Grand Canal in Venice

Venice vacation guide

Venice isn’t just romantic. It isn’t just filled with art treasures. It doesn’t merely host an array of the finest architecture, villas and palaces. It is all this and more. Much, much more.

St. Mark’s Basilica is just one example among so many. This church is the rival of St. Peter’s in Rome. Not as large and not so grand, but still an amazing work that remains among the finest anywhere.

Hotel Bristol Palace, Genova

Hotel Bristol Palace, Genova

Grand former 19th century mansion located in the historical city centre, 500 metres from the San Lorenzo Cathedral. Elegant guestrooms feature antique furnishings; all are air-conditioned and include wireless Internet and minibars. Guests can dine on Italian specialities such as Ligurian-Style Swordfish in the restaurant with its original lighting.

Columbus Sea Hotel

Columbus Sea Hotel, Genova

Modern marine hotel set in a former sailor house on Genoa Harbour, enabling easy ferry access to Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica. Views from guestrooms vary from the Mediterranean Sea to the old town centre; satellite television and minibars feature. A range of meeting rooms serve the needs of business guests; those wishing to sightsee can book tickets through the concierge.

Bw Hotel Metropoli Genova

Bw Hotel Metropoli Genova

Renovated traditional hotel in a 16th Century building, sited within 150 metres of the Palazzo Ducale and the Carlo Felice Opera House. Guestrooms are decorated in warm earth tones with wooden floors and walnut furnishings; all include multi-channel TV and coffee/tea makers. Guests can relax with a drink and a complimentary newspaper in the bar, and stay connected with wireless Internet access.

Hotel Fiera Bologna

Hotel Fiera Bologna

Situated just three kilometers from both the airport and the city center, this modern and functional hotel has 92 guestrooms. The simple, air conditioned guestrooms are decorated with dark wood furniture: all have cable television. Guests can enjoy a wide range of drinks at the lobby bar before dining in the air conditioned, informal restaurant.

Una Hotel Bologna

Una Hotel Bologna

Ultra-modern glass-fronted hotel situated opposite Bologna’s train station, one and a half kilometres from the city centre. Modern, air-conditioned guestrooms have contemporary decor in a minimalist style and all include satellite television and minibars. Guests can relax with massage and beauty treatments, unwind with a cocktail or coffee in the bar, or enjoy room service.

Tower, A Boscolo First Class Hotel

Tower, A Boscolo First Class Hotel Bologna

In a strategic position between the city center and its access roads, this hotel is a modern, elegant, multi-functional hotel managed with impeccable expertise and a great sense of hospitality. Well-lighted, comfortable spaces administered with impeccable professionalism together with a feeling of warm hospitality. The modernly furnished bedrooms are fitted with every comfort for a relaxing stay.

Starhotels Excelsior Bologna

Starhotels Excelsior Bologna

This hotel is located in colorful Bologna, facing the Central Railway Station, just a short walk from the city center. Guestrooms are soundproof and offer climate control, high-speed Internet access, pay movies, private bathrooms, and safes. Amenities include a fitness room with techno-gym equipment; restaurant, concierge services, business services, and library.

Jolly Hotel de la Gare Bologna

Jolly Hotel de la Gare, Bologna

The Jolly Hotel de la Gare enjoys an excellent location near Bologna’s museums, monuments, and other attractions. The light-colored decor in the spacious guestrooms is accented by fiery reds and oranges in the fabric and carpets that complement the look. The hotel features 12 conference and meeting rooms which are available for all manner of functions.

Hotel Europa, Bologna

Hotel Europa, Bologna

Modern hotel set within a quiet street in the historical centre of Bologna, located 100 metres from the train station. Traditional-style guestrooms with sleek wood furnishings; all open out onto balconies and have Internet connections. The hotel provides a conference room and on-site parking. Guests also receive complimentary access to the fitness center and beauty salon Il Sultano.

Jolly Hotel Villanova Bologna

Jolly Hotel Villanova, Bologna

Only 1 km from the motorway, the Jolly Hotel Villanova is located 7 km away from the city center and 14 km from Bologna Marconi Airport. The hotel is characterized by its modern design and fashionably furnished rooms. From Villanova’s location in the hinterland, you can easily reach both the center of Bologna as well as the renowned seaside resorts of the Adriatic coast.

Volterra in Tuscany

Volterra in Tuscany

Just a short distance from Florence and Pisa and several other better known Tuscany towns is the town of Volterra that sits on a hill top like several of the Tuscan towns and cities.

Pienza, Main square

Travel to Pienza

Often referred to as cute and cozy, you’ll find those two words fit the town of Pienza to a “T”. The birthplace of Pope Pius II who took it upon himself to actually remodel the town in 1459 or 1450, he picked Bernardo Rossellino as his man to do the planning with a renaissance flair.  You’ll find Pienza smack dab in the farms and fields of Tuscany and it’s Val d’Orcia.  It sits on a hill like something from a story book.