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Cala di Volpe

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The myth of Costa Smeralda’s world-renowned luxury hotel, Cala di Volpe, lies in its indelible and indescribable character, carefully molded by a select few who embodied the ethos of this...

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A Londoner by birth, writer Nicky Swallow grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Trained as a classical musician, she arrived in Italy in the early 1980s to play the viola in the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale in Florence. Her writing career began in the mid-1990s, and she has since written and edited Time Out guides to Florence, Venice, Rome, Turin, Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Recognized as an expert in luxury travel, food, wine and lifestyle, she has contributed to Travel & Leisure , The Guardian, The Independent , Condé Nast Traveller (UK and US), The Telegraph and numerous other publications. She lives in an olive grove just outside Florence and continues to travel across Italy for both work and pleasure.

The Classics Collection

Cala di Volpe

$120 USD

It is not enough to create volumes which, inside, offer man a happy space and which, outside, are beautiful: The volumes must be integrated into the environment.

— Jacques Couëlle

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Page count

176 pages

Number of illustrations

over 150



Released on

July 2023


W 9.2 x L 12 x D 1.25 in

Cover materials

Silk hardcover




3.75 lb

Nicky Swallow

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