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Of on a european sojourn through France, Switzerland, Spain and Italy. However shall I plan this dream summer!!
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Piazza Santo Spirito, 9, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Once home to the Medici princes, Palazzo Pitti is now our portal to Renaissance Florence. It is divided into six sections and, after three visits, I still cannot choose a favorite. The left wing is comprised of the Royal Apartments—a section that...
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Via del Salviatino, 21, 50137 Fiesole FI, Italy
Gorgeous view from my bedroom at Il Salviatino, the exquisite hotel right outside Florence. A peaceful retreat so close to all the treasures in Florence.
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Via Ricasoli 30, 50122 Florence, FI, Italy
All I knew was that the hotel was close to both the Duomo and the Galleria d'Accedemia. I indicated in my reservation request "a room with a view if possible." This is the room we had reserved for us. All I could say when we entered was, "Are you...
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Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Food in Italy is still largely about seasonality, and never more so than in late fall when the new olive oil (‘olio nuovo’) begins to arrive in the shops. Take a drive into the Tuscan countryside anytime between late October and December and you...
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84010 Scala, Province of Salerno, Italy
Picture a historic village perched high above the sparkling Mediterranean, surrounded by lush mountains and stony cliffs. A charming, three hundred year old country home is nestled among the trees and warm breezes carry the tantalizing aromas of...
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39171 Tassajara Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924, USA
In 1967, Tassajara (already a storied hot springs resort) became the first Zen monastery outside Japan. Run by the San Francisco Zen Center, the monastery is open to the public from May through September and closed the rest of the year for...