Article features images of rock band Måneskin posing at La Posta Vecchia Hotel
These days, however, there's increasing demand for a different type of influencer, who retain their 9-to-5 jobs, even when their follower counts indicate they could be earning a good living off social media alone. Examples include Shiona Turini, a costume designer and stylist with 335,000 Instagram followers, chef and entrepreneur Lalia Gohar, who counts over 234,000 followers and Italian hotelier Marie-Louise Sciò, who has 67,000 followers.
Firstly, its famous tufa rocks, narrow streets and bougainvillea-draped landscapes became one of the backdrops for Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, global bestsellers turned hit TV show.
Then came investment and the promise of bigger things to come when the luxury Pellicano Hotels group took over the island's five-star Mezzatorre Hotel and Spa.
Channel that five-star feeling from the comfort of your own home, with hotel merchandise pieces, dreamt up by the world’s most desirable destinations, from Hotel Il Pellicano on the Argentario Coast of Tuscany, to Palm Heights in Grand Cayman
"The novel version comes in an ISSIMO branded box with a custom board and collectible map inside. The storytelling of the unexpected and probability cards is also based on the Italian theme and includes quotes, important personalities, and descriptions of cultural experiences and traditions."
"ISSIMO, the digital extension of the Pellicano Hotels Group, has teamed up with Monopoly to create a one-of-a-kind edition themed ‘The Italian Road Trip’ board game..."
"If like us, you’re a fan of luxury hotels, then you’ve almost certainly heard of the Mezzatorre. If you haven’t heard of it, then you’ve almost certainly seen it on your Instagram feed. Peach-coloured watchtower building and peach-coloured umbrellas above a picturesque bay sound familiar? Thought so. Mezzatore is Ischia’s best-known secret..."
"On a clear day you can see all the way over to Naples from Mezzatore’s 16th-century watchtower, but head down the staircase to the spa’s bougainvillea-framed thermal centre where the hotel’s private spring feeds into hydrotherapy pools with powerful jets and waterfalls to pummel away every ache or niggle."
"If you're the kind of person who dreams of La Dolce Vita, you probably envision the ultimate in Italianness: an indulgent lunch (possibly by the sea...no, definitely by the sea), surrounded by impeccable design and seemingly effortless style, in a beautiful and historic setting." Welcome to the world of Marie-Louise Sciò.
"Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top hotels in Italy, outside of Rome, Florence, and Venice."
"The arrival of Marie-Louise Sciò here in 2019, to take over the Mezzatorre Hotel, helped propel the island into the spotlight."
"A favorite hideaway for movie stars of Hollywood's golden age, Hotel Il Pellicano exudes timeless elegance and understated luxury. Perched on the Tuscan coast amid tranquil gardens, the hotel's rooms and suites have garden or sea views, and the restaurant features Italian cuisine that has earned it one Michelin star."
"Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.."
"It is all about discovery: the discovery of artisans, brands, people, places, food, music – it is very sensorial, joyful and happy."
“Il Pellicano attracts a certain kind of crowd. It is kind of a self-selective place in some ways. It is very private and has always attracted a kind of crowd that never wants to show off or be seen. It’s kind of a hidden – not so hidden – treasure. It’s the least flashy place from its guests to the way it’s done."
"La Posta Vecchia balances contemporary Italian elegance with a Baroque style of vivacity, where guests can expect an elegant and artful experience, residing in refinery amongst Roman mosaics and historic artefacts."
"The Teller. This is named after the Negroni recipe mixed at Porto Ecole's Il Pellicano hotel especially for German photographer Juergen Teller. 30ml Carpano Antica Formula vermouth; 30ml Campari ; 30ml Cambridge Distillery Three Seasosn gin; splash of Chinotto soda; orange slice."
"After several years in Turkey and Greece, the sloop is returning to Ischia [...]. She will be docked by Ischia Ponte for the island’s film festival, before becoming exclusively available through the Mezzatorre Hotel and Thermal Spa as a dreamy day trip offer for guests."
"To that end: chuck your brain in a vat with this “Summer at Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Italy” photo and tell us Italian beaches aren’t the yardstick by which all Salt Interfaces should be judged by."
Inspired by the island of Ischia, Creative Director Ian Griffiths transports the house's latest collection to a historic Italian villa.
This evening’s Max Mara resort show, inspired by Capote’s voyage to the less-traveled-to island, was the first-ever big-ticket fashion show held here. The precise location was a castellated hotel named the Mezzatorre, once a villa owned by Luchino Visconti, whose position on a promontory overlooking its own turquoise-watered, parasol-lined private bay would make any film director itch to shout, “Action.”
"Who wouldn’t want to take a trip to the island of Ischia, wondered Ian Griffiths" creative director of Max Mara.That is precisely what he and his team did to present the brand’s resort 2022 collection", with a show held at the striking Mezzatorre, overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
“Launched in partnership with sustainability consultancy Eco Age, Il Dolce Far Bene is a reimagination of the age-old La Dolce Vita [...] that is intended to better reflect the expectations of the modern traveler. Il Dolce Far Bene shows that the good life can be lived considerately."
“Initiatives that will help boost travel and hospitality include: Be human and genuine, providing personalised services. We have the opportunity to reinvent travel, to make it better, not just safer." Marie-Louise Sciò, CEO and Creative Director of Pellicano Hotels.
"When the runway shows in Milan come to a close, fashionphiles are known to decamp to Il Pellicano, the storied property tucked away in the Port Ercole fishing village"