In 1994, he and Beretta set up their studio, Officina Italiana Design, which translates to "Italian Design Workshop," because, as Beretta says, they wanted "to stress the meaning of design as hard work." The studio maintains an office, about 20 miles from the shipyard, where boats up to 68 feet long--like the Iseo
, Aquariva Super, Virtus, and Rivarama--begin as a sketch on paper.
I loved the Italian simplicity and efficiency of our four-star hotel, Araba Fenice, in the quaint cliff-shrouded village of Pilzone d'Iseo
. Warm, boozy nights were spent drinking Peronni, accompanied by the sound of Lake Iseo
's waters lapping against its walls.
Biggest of the lot - I can't say most beautiful because I haven't seen Iseo
and Maggiore yet - Garda is around 30 miles long and up to 10 miles wide, and boasts a wealth of gorgeous ports and secluded pebbled beaches.
We feature a host of popular destinations in Catalonia and Andalucia in mainland Spain, The Balearic Islands, Lake Iseo
in Italy, South West France, the Harz mountains and Lower Bavaria in Germany as well as the Canary Islands, Crete and North and South Cyprus.
As well as tickets to two operas, a tour guide is provided to show you around lovely Verona and Lake Iseo
. You'll be singing about your opera holiday for a long time to come.