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Destination Wedding: Santorini, Greece

David Rosenberg & Julie Franco Rocabella Resort, July 25th, 2015 Where can you get married on the rim of an active volcano in the middle of the Aegean Sea? The answer: Santorini, the Greek island located about 120 miles southeast of Greece’s mainland. We sat with David Rosenberg and Julie Franco to talk about the […]

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A Journey to Costa Rica

A conversation with Carol Dimopoulos, president of Learning Journeys. You’re stressed. You need a vacation but you want to do something different and more meaningful than staying at a fancy resort, sitting on the beach or by the pool, playing golf, or overindulging. Why not consider a wellness vacation? Perillo Traveler: What gave you the […]

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Golf in Tuscany

Golf is being played today in places where it was often considered an alien activity, but it is also growing in countries where it has had a relatively low profile. Happily, Italy falls into that category and Tuscany in particular. Golf was first played in Tuscany more than 100 years ago, when it was introduced […]

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The Acropolis & Parthenon

You’ve heard about the Acropolis, seen a photo or two and may know a little of its extensive history, but nothing can quite compare to standing before it; seeing its beauty; imagining its time of prosperity and relishing in its brilliance. Built in the 5th century BC, the aptly named Acropolis, meaning “high city” in […]

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Savvy Traveler -Travel Tips

Traveling today, particularly overseas, can be stressful. Here are some “plan ahead” suggestions that can help. Passports – Always make a couple of extra copies of your passport, and keep one in your wallet or purse, as well as your carry-on bag. If your passport is lost or stolen, having a copy will greatly reduce […]

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Some Accommodations Outside Florence

Fortunately, Tuscany is blessed with some of the most interesting accommodation choices in Italy. These range from the country palazzos of Florentine princes to old inns in hilltop towns. Among them are three of our favorites. Villa La Massa sits on the banks of the river Arno, just five miles from the center of Florence. […]

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All About Tuscany

When people dream of Italy, it is the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia, the vineyards and olive groves of Chianti, and the sheer magnitude of Florentine art that fills their imaginations. Tuscany, more than any other region, captivates travelers, armchair and active alike. Each of Italy’s 20 regions is a jewel of its own, […]