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The Grand House in Rome

Luxe Stays in Italy: Three New Choices for 2019

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?

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Florence Paperback Exchange

Become a Bookseller in Florence

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via Florence’s leading English language bookstore for sale | The Florentine

Here’s a business opportunity for book lovers with an itch to live and work in one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.

The Paperback Exchange, Florence’s oldest English language bookstore, is looking for a new owner. According to The Florentine, owners Emily Rosner and Maurizio Panichi wish to retire after 39 years of selling English language books to visitors and Florence’s English speaking expat community.

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