Soon it will be here. That brief time of transition between two seasons. Marked by joy, wistfulness and longing. When the days grow shorter and the heat slowly abates. You can already anticipate the leaves changing color. Whereas, just a short time ago, you might have complained about the oppressive heat, now, every additional sunny day is a gift.
Perhaps it is precisely that which makes the late summer so special. It puts everything in perspective. No longer can things be taken for granted. It spurs us to enjoy consciously the moments we are given. An opportunity to set out into the lightness of summer one more time.
Here we have brought together a few places where late summer can be enjoyed to the full.
On the outskirts of Salzburg city, though already surrounded by verdant countryside, the Schlosswirt zu Anif lies where the forests begin. The Schlosswirt invites you to spend enjoyable days and snap up those final hours of summertime. You will be welcomed with aperitifs served in the Garden Lounge. During a wine tasting, the wine cellar will reveal to you some of Austria’s best vintages. The highlight will be a tasting menu featuring specialties from their own toque-awarded kitchen. What more could you want?
What more do you want? Perhaps back to the seaside? But you don’t have to travel that far, especially when such glorious lakes are so close at hand.“
Regeneration at 1000 meters above sea level in the heart of the Alps, with a broad range of opportunities. From the sauna to mountain biking, from rowboats to trout fishing. You simply decide for yourself, adventure or relaxation, or perhaps a healthy dose of both.
Since we happen to be on the topic of lakes. Located not far from Neusiedlersee is a very special jewel, Schlosshotel Szidónia. Here, when summer goes into extra time, it becomes particularly beautiful, Guests can swim indoors or out, picnic baskets await, while the wellness area with steam bath guarantees hours of pure relaxation and regeneration.
Villa Le Barone is nestled amid the hills of Tuscany and is one of the oldest hotels in the Chianti region. Lovingly run by the hosts, it lies in Panzano, a picturesque Tuscan village. In the hot summer months, the pool of the Villa provides pleasant refreshment, though late summer is the best time to enjoy Tuscany. Incidentally, a close neighbor is no less a figure than master butcher and chef Dario Cecchini, famous in this part of the world from the Netflix series “Chef's Table”. Well worth a visit, whilst dinner at the Villa’s own restaurant is equally rewarding. And if you book early, you will also save. Our professional tip: Invest your savings in a good bottle of Chianti.