Monthly Archives: October 2011

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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Napoleon takes Capri from Villa del Re

In October of 1808, the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte were successful in defeating the British garrison on the island of Capri and thus securing the trade routes around Naples for the Emperor. The military operation was supervised from the terrace … Continue reading

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Borgo Casciano in the Heart of Chianti

We recently stayed at Borgo Casciano, a brand new renovation of a cluster of farmhouses in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany. It’s located between the towns of Mercatale and San Casciano in the luscious Val di Pesa. … 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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