Marrakech is not that far away

While many think Marrakech is far away, this exotic capital of Marocco is just 3 hours of flight from Milan. Marrakech is famous for its vibrant colors, flavourful food, and mix of Arab, Berber, Jewish, and Western European cultures.

Marrakech was a French colony until 1956, and even back then it served as a favorite place to rest from bohemian Paris. The location rose to fame, first between french aristocrats and later among American celebrities. film directors Alfred Hitchcock even shot scenes for "The Man Who Knew Too Much " here. In the 80s Marrakech was like nowadays Ibiza, where hippie-souled people liked to dig into self-exploration and countless parties were thrown in ancient castles, polo clubs, and gardens. Iconic designer Yesv Saint Laurent bought the colonial Majorelle Garden, which became his second home and now serves as a museum, encapsulating his vision and tasty not only in clothes but also in interior design.


 Here are some suggestions from the Gizeye for the ones who are planning a long weekend in Marrakech.



El FENN is located in Mouassine area of the town, equipt with 41 rooms, none of which is the same. Some are hot pink, others are teal. Some have hand-stitched camel leather floors, others have hand-mixed lime plaster walls.



Meanwhile, Nomad Hotel rooftop offers a perfect place for lunch with a beautiful view of the city. Here you can try authentic cuisine and even get a hat, to protect you from the hot sun of Marrakech.



For the ones who want to relax and experience Arabic hammam, Gizeye guide recommends visiting BELDI SPA, which is built like a tiny Moroccan village, with massage rooms, two traditional hammams, and a large relaxing room with a fireplace surrounded by an aromatic garden.



If all that spicy food has been heavy on your stomach, you must visit LE PALACE glamorous restaurant, It mixes French-inspired cuisine.



In order to end your experience in the most beautiful and exotic way possible, spend the night at COMPTOIR DARNA, It is an important nightlife attraction in Marrakech, since 1999. It is « THE » place in the red city where every night is party night.


No extra spoilers are needed, explore Marroco's essence in the city of Marrakech, and don't forget to bring souvenirs and little decor elements from the local Bazar.