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Big Island Honeymoon

During the early stages of wedding planning, I was given the responsibility of making honeymoon arrangements. To simplify the process and narrow down the choices, I set two goals: our destination must be reasonably affordable and unforgettably romantic. Hawaii’s Big Island was the obvious choice. The Big Island has an abundance of renowned attractions, from […]

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When in Rome…

Elizabeth Minchilli’s delightful, mouthwatering new book, Eating Rome, Living the Good Life in The Eternal City, is a wonderful gastronomic tour of Rome. Minchilli shows her passion for the city by weaving her personal stories of discovery – from what to eat; where to eat it; and where and how to buy it, order it […]

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Shopping in Rome

There are few places in Rome that offer significant discounts, but whether you buy or just browse, stroll, window shop or people-watch, it’s a wonderful thing to do in the city, especially in some of the specialty markets and on bustling neighborhood streets. Most shops are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 […]

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Butta la Pasta! …It’s time to eat

A conversation with Danilo Discacciati, owner of Acquadolce, a spectacular two Michelin-star restaurant on Lake Como. Perillo Traveler: Danilo, when did you open Acquadolce and how were you able to find such a prime location right on the lake? Danilo Discacciati: Living in the area and owning a couple of other restaurants in the town […]

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Dining- Best of Rome

Some of Rome's best restaurant. Al Moro Near the Trevi Fountain, this charming old-fashioned trattoria serves superb food. Try the local cold cuts and cheeses as an appetizer. Delicious grilled meats and vegetables. It was a favorite of Federico Fellini while filming La Dolce Vita. Eat inside or out. Reservations are suggested. Da Fortunato This […]

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Archaeological Adventures

Nine sites we dig in Greece When considering the wonders of the world, there are none more awe-inspiring than the ancient archaeological sites in Greece. Read about them in books. Study the magnificent photographs online. Follow the most recent digs and discoveries being made every day. But to truly immerse yourself in these wonders, a […]

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Roman Rooftops

What better way to see the Eternal City than from a rooftop. Pull up a front row seat with a glass of prosecco, and enjoy Rome’s timeless cityscape from one of these spectacular viewing spaces. 0º-300º Cold and Grill Roof Garden The same chef who leads the Michelin-starred All’Oro Restaurant oversees the smaller menu at […]

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The Rome I Love

I admit it. I’m an Italophile, and I’ve been hooked on Rome ever since I landed there in the late 1960s right out of college. I was supposed to stop over in the Eternal City for a few days of summer vacation before heading on to Greece and then back to the States for a […]