Tag Archives: Italy

Sentiero degli Dei – The Path from Praiano to Positano

In Praiano, you can walk up the steps from the Portapenta apartments to the small piazza where the Hotel Margherita is located.  We weren’t staying there, but we found them to be really helpful for carryout pizza and giving us … Continue reading

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Valle dei Sogni and the Enchantment of Todi

It was a little windy when we got out of the car. This October was a different from others because the warm weather lasted so long this year. Pools were open longer and there was almost no rain for months. … Continue reading

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Torre Elsa is a Noble Remnant of Ancient Semifonte

Torre Elsa is an impressive 11th century tower that witnessed the momentous 12th century battle between Florence and the citizens of Semifonte. Threatened by Semifonte’s dominant position over the Elsa valley and its trading strength, the Florentines virtually eliminated the … Continue reading

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Karina Embraces Lake Como

How you experience Lake Como depends a lot upon the location of your accommodation. Each town and village has its own culture, its own relationship to the water and to the communities around it. Karina has a privileged position on … Continue reading

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The View from Villa Capodimonte

High above the town of Positano, there is an extraordinary villa that we would really love to show you.  You enter from the panoramic road that winds its way along the coast, arriving on a private parking terrace that accommodates … Continue reading

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Hard Rock Cafe Comes to Florence

We didn’t think we would make it to the Hard Rock Cafe on this trip to Italy, but decided that a visit would be interesting. Although it’s not our priority to seek out an American meal while in Italy, we … Continue reading

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Spello casts its spell

There is no such thing as the ideal or most charming Italian village. But you would have to admit–Spello in Umbria comes pretty close. As one of “Italy’s most charming villages”, Spello puts on a magnificent show whenever you might … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 30: Taormina and arrivederci

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Today is the final day of our thirty day road trip.  From Villa Pirandello, we take the bus up the hill to the city … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 29: Taormina

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. From San Vito lo Capo, it’s a bit of a drive to reach Taormina — from the far northwest of Sicily to the eastern … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 28: San Vito lo Capo

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Today we have a little time to drive into the town of S. Vito lo Capo, a bright and lively beach town located on … Continue reading

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