April 2012 – Florence Restaurants, Hotels and Shopping, Tuscany Hotel, Venice Contemporary Art, New Rome Restaurant

cover-april2012 Borgo di Castelvecchio in Siena
We’ve found the perfect spot for a getaway outside of Siena. A great location for wine tasting at three Montalcino vineyards.

Florence: Where to Eat and Drink
Our picks for four places to dine/drink on your next visit to Florence including iO Personale Osteria, a hip new eatery that deconstructs classic Tuscan dishes.

Florence: Shopping the Oltrarno
In this neighborhood, you will find the studios and shops of Florentine artisans, many whose families’ local roots date back centuries.

Posh Places to Stay in Florence
We review two luxury hotels in Florence – one new 5-star property near the Basilica di Santa Croce and a Ferragamo hotel a stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio.

News, Tips, Deals and Events
Contemporary Art at Punta della Dogana in Venice; New Rome Restaurant: Pipero al Rex; Friday Nights at the Vatican Museums

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