Rome – Rome is the Real Star of Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love


Rome is the Real Star of Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love so says Conde Nast Traveller – with a great slide show too

Woody Allen’s newest film, To Rome with Love, opens today, and not only does it have a stellar cast (Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg), it has a stellar setting: the gorgeous streets of Rome. On their site – you can take a look at the place we think is the real star of the show.

Rent an apartment in Rome and stay a while

Rent an apartment in Rome

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Where to eat in Paris – 5 great Bistros from Conde Nast

Paris -the question is always “where to eat in Paris” there are so many choices, that it becomes a problem to choose, even where to start.  Of course for me the local bistro is always the best … the fancy restaurants, really everyone knows which they are, and how to find them, but the bistros are key. so if you rent an apartment in Paris and want to find a little place to eat, this recent article in Conde Nast Traveller may provide a place to start:

that being said – one of my personal favorites is Bistrot d’Henri – located near our Princesse apartment

Paris Bistro near our Princesse apartment

Bistro in Paris – one of my favorites

From Conde Nast - here are their recommendations

Those wonderful red-checked-tablecloth bistros are why you fell in love in Paris, right? Sadly, they’re not only increasingly rare but increasingly expensive. Here, however, are five that won’t break the bank. Continue reading

Google 3-D imaging take a look and Rome…Venice Florence and more

Fascinating…Google has this amazing 3D imaging of certain major towns – take an armchair trip or plan your next holiday – take a look at Rome

Florence – take a look at the Duomo Square

Then – look at what’s up today -Google is unveiling the “Next Dimension of Google Maps” -  Google is hosting an event to show off the “Next Dimension of Google Maps”. Continue reading

Riviera – home to great food – A French Riviera Gastrocrawl

The french Riviera – not only a place of luxury homes, beautiful views and charming villages,  the New York Times recently had a great article on some wonderful food related things to see and do here… we have some great properties in Provence, within a few hours drive of here – we also work with some lovely boutique hotels – in Nice and surrounding areas – so  take a closer look at the whole article – A French Riviera Gastrocrawl; a few delicious excerpts below: and see if you would like to book the next jet out to the Riviera. from the article in the New York Times Continue reading

Cinque Terre – some ideas, things to see and do in Cinque terre

The Telegraph, a great UK based newspaper often has some very good, interesting Travel articles – some ideas for Cinque Terre and the area surrounding La Spezia – should you happen to arrive by cruise ship are provided here – Cinque Terre and Surrounding areas (#cinqueterre)

Vernazza - Cinque terre

Cinque Terre – sun umbrellas in Vernazza

What to do

The classic CinqueTerre activity – and the reason so many visitors come here, even out of season – is the walk along the coast path that connects the five villages (if you’re feeling ambitious, you can extend it as far as La Spezia to the east or Levanto to the west). Continue reading