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Spectacular Vacation Villas Right in the Center of Rome!

Imagine a stay in Rome that combines the best of country living and city amenities.

In a small, gated neighborhood near the prime Piazza del Popolo-Spanish Steps area, and accessed from Piazzale Flaminio, two villas perch just enough above the city such that you can toast the sun as it sets behind the dome of St Peter’s basilica in the distance. The neighborhood adjoins the Borghese Gardens. A 4-minute walk puts you at one of the popular cafés in Piazza del Popolo, the large pedestrian piazza that has welcomed visitors to the city for a millenium.

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Where to Stay in Florence

Florence is an intriguing small city, packed with wonderful thing to see, do, eat and drink.  We recommend finding a vacation rental that you like and using that as your base to explore this fabled city. You really can walk to anywhere in the center, even with children. But if time and distance require, take a short taxi ride.  Of the farthest points on a first-time visitor’s list are usually the beautiful Boboli Gardens and the Accademia the home of the original David statue of Michelangelo and that distance is just 3 kilometers/2 miles.

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Venice Dorato Apartment’s Stunning Views & Summer Sale

Amazing views, big terrace and a summer sale? What’s not to love! The Dorato apartment has the highest terrace in Venice, or so we have been told!  In Venetian dialect it is called an altana. Look at the photos — or stay here yourself — for a view all the way from the island of Murano, across the city to the dome of Santa Maria del Salute on the Dorsoduro island. Continue reading Venice Dorato Apartment’s Stunning Views & Summer Sale

March Madness Discounts in Florence

Spring is around the corner and we’ve scored some outstanding discounts for our cherished guests on bookings made this month. These hand picked Florence apartments are all of the finest quality. Discounts of up to 20% if you confirm by April 1, 2018 for stays any time during 2018! Valid on new bookings from  March 11, 2018. Cannot be backdated for existing reservations. Continue reading March Madness Discounts in Florence