Earlier this week I was back in Italy which is one of my favourite countries. This is my third trip to Italy this year and this time I was working on a project in Rome with Suzuki for the launch of their new IGNIS which will be released in January 2017. We had an early morning flight from London Heathrow so we stayed at the Sofitel London Heathrow hotel where in the evening we had dinner and drinks. An early night was most definitely needed due to the early morning wake up call at 04.00am. Once we arrived at Rome Fiumicino Airport we had a short walk to The Hilton Hotel for a briefing and to pick up my car. There was a range of different colours all lined up, however my obvious choice was the orange as it most definitely makes a statement. Before this trip, I’ve never driven on the left side of a car and the right side of a road so I knew this would be an adventurous and interesting trip. My first car was a Suzuki Swift which I had for a year so I know what it’s like to drive a Suzuki car. The IGNIS is a unique car which is comfortable to drive, it may look small from the outside but on the inside it is spacious. The car has been beautifully designed, especially the exterior which is stunning!

We had 2 stops already setup in the navigation system by the Suzuki team. The first stop was a lunch stop at Antonello Colonna Spa which was over an hours drive from The Hilton – this place is a gem hidden in the middle of nowhere and the food was michelin star rated. Once exploring Antonello Colonna Spa and creating content we continued our journey to our final destination which was the Grand Hotel Palazzo Della Fonte which is also an hours drive. The route was so scenic, I’ve always loved driving through roads high in the hills looking down at views. I kept stopping on the side of roads to take photos on VSCO which I will be sharing on Instagram.

Once arriving at the hotel I was stunned by the beauty of the hotel. I’ve stayed in tonnes of hotels but this has to be one of my favourites for sure. Staying on the top floor was awesome as I had the best view looking into Fiuggi. The evening started off with cocktails and canapés at the hotel which was then followed by and ended with a beautiful layed out 3 course dinner. I would like to say a huge thank you to Suzuki for having me on this trip and I was very well looked after by Alan and Jessica – this is for sure an unforgettable trip where I experienced things I’ve never done and met some amazing people.

Below are some interesting IGNIS specs:
– All-new IGNIS compact crossover model – on sale in the UK from January 2017
– Available in 11 colours with full personalisation options available for both exterior and interior trim
– Air conditioning, DAB Radio and Bluetooth fitted as standard on all IGNIS models
– SZ-T adds sliding rear seats, satellite navigation, rear view camera, wheel arch extensions, side mouldings and roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels
– SZ5 available with ALLGRIP ‘AUTO’ 4WD system