Here We Come
Tatler Malaysia|August 2020
They say travel is a state of mind—read on for ideas on how to get away while staying grounded
Kissa Castañeda

LA DOLCE VITA

While we might dream of sailing along the Amalfi Coast or diving into the emerald waters of Sardinia, Italy is likely out of reach for many of us this summer. That’s why the arrival of Issimo, a new online lifestyle platform that introduces the best of Italy to the world, is arriving at the perfect time. Founded by Marie-Louise Sciò, CEO and creative director of Pellicano Hotels, Issimo is a culmination of two-and-a-half years of work and is a creative extension of the hotels adored by the likes of Slim Aarons and Sophia Loren.

“I wanted to create a digital experience of our properties— to bring the same philosophy, sensitivity, aesthetic, and taste to an online platform. I wanted it to be inclusive of travel, style, food, but all Italian-centric,” says Sciò. The platform features artisanal homeware, recipes, fashion, and culture, as well a souvenir shop. There’s also a black book of Italian destinations, including a recent entry on Rome by Delfina Delettrez Fendi.

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