By Flora Stubbs
January 18, 2016
Sting & Trudie
Credit: Jaime Travezan

The Call of Italy

Trudie: We had our daughter Coco in Tuscany, and spent a wonderful few months renting a property there. So we started looking for a house of our own, and saw a lot of grand villas with echoing rooms. We chose Il Palagio because it felt more intimate. We could imagine our kids feeling free there.

Sting & Trudie
Credit: Jaime Travezan

In Vino Veritas

Sting: I’m fascinated by the way every wine has a one-off fingerprint. For me it’s like a human voice. We’re very proud of the wine we produce at Il Palagio—our newest is called Message in a Bottle, which was a no-brainer.

Sounding Board

Sting: I’ve made five albums at Il Palagio. It’s hard not to be inspired there. We’ve recently started renting out the property, and everyone who stays there seems to agree (From $63,000 per week for up to 18 people).

Sting & Trudie
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Global Reach

Trudie: We’ve been to India many times. Sting and I renewed our vows on the Ganges, which was magical. We stayed at the Gateway Hotel, Ganges Varanasi (Doubles from $135).


Sting: I don’t like noisy restaurants. Our favorite in New York City is Marea (Entrées $29–$57). You hear only the people you’re with, and the food is great.

Dream Destination

Sting: I’ve spent most of my life in hotels, so what I always long for is to be home—and home is wherever Trudie happens to be.