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Porto Cervo – Sardinia

Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia. It is a frazione of the comune of Arzachena, in the province of Olbia-Tempio. The village is the main centre of the Costa Smeralda. It was created by Prince Karim

New York City’s Italian Best-2015…

NY Times did its annual review of the Big Apple’s best restaurants…and the Italian centric restaurants that made the Top Ten are as follows: # 6. Via Carota A: 51 Grove Street (Seventh Avenue), West Village; no phone; W:viacarota.com. This

What to Do in Milan, 2015 (NY Times)

This article excerpted from NY Times, 01/05/2015: “If it’s been a few years since you last visited Milan (our top choice for 52 Places to Go in 2015), you’re in for a pleasant shock. Yes, the preparations for the World

Walk The Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei in Italian)

“No matter how old you are, whether keen on hiking or not, the Path of Gods, set in breathtaking natural beauty, is a must for anybody wants to deeply explore the marvels of the Amalfi Coast. Note: The Walk starts

Walk some of the Famous Film Locales in Rome

You can thank Easyhiker.com, a UK site, for the following essay on some of Rome’s most famous locations found in Hollywoood movies.  (This article was also reprinted in HuffPost Travel last week. Take this wonderful walking tour through the Eternal

Berlusconi Moving Out of Chigi Palace

With Berlusconi’s resignation he will no longer occupy this place or should we say palace. The Palazzo Chigi is a palace or noble residence in Rome, overlooking the Piazza Colonna and the Via del Corso. Often overlooked by American tourists,

Fontana di Trevi (akaTrevi Fountain)

The fountain is the result of the Roman custom of building a handsome fountain at the endpoint of an aqueduct that brought water to Rome. Standing 25.9 meters (85 feet) high and 19.8 meters (65 feet) wide,it is the largest

Our favorite little shop in Rome…a plaque for everyone.

Walking down via Margutta one stumbles upon that rare, unique little shop (boutique is too fancy a word to describe this ‘hole-in-the-wall’) A holdover from an earlier era is La Bottega del Marmoraro (No. 53B; 39-06-320-7660), a tiny shop overflowing with

Via Margutta…Hidden Rome

In case you missed this recent NYT piece on one of our favorite of Rome’s hidden streets… “OVER the years, an impressive array of artists — Fellini, Picasso, Stravinsky, Puccini — have lived, found inspiration and created masterpieces on the

Overlooked in Rome…

Here are a few choice venues most travelers don’t find time to find… MASS IN THE PARK OF VILLA DORIA PAMPHILJ: In 1806 Prince Filippo Andrea VI of the noble Doria Pamphilj family asked architect Edoardo Collantini to create a

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