April 2004 – Sardinia, Venice’s Burano, Tuscany Hotels

cover-april2004 Sardinia — A World Apart
An island equidistant from Italy and Africa, with European sophistication and an unspoiled natural setting, Sardinia is the perfect size to discover in a leisurely week or so.

Sardinia’s Ancient Cork Oak Forests Enchant
Sardinia’s ancient inhabitants learned to strip cork oak bark to make amphorae stoppers, insulate Nuraghi villages and roof shepherds’ huts with it. Spectacular cork oak forests still abound.

An Escape to Blissful Burano (Venice)
Hop on Venice’s vaporetto #12 to churn across the lagoon to Burano, the island where lace has been made for five centuries.

Two Tuscan Hideaways
Two historic places to stay – one is Mona Lisa’s birthplace, the other is a former 14th century medieval village whose name means “Lover’s Inn.”

News, Tips, Deals and Events
Guess who used to own George Clooney’s Lake Como villa? L’Andana – The Tuscan inn owned by Alain Ducasse opens in Tuscany. Reggio Emilia’s pet-pampering laws.


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