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\r\n   Valtellina Wine Region One of the top three wine landscapes in the world. An hour from Lake Como.   Luca Faccinelli –\u00a0 Luca Faccinelli is a winemaker that was born and raised in Valtellina. This winery is located in Chiuro and features world renowned wine: Ortensio Lando, Riserva, Matteo Bandello, and Tell.\u00a0 La Gatta Estate –\u00a0 This estate was built in the 1500s and was home to the de Gatta family from which it gets its name. It spans 800 hectares of slope on the Rhaetian side of Valtellina. 4.5 million bottles of wine produced annually with wines such […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n The Panoramic Hideaway in Rome<\/a>\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n\t\t
\r\n I was traveling through Philadelphia International Airport with my life in my bags, ready to move myself entirely to the place that\u2019s always had my heart and soul. Italy\u2019s \u201cEternal City\u201d, Rome, flooded me with love and memories before I could even step foot on the plane. I recalled some of the world\u2019s most amazing wonders, from the Trevi Fountain to the Vittoriano (\u201cWedding Cake\u201d building) to every delicious aroma. Rome has sights and smells for all. Little did I know how this trip would impact me differently and how these massive, infamous monuments would be shadowed by the people […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n \u00a0   \u203aLuxembourg Gardens These gardens were originally created in 1612 to imitate the grand Palazzo Pitti in Florence and every corner of this lush space speaks to that noble origin. Nature, sculpture, and terrace cover over 22 hectares to form a setting so breathtaking, you’ll hardly believe you haven’t stepped into a royal fantasy. Many artistic creators,Victor Hugo for example, have used the extraordinary sight as a catalyst; igniting passionate romance and revelation into their works. Wander the geometric pathways, rest by the mirror-like waters of the Medici Fountain, and discover all the features that make this spot so […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n       Giverny and the Monet Gardens Approximately 80 km from Paris lies a village painted into the annals of art history by the famous impressionist painter, Claude Monet. At the gateway to Normandy, Giverny has served as inspiration for a number of artists since though Monet visibly remains its heart. Visit his restored house and gardens where sprawling flower beds and Japanese inspired water scenes wait to further inspire the artist in you. If you are curious about the art colony which followed Monet, stop by the Giverny museum of Impressionisms \u2013 but not before stopping at the […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n Trav Art\u00e9 is the\u00a0newest European addition from the parent company of Private Villas of Italy, Ciao & Bonjour! A little history…..in 2008 a curious and very adventurous woman decided one day to share her passions of finding the most beautiful places in the world, with the world! A discerning \u00a0and critical eye for accommodations, she pursued the most beautiful properties in each of the places she traveled. \u00a0Starting first in Italy and then the Caribe\u00b4 – her passions for Paris, French wine, cuisine has led her successes to Paris! \u00a0Taking over 80,000 photos of Italy alone in over a decade […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n Lake Como’s Top Wedding Villas<\/a>\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n\t\t
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\r\n We attended the Rolex Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in 2016 and 2017, what an exciting event! Porto Cervo, Sardinia: This yearly event is hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, which is typically held the first full weekend of September. \u00a0This year’s event is scheduled for the 2 – 8 of September 2018.\u00a0Maxi sailboats, the world\u2019s biggest high-performance luxury yachts, have made the pilgrimage to the rocky coastline since 1980 to race from Porto Cervo, around the islands and back. The race started with a 70-foot boat length limit and has grown to include those in excess of 200 feet. […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n The best preserved fort of the World War I. Forte Montecchio Nord was built in just a few months between 1912 and 1914 near to the beginning of the First World War. It is one of the greatest fortified structures on which the defence system complex of the \u201cNorthern Frontier towards Switzerland\u201d pivots. It was thought up and built by the Kingdom of Italy as protection against a possible armed attack originating from Germany or Austria-Hungary via Switzerland The system concentrates its structures in correspondence with the most important access routes to the Padana Plain: the Great St. Bernard Pass, […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n \u00a0 \u00a0 We have personally selected the Villas and the boat Captains on the Amalfi Coast, Sardegna and in Lake Como! We can arrange custom trips to enjoy lunches at waterside restaurants and swimming at island coves and caves! You can rent a boat directly from us, the pricing is standard. We are happy to help you chose the boat and a custom trip for your group. If have traveled to the banks of one of Italy’s most spectacular coastlines, then you should consider a fun excursion on the seas. The happiest clients with the biggest smiles are the ones […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n The landing pad of the St. Barth’s airport is only 2170 feet, thus a larger commuter plane won’t be able to land at this airport. But don’t worry the next island over offers a larger landing pad making St Marteen (MSX) as your closest large airport. You can also fly into Puerto Rico, at either airport you can arrive via commuter plane usually 19 seats or smaller from Winstar or St Barth’s commuter, from Juliana airport in St Marteen it is just a 12 minute flight. I was surprised to see how quickly you can arrive and how close to […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n   One my way from Tuscany to the airport, we took a detour and we found ourselves seeing these men floating up high in the distance. We had to stop and watch, it looks like so much fun to paraglide. I want to try it. Being a farfalle “butterfly” I have always wanted to fly. Next time, I am going to explore, it is not far from Umbria, maybe 45 KM if I remember correctly.     <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n \u00a0 Fornillo Beach Fornillo beach in Positano is accessible by walking from the main port of town. There is a boat dock and restaurants. You’ll find yourself on a walkway going up and down a winding path, beginning at Positano harbor, people who are curious come to Fornillo beach: a well-established favorite for those searching for a more peaceful beach than that of Marina Grande. This beach has less tourists, but not by much. Here you may see more locals. This said, located in the center Positano, during summer weekends even Fornillo can be crowded with sun lovers. If you […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n Torre Lapillo Bay With very fine sand and bright white beaches of the Torre Lapillo Bay. This beach is almost 4 km and offers relaxation as you take in the panoramic views and breezes from the bay. There are many watch towers in the distance it offers beautiful homes for an authentic Italian experience. Green Bay Gallipoli’s Green Bay running down to the Torre del Pizzo, also has white bright fine sand. There are nice dunes and alpines for those who want to do a little hiking. This is particularly a good place for the young at heart, it offers […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>
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\r\n A real sleigh ride through the snow, under the Dolomites. What could be more romantic? The Alpines are the ideal place to cuddle up to a fire, enjoy a good glass of wine and rich Italian soup, warm break, followed by a ride through the snow. During the winter season in special occasions you can see many fine horse-drawn Noriker or Haflinger, for example every year with \u201d\u009d The Slitada by Paur \u201d\u009d an historical re-enactment that takes you back in time to when the sled horses were the only means of transport in mountain areas to move from the […] <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>