Author Archive for: ‘Lisa’

Villa San Michele and Villa La Massa – Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Villa San Michele and Villa La Massa – Florence, Tuscany, Italy

A Medici Lifestyle If you’re looking for the comforts of a luxurious home, head for the spectac­ular Villa San Michele, …

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The Uffizi Galleries – Florence, Tuscany, Italy

The Uffizi Galleries – Florence, Tuscany, Italy

A Showcase of the Renaissance’s Glory Days Here, in a palace designed in 1560 by architect Giorgio Vasari for Grand …

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Florence – Tuscany, Italy – The Top Ten Sights

Florence – Tuscany, Italy – The Top Ten Sights

“The god who created the hills around Florence was an artist. No! He was a jeweler, engraver, sculptor, bronze founder …

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Church of San Francesco – Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Church of San Francesco – Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

The Finest Frescoes of Piero della Francesca The docile, neighboring regions of Tuscany and Umbria were home to the Renaissance’s …

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Piazza del Campo and the Palio – Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Piazza del Campo and the Palio – Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Center Stage in Siena Aerial shots of the Piazza del Campo, ringed with 13 th-and 14th-century palazzi, reveal its unusual …

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Il Pellicano – Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy

Il Pellicano – Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany’s Perfect Coastal Corner II Pellicano is one of the Mediterranean’s most wonderful seaside resorts, born of a love affair …

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The Rhine Valley – Germany

The Rhine Valley – Germany

Legend, History, and World-Class Vineyards Cutting through 820 miles of European heartland from Switzerland to the North Sea, the Rhine …

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Summer Music Festivals – Bayreuth (Franconia) and Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Summer Music Festivals – Bayreuth (Franconia) and Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

A Bounty of Beautiful Music For opera buffs, witnessing the performance of Der Ring des Niebelungen conducted by James Levine …

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The Zwinger – Dresden, Saxony, Germany

The Zwinger – Dresden, Saxony, Germany

A Baroque Pleasure Palace in the “Florence of the Elbe” Built during the city’s 18th-century glory period, destroyed—like 80 percent …

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Taormina – Sicily, Italy

Taormina – Sicily, Italy

On Its Own Natural Balcony Overlooking Mount Etna More than twenty-three centuries ago, when Sicily was part of Magna Graecia, …

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