused mainly by students attending the University of Bologna. 

Learn more about Bologna and our favourite Emilia-Romagna destinations at the link in bio!
Happy birthday to queen, icon, and legend Sophia Loren! Italian cinema (and cinema at large!) wouldn’t be the same without you. Buon compleanno! 🥳

📸 @empathmoon
Sometimes (ok, all the time), there’s nothing as satisfying as a classic amatriciana. For the tastiest, we always head to @daenzoal29 , one of our favourite restaurants in Rome’s Trastevere neighbourhood. Have you been?
Fortela’s creations are inspired by the real life experiences and travels of designers @alessandrosquarzi  and @alessiagiacobino . We LOVE their handmade items, and have selected a few all-Italian summer looks that never go out of style. Discover them on ISSIMO.
The baseball cap: an absolute wardrobe staple and our @hotelilpellicano  and @mezzatorrehotel  caps are chicISSIMO!  Laidback but still incredibly neat, these clever, easy accessories can be worn for anything from a tennis match to a boat ride, sightseeing or a chilled sundowner on the beach. Get yours!
@bitossi_ceramiche  is like the queen of the ceramic world. Its name has been linked to the history of Italian ceramics for centuries, and the factory, which is in Tuscany, has long been synonymous with excellence, the highest artistry, and beautiful designs. Keen to get yourself one of their gorgeous pieces?
Reachable from Rome, Tuscia, in northern Lazio, is a history-rich ‘region’ that comprises a few towns and territories once under Etruscan influence. Its landscape is as picturesque as it gets – think lakes, rolling hills and lush greenery everywhere you look – and is matched by Mediaeval villages and grand palaces. 

One we especially love is the stunning Palazzo dei Papi in Viterbo, built for the popes who lived there from 1257 to 1281, when the town served as papal seat. 

Discover more about Tuscia (and other fab Italian destinations) at the link in bio!

📸 @palazzo_dei_papi_viterbo


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