Portugal Travel Itinerary Experience
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“…Portugal has a peaceful feel about it. I sit on the terrace overlooking the vineyard there and I feel cut off from the world. You need that sort of thing.” (Cliff Richard)   Portugal Travel Itinerary While this piece is … Read More

Seeking Matisse in Provence
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What inspires you about France? Is it the fine wines and sophisticated cuisine, the couture fashion houses, or the harmonious, elegant language? Perhaps it’s the Louvre and the Sacré Cœur Sanctuaire in Paris, the Palace of Versailles, Mont St-Michel, or … Read More

Province of Malaga, Andalucia.
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First thing I can say about the Province of Malaga is that El Puente Ronda is superb, the Costa del Sol is unforgettable and food is exquisite. And all is steeped in history. Romans invaded Andalucia and then the Arabs … Read More

Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain
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THE Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain The Marqués de Riscal Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain represents a synthesis of design and gastronomy. You can find this luxury hotel winery nestled in the Rioja Alavesa region, approximately 100 kilometers south of … Read More

Sicilian Gastronomic Itinerary
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  Join us on our Sicilian gastronomic itinerary! Traveling in Sicily can be likened to a kid in a candy store. You’re constantly bedazzled by it’s fragrances, colors, and flavors.   And then, there is the landscape, so many hidden gems. … Read More

48 Hours in Sperlonga and Gaeta, Italy
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Rome is a magnificent and chaotic city full of life, culture, and gastronomy.  But,  sometimes we need to escape even from this paradise, so that we may slow down, come back to the sea, and simply take the time to … Read More

A Roman Holiday
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Rome – why so special? What’s so special about Rome? I have lived in many cities in my lifetime; New York City, Livorno, Barcelona, Oceanside, Brisbane, Philadelphia, and Rome, to name a few. For those of you who know these cities, you know … Read More

Barcelona Pavilion of Mies van der Rohe. Less is more.
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T The Barcelona Pavilion is one of the most influential works of modern architecture. Made by the German-American architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969). Also commonly referred to as Mies, his surname. Along … Read More

Viterbo – Day Trip Outside Rome
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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert   What does a park full of monsters, a dying city, a volcanic lake, and the Giubileo della Misericordia (Jubilee Year of … Read More

Umbria Traditions
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The best of Umbria traditions Umbria – it’s the most central region of Italy.  It’s historic and modern, and the only region in Italy that doesn’t share a coastline or border another country. Umbria is a wonderland of diverse landscapes, traditions, … Read More

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