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Did season 2 of HBO's The White Lotus fail to quench your thirst for an Italian summer of great food, sunshine and spoiler alert, a bunch of murders taking place on a yacht? Whilst we can't ensure that the latter won't happen, contributor Pete Thompson is here to warrant that you most definitely will experience la dolce vita at the ADLER Spa Resort in Sicily.

On a Saturday evening in serene Sicily, my pulse is racing at a rate of knots as sweat trickles down my face and the temperature continues to rise. I feel like I'm sweltering away in a furnace; an exuberant man wafts a towel in front of me as chill-out tunes play in the background. Taking deep breaths as the towel is swung around frenetically to whip my heart rate even higher in searing heat, I know that I...

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