December 28, 2018

New Year’s Eve in Venice or Rome

venice-newyearseve VENICE –  A coveted destination for New Year’s Eve, and there is much to do, starting the evening at the typical bacari, small taverns that offer plates of snacks and wine to serve as appetizer. Unless you’ve managed to get an invite for a party in one of Venice’s sumptuous palaces, you could opt for dinner on a boat, while navigating the lagoon until you reach the vicinity of Piazza San Marco, where you can enjoy the classic midnight fireworks display that is one of the highlights of the evening, when people gather for the ‘Bacio di Mezzanotte’, a collective kiss in the most romantic city in the world, a tradition that started 10 years ago.


ROME – The Eternal City celebrates the arrival of the new year for 24 hours, from 9 pm on the 31st to 9 pm on the 1st. It’s called ‘La Festa di Roma’ and involves the following areas: Piazza dell’Emporio, Giardino degli Aranci, Circo Massimo, Via Petroselli, Lungotevere Aventino, Lungotevere dei Pierleoni and Isola Tiberina. At Circo Massimo, there will be several music performances beginning at 9 pm; at midnight there will be a fireworks display, followed by more music, until 3 am. At 7 am on the 1st, Giardino degli Aranci will host a guitar performance by orchestra 100 Chitarre. At 2 pm, there will be a major street party in the area between Piazza dell’Emporio, Giardino degli Aranci, Circo Massimo Lungotevere Aventino, Lungotevere dei Pierleoni e Isola Tiberina, headlined by Rome Parade, which will see 450 U.S. artists, including marching bands, jazz bands, choirs, dancers and cheerleaders, perform along the streets.

October 25, 2018

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January 8, 2018

Weekend in Milan

November 25, 2017

Autumn harvest in Toscana

Every season has its own charm, says Alain Liggia, Florencetown Executive Chef, but Autumn is definitely one of the best times to come to Tuscany. November means olive harvest, truffle hunting, mushrooms, chestnuts and … squids! The weather is perfect for long walks and also for great tastings.  (



November 14, 2017

Sedona, Arizona at Enchantment Resort

Set on 70 acres of panoramic natural terrain, Enchantment Resort stands a the doorway of Boynton Canyon..surrounded by red rock formations known for inspiring mind, body and spirit.  No one knows when the first humans arrived in Boynton Canyon, but his magnificent setting is part of the creation story told by elders of various Arizona tribes.  The prehistoric waters that covered the Southwest left behind incredible red rock formations which in turn, attracted ancient peoples seeking places of natural beauty and energy.  The mysterious Boynton Canyon, known also by the Apache name, Che Ah Chi, has an intriguing history that includes dramatic earth changes, prehistoric ruins, creation stories, inhabitants and healing waters.  Activities abound for guests from sunrise to sunset…fitness classes, outdoor experiences, education & lectures, to art classes, as well as tennis, cycling and golf.

Mii Amo, is a world-class destination spa on the Enchantment grounds, that defies imagination. Inspired by the rich wisdom and traditions of Native American people, complemented by the beauty and energy of Sedona, Mii Amo presents a unique, full-service luxury spa experience where guests can find balance and harmony.

Seven Canyons Golf Course is available to Enchantment guests and is a picturesque course with unique personality.  Seven Canyons boasts subtle contours and small greens alongside narrow landing areas and artfully packed bunkers.  Natural water features and mature trees only add to the majesty of the course’s scenic backdrop.  The course’s red rock scenery is beyond spectacular and unrivaled.

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