Italy: Instructions for Use*: The Personal, On-site Assistant for the Enthusiastic but Inexperienced Traveler (ISBN: 1-885436-30-0, Illustrata Press; paperback; Travel/Italy; $14.95; 119 pages) by Nan McElroy, is a practical pocket-guide that offers suggestions and solutions for every how-to and what-now travel situation in Italy. *When all else fails… read the instructions.

The Italian Government Tourist Board was one of the highlights at the Carassauga Festival in Mississauga, Ontario on May 28 to May 30, 2004. The Italian Pavilion, featuring a variety of activities and depicting many cultural and social aspects of Italy, was a great success. The booth of the Italian Government Tourist Board (present, Read More

Formal gardens, hidden floral gems and bloom-filled pastures await walkers on The Wayfarers’ luxuriant garden walks through Italy in September. At a time when the crowds to Europe have dissipated and the weather remains gloriously clear and sunny, the tours meander through verdant fields and around private gardens, providing an immersion into the history, Read More

Summer is the perfect time to reunite with family and friends and more and more Americans are choosing to base these gatherings at a romantic villa in the Italian countryside. Country Manors by Cuendet offers more than 2000 villas, manors and castles for rental, and as Cuendet as a subsidiary of the multi-national Cendant, Read More

“You don’t have to be a trillionaire to indulge your fantasies,” says Anastasia Bizzari, Director of Sales for North America, for Country Manors by Cuendet.  The Villa Grazia, midway between Florence and Siena, and just 10 miles from San Gimigniano, is one of 2,000-plus Italian houses available for vacation rentals through Country Manors by, Read More

One of the world’s most romantic hotels, the Eternal City’s Hassler, has announced an unprecedented concept: a special package designed to provide the definitive milieu for a marriage proposal so romantic, so elegant and, ultimately, so impossible to turn down.  The 100-room Hassler, located in the heart of the city at the top of, Read More

Cortina d’Ampezzo, a “Best of the Alps” resort, is a classic ski resort in the Belluno province of the Veneto region. Cortina is easily reached from Venice by special bus. Popular with visitors from the United States and Canada, it is also one of the resorts in the Dolomites that attacts the chic Italian, Read More

Northern Lights Expeditions is again offering its classic and legendary Inside Passage sea kayaking tour, the company’s most popular adventure for the past 22 years. Thousands of guests from around the world have enjoyed these six-day sea kayaking expeditions on the coastal waters of Vancouver Island, BC, that feature the best scenery, wildlife and, Read More

All roads lead to Rome and beyond on Gate 1 Travel’s 2004 Italy program. Based on the success of its 2003 program, the company has introduced a variety of new independent packages, as well as escorted, and guided tours highlighting Rome in combination with Amalfi, or Tuscany or Venice.

Gate 1 Travel Offers 8–Day Deluxe Guided Package With Air To Rome And Beyond Starting At $1,349 Gate 1 Travel is offering an 8-day guided package to Rome, with a full-day excursion to Naples and Pompeii, plus Florence. Prices begin as low as $1349 for an October 16 departure; $1499 for April 17 through, Read More