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Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance Man, was born in Italy more than 500 years ago. Yet despite being one of the best known of Italian names, following his trail in Italy is not so simple.Read More »Leonardo da Vinci: Where to See His Works in Italy
I don’t often write about luxury accommodations on Italofile, as I’ve always been of the mind that my readers prefer boutique hotels and budget stays. But over the past 20 years of writing about Italy, my tastes and preferences have evolved.
For example, I used to think that spending a lot of money on a hotel was wasteful, especially if you are going to be sightseeing all day. That was such a youthful mindset! Now that I’m older, I’ve come to appreciate the luxury of a well-appointed suite, a pillowy cloud of a bed, and a room with a view. There’s nothing wrong with aspiring to stay in the best accommodations you can afford.
With that said, here are three new luxury stays in Italy — two in Rome and one in Emilia-Romagna. I would LOVE to stay in one of these. Wouldn’t you?Read More »Luxe Stays in Italy: Three New Choices for 2019
Glorious June begins straight away with a celebration. Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica) takes place on 2 June with patriotic parades, particularly in Rome. Then summer truly gets underway.Read More »June in Italy: Holidays, Festivals, and Other Events