Inspired Stays

by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:00
“Every morning, when we get up and see the views and the scenery, we pinch ourselves,” says Alana Mazza, the owner with husband Joe of Casale San Pietro, a…
by Myra Robinson | Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:16
Most tourists visiting the Veneto go to Venice, and perhaps venture as far as Padua, but beyond that, it’s undiscovered territory. This pleases me because I…
by John Bensalhia | Mon, 12/28/2015 - 02:15
Want to find the perfect spa day or week getaway? John Bensalhia lists some great locations to unwind and forget the Christmas excess... The month of December…
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by Georgette Jupe | Thu, 11/12/2015 - 05:41
Verona, UNESCO-rcognized for the architecture and urban structure, is often referred to Italy’s city of love.  No doubt this has something to do with being the…
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:59
Isola Comacina, Photo credit: As I look out from the terrace of a small house in Moltrasio on Lake Como I can hear the thwack of tennis…
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 09/01/2015 - 05:45
Ever heard of the masseria? Take note because staying at one of these former fortified farms typical of Southern Italy is shaping up to become the latest trend…
by Silvia Donati | Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:00
by Katia Amore | Thu, 09/26/2013 - 08:00
In our 'Inspired Stays' series, we usually present interesting buildings and locations that can inspire an unforgettable, 'out-of-the-ordinary' vacation in…
by Andrew Edwards | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:29
The small fishing village of Castel di Tusa on Sicily’s Tyrrhenian coast is a pretty place to stop for lunch overlooking the beach. Should you want to stay the…
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 05/17/2013 - 09:29
Imagine sleeping in a 900-year-old tower in the heart of a medieval town in Italy. You can fulfill this fantasy in Bologna, where the Prendiparte Tower, one of…