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Milano’s Hip Bar: Ricci

Located a few blocks from Milan’s main train station: Stazione Centrale. Review from an A&B client: “Ricci – recently opened, owned by Joe Bastianich – so more expensive than it needs to be – aperitivo is perfect – with queso

Ristoranti Buono – Four in Venezia

Ultra touristy San Marco makes finding a good meal in Venice a serious challenge. Here are four restaurants worth your time & money, reviews by Lonely Planet: >Osteria Trefanti A: Fondamenta Garzotti, 888; Tel#: +390 41 520 17 89; W:www.osteriatrefanti.it

Lake Como’s Billionaire-View Suites @The Grand Hotel Tremezzo

“The Hotel Detective was skulking about the fourth-floor corridor of the Hotel Grand Tremezzo, which overlooks Lake Como, trying to look nonchalant. He was waiting for an untrafficed moment to take a picture of the floor plan, which, as in

Six of Genoa’s Better Restaurants According to Lonely Planet

Here are six of Genoa’s Better Restaurants According to Lonely Planet > Il Marin A: Porto Antico; Tel#: +390 10 869 87 22; W:www.eataly.net Prices meals €50. Opening hours: noon-3pm & 7pm-10.30pm. Eating by the water often means a compromise

A Weekend on the Italian Riviera

Italian Riviera – An Introduction Nestled between the south of France and the Tuscan border lies the region of Liguria, with verdant and lush mountains to the north and east, and the sapphire blue Mediterranean to the south and west.

Massimo Bottura’s Recipe for the ‘Emilia’ Burger With Salsa Verde and Balsamic Mayo

An all-American classic acquires an Italian accent in chef Massimo Bottura’s umami-rich burger loaded with Parmigiano-Reggiano and topped with salsa verde and a tangy balsamic mayonnaise. WHEN OSTERIA FRANCESCANA opened in Modena, Italy, back in 1995, locals took a while

Venice’s Best Wine Bars (and Pubs)

“For those looking to take advantage of the social scene in Venice, or perhaps even for those who will need a break from all of their tourist activities, there are plenty of bars to choose from in Venice. Wine bars

IF YOU GO…Stresa

The famous town of Stresa (Italy, 5000 inhabitants, 200 m above sea level) enjoys a splendid location on Lake Maggiore in the Gulf of Borromeo, where it overlooks the eponymous islands, the main attraction in the region. Its beautiful countryside,

Sirmione, Gem of Lago di Garda

Sirmione…at the southern point of Lake Garda… “Over the centuries impossibly pretty Sirmione has drawn the likes of Catullus and Maria Callas to its banks, and today millions of visitors follow in their footsteps for a glimpse of Lake Garda’s

Lake Garda Ristoranti: Esplanade e Al Gondoliere

Two of the more highly rated restaurants on Lake Garda… > Esplanade A: Via Lario, 10 25015 Desenzano del Garda Tel#: +390309143361. E: Info@ristoranteesplanade.com. W: www.ristorante-esplanade.com Hours: 1230PM – 2PM Luncheon; 730PM –10PM Dinner; CLOSED Wednesdays. This restaurant has been

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