January/February 2003 – Tuscany Outlets, Venice, Rome Hotel Dining

cover-janfeb2003Bargains Abound at the Prada and Gucci Outlets
Discount Designer shopping in Montevarchi, 45 minutes outside of Florence.

Italy in America: Patsy’s in New York City
A midtown Manhattan landmark famous for its authentic Southern Italian food.

My Favorite Venetian
The concierge at Hotel Saturnia makes a lasting impression as a source for recommendations in Venice.

A Concierge’s Venice
All the addresses you need to buy homemade chocolate, wine, and glass jewelry, people watch, or enjoy a meal

Rome’s Finest Hotel Dining
Some of Rome’s top hotel restaurants that have ushered in a renaissance in hotel dining – La Terrazza, Café Romano, Hassler Rooftop Restaurant, and La Pergola

Walking the Giant
Making a pilgrimage to Mount Etna, with stops in Linguaglossa and Piano Provenzana.

Visiting the Volcano
Approaches to Mount Etna, guided excursions and nearby towns.

News, Tips, Deals, and Events
Editor’s Pick: Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide by Dario Castagno; From the Flight Deck; Arts Calendar; An Italian Wine Reducation at the International Wine Academy of Rome

John Keahey on Venice
The author of Venice Against the Sea: A City Besieged speaks with Dream of Italy about the state of Venice today.

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