Places that combine a tantalizing blend of taste and beauty, hand-picked by opinion leaders and trendsetters who have chosen the finest, off-the-beaten-path activities just for you.
We review those hidden gems that allow travelers to enjoy great service, excellent products, a beautiful environment, and the joy of a smiley welcome. Places devoted to quality where unique details make the design, and the atmosphere defines a precise style.
We personally visit each place in order to evaluate if it meets our quality standards; likewise, all the pictures are exclusively taken by us in order to portrait the “experience” that each place has to offer. In order to help you choose the one that most suits you, we have divided our reviews into four categories: Design, Rustic, Luxury, and Unusual.
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Founder & Editorial Director
Born in Treviso in 1975, Lavinia has 25 years of experience in international strategic communication between Milan, London and NY, with a specific background in the promotion of lifestyle and luxury companies for some of the major brands in the world, including Amex, Cartier, Diesel, Prada.
Digital entrepreneur, photographer and a great lover of visual arts, former Councilor for Cultural Heritage and Tourism of the Municipality of Treviso, in 2017 Lavinia began to create the Secrets guides. She lives between Treviso and Milan coordinating a team of collaborators and brand ambassadors.
Born of a Swedish mother and a Venetian father, now living in Milan, after a degree in Architecture, in the 90s she entered the world of advertising. Then she continued her professional growth as a marketing and art director in communications, events and art exhibitions. A writer and a poet, in 2014 she published a children’s story translated into English with the title “The big wave”.
Photographer and content creator, she began collaborating with the Secrets world in 2022, until she became Director of Lombardia Secrets.
Caterina was born in Treviso where she spent most of her childhood and adolescence. Driven by a strong passion for fashion, at 18 she moved to London to study Fashion Management at the University of the Arts. Over time, thanks to her many work experiences in various fields, she discovered a particular interest in marketing and above all for communication, an area in which he decides to specialize and make it her profession. In a constant search for Beauty, her passions range from fashion to design to photography. The biggest of her, however, remain two: food and Greece. She currently works in Milan for a design company.
Freelance photographer, she is specialized in interior design and food.
Born in Florence, she is currently based in Milan where she collaborates with various magazines, communication agencies, architects and interior designers, creating food and interior photo shootings mainly for social communication projects.
She loves to offer new points of view to the “readers” of her photos because being able to observe from a different angle allows us to get to know better both the people we meet and the places we visit.
Born in 1984 to a Veronese mother and a Milanese father, he has a long experience in the field of PR marketing, communication strategies, and social media, in particular in luxury design, fashion, hotellerie, and food & beverage sectors. A great lover of international travel, markets and cultures, he pursues Beauty as a way of life, an ethical and aesthetic value of which he is an ambassador both through writing as a blogger and journalist, and as a contributor to the Secrets world.
He currently works, between Florence, Verona and Milan, for a PR & Communications agency.
Born into a family that mixes Venetian and Tuscan origins, with a Degree in Communication and a Masters in Image Promotion, Clara Galanti has been involved, for more than 20 years, in the artistic direction of boutique projects with a focus on architecture and design between Italy, England and Switzerland.
In 2016 she founded her homonymous studio, dealing with fashion and product styling, art direction and photography. In 2018 she began collaborating with Luoghi Secrets, becoming Director of Toscana Secrets in 2022.
Born in Verona, his dream of working in the high-level hotel industry takes him between London, Düsseldorf and Verona to hold important roles in large international hospitality groups. From 2008 to 2022 he is General Manager of the 5-star luxury Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà and of the Crowne Plaza Verona. Since 2022 he has decided to follow his passions, including contemporary art, collaborating with one of the most important galleries in Italy, Marcorossi Artecontemporanea as Art Manager, and the world of experiential tourism as an ambassador of the Secrets world in various regions.
From in Conegliano, Michaela, for all is Miki, has dedicated herself in the last 15 years to the management of a wine estate in the Prosecco Hills where she has welcomed guests from all over the world, making them discover the hidden gems of the land where she was born. A lover of “secret” places, she is always looking for places and experiences that are true expressions of their territory. Thanks to the experiences gained first in the world of wine and then in the hospitality one, she has developed a great love for conviviality and for travels that combine both nature and culture.