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Italy Perfect Honored by Condé Nast Traveler

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Condé Nast Traveler magazine has, for a fourth year running, honored Lisa and Pat Byrne of Italy Perfect as one of the best-of-the-best Travel Specialist, for villas and apartment vacation rentals, especially for Florence. Check us out in the December 2016 issue!

Every year Condé Nast Traveler highlights the absolute best travel experts and vacation specialists around the world, and we feel so honored to be included again.

miravista7Our mission is to seek out really fine and interesting apartments and villas for discerning clients so their vacation Italy is an experience they will treasure. We enjoy working with our guests to help them choose the right spot and to share ideas for interesting things to see and do, recommending services we have also personally tested and approved. To be recognized by one of the leading travel publications in the world is a huge honor!

img_6666_webConde Nast writes”..the right “experience maker” will intuit your desires before you even know what they are—then they’ll make them happen. These 164 travel specialists can do exactly that, no matter what your interests are.”

We are happily joined by our sister company London Perfect as they, too, made the list again!

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Go Greek: 4 Rome Sites With Greek Roots

While there are more countries bordering the Mediterranean than you can count on your fingers, Italy and Greece always seem to be at the top of the list of dream destinations for travellers. The cultures are similar in many ways – think: olives, stucco and enthusiasm for unending hospitality (The movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” could have been “My Big Fat Italian Wedding” with only a few tweaks. Continue reading Go Greek: 4 Rome Sites With Greek Roots

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Fascinating Rome Landini Apartment & Low Winter Rates

Historic, luxury and newly reduced winter rates!

Turtle FountainThe Rome Landini apartment offers one of the most special locations in Rome. The noble palazzo where the apartment is located is situated on a very central piazza with the endearing Turtle Fountain, so picturesque that you almost feel it is a movie set. In fact, the Fontane delle Tartarughe (Turtle Fountain) has provided the backdrop for multitudes of paintings, movies, photo shoots, advertisements. On any given day you might spot a small art class with easels, or students sketching in their notebooks images of the four graceful bronze youths sitting on dolphins reaching up to help the teetering turtles above get a drink. Continue reading Fascinating Rome Landini Apartment & Low Winter Rates

Vayentha (Ana Ularu) follows the drone to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Columbia Pictures' INFERNO.

Ready for Inferno? The movie, that is!

Grab the popcorn and settle in for a fast-paced romp though Florence and Venice!

Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Sienna (Felicity Jones) discover Dante's Death Mask in the Baptistry in Columbia Pictures' INFERNO.
Langdon and Sienna discover Dante’s Death Mask in the Baptistry in Columbia Pictures’ INFERNO.

If there’s one thing predictable about the various Dan Brown thrillers (Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons) the newest film adaptation, Inferno, it is certain to provide the predictable tension-filled trek as he dodges danger at every turn.

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Italian Street Food: Six Fabulous Faves to Delight Your Palette

There is something magical about sitting in an Italian piazza at dusk, ordering a bottle of wine and carefully studying a menu to decide which delicious dish looks the best that day. The atmosphere is unparalleled, the food is sure to be amazing – the perfect ending to a day.

But what if there isn’t time to sit and order?640px-glass_of_white_wine

Take the magic of Italian dining to the streets by trying some of Italy’s iconic street foods. Don’t be fooled by the thought of catching a quick bite, this is not the “fast-food” style fare that plagues car trips and busy days. Italy’s  sumptuous, satisfying flavors extend from the table to its most popular street foods.

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