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Italy Perfect Quoted on Condé Nast Traveler

Lock in the best hotel rooms in Italy for the holidays. “Rome books up well in advance of December, with people interested in Vatican papal audiences and midnight Masses,” advises Lisa Byrne of Italy Perfect. “Remember to take note of religious holiday closures and plan museum visits and tours accordingly.”

-From 5 Things Smart Travelers Should Be Doing in August,  Condé Nast Traveler

The Trevi Fountain by Bernini (under repair as of May 2014)

10 Must See Roman Fountains

The city of Rome has a history of fountains that goes back to the Roman empire. Some of Rome’s fountains are still flowing from the same ancient aqueducts as when they were commissioned. We present our list of ten best loved favorite Roman fountains for you to enjoy with some nearby vacation rentals.  Find them on a map or pin them on Pinterest by clicking on the image. Download the music of The Fountains of Rome by Respighi now to enjoy while reading this or while visiting the fountains! Continue reading

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Joy and Canocchie in Venice

Thank you to Dale R. who stayed at the Venice Marino apartment. Dale gave us permission to share this with all of our Italy Perfect Blog followers.

On our final evening in Venice my wife and I meandered from San Marco to the Rialto bridge, working up quite a seafood appetite. We stopped at nearly every restaurant; I was looking for a specific dish in a place with a view, craving Risotto alle Canocchie and the theater of Italian life. Continue reading