February/March 2023: Lake Garda, Cortona, Arezzo Antiques, Rome’s Testaccio Cultural Treasure

Lefay Resort: Luxury Escape on Lake Garda
Editor Kathy McCabe and her faithful travel companion Finney found their own piece of heaven at this luxury hotel and spa set in the mountains. Sleek terraced rooms put you center stage to admire the lake from above in modern comfort. Relaxation areas and wellness services will feed your soul and the excellent on-site restaurant will do the same for your appetite. Lefay is the perfect spot for a relaxing winter retreat. You may never want to leave.

Treasures of Lake Garda
Windsurfing, thermal spas, and what Winston Churchill called the 8th wonder of the world are all in the orbit of Garda. Italy’s largest lake is a short trip from major northern cities like Milan yet a universe away. Associate Editor Danielle Abbazia fills you in on why Lake Garda is becoming Italy’s favorite lake for American travelers.

Enjoying the Movie Magic of Under the Tuscan Sun in Cortona
World traveler and meteorologist Jennifer Broome takes us along on her stay at the stunning villa used in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun to play the role of Bramasole, the real life home of Frances and Ed Mayes. Any fan of the film will instantly recall their favorite scenes shot around this home from Jennifer’s accounts. She details what makes this villa special and worth the pretty penny it costs to rent.

Casa Dreosti: Affordable Cortona Charm
Have you ever visited a place and felt instantly at home? For Jennifer Broome, Casa Dreosti is that place. An affordable but chic place to stay in the heart of Cortona, this b&b is all small-town Tuscan appeal and warm hospitality in the form of a South African chef turned bed and breakfast owner.

The Beating Heart of Rome’s Testaccio
Danielle takes us with her on her favorite weekend morning trip to eat and shop local at the Citta dell’Altra Economia. Artisanal crafts are for sale in the main square and the market fares decide the weekly menu at a bright and innovative restaurant inside the city’s old slaughterhouses. This place has it all- even rainbow colored animals that are a big hit with kids.

Dream Day in Italy: Go Antiquing in Arezzo
Chi cerca, trova. Seek and you shall find. One man’s attempt to bring culture back into his post-war city has grown into one of Italy’s greatest monthly treasure hunts. See why hundreds of thousands of people visit the Tuscan town of Arezzo each year in search of vintage finds.

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