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Quarantine from the lagoon: a Venetian perspective

April 26, 2020

Carnivale no more Our Venetian guide extraordinare and amateur photographer Fiona Giusto kindly agreed to provide a journalistic recount of the last couple of months quarantined in her hometown. Fiona studied at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, graduating cum laude in foreign languages and literature (German and English). She is fascinated by Venetian history,…

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Ready to welcome at Villa Le Barone in Tuscany: Guest Blog

April 15, 2020

About the authors: Corso and Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel are the current owners of Villa le Barone. The villa hotel is close to the lovely village of Panzano in Chianti, which is ideally situated about halfway between Florence and Siena in central Tuscany. Corso and Jacqueline (respectively born Tuscan and French)…

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Spanish Spirit During a Crisis and Other Inspirations

March 26, 2020

We received the following from colleagues at Madrid&Beyond in Spain and want to share with everyone as part of a campaign to seek light during this period of endarkenment. Nina says: “We have been sharing the positive stories from Spain across our social media channels for the last few days,…

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Off the Beaten Path of Puglia: Guest Blog

January 21, 2020

About the Author: David Wright and his wife, Sharon, took their first group travel experience with Adagio in October when they headed to ‘the heel of the boot’ in Puglia, a wonderful ‘off the beaten path’ section of Italy. They had a terrific time and graciously offered to share their experiences. Unforgettable…

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Venice’s Floods: What You Need to Know

December 7, 2019

Devastating. Disastrous. Threatening. These are not the adjectives we usually relate to Venice, Italy’s dream destination built on the Adriatic. But recent flooding has brought destruction to the famous city. With sea levels rising and natural disasters worsening, what does the future hold for beloved Venice? In November, Venice’s residents and…

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What exactly is a World Heritage Site?

October 7, 2019

When you travel anywhere in the world, maybe the first thing you do is a Google search for “what to see in…” Chances are you’ll stumble across a landmark that boasts its title as a World Heritage Site. That sounds official, important, worthwhile… but what exactly is a World Heritage…

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