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Borgo Casa al Vento

Borgo Casa al Vento is an agriturismo, hotel, luxury villa, and wine and olive oil producer tucked into one of the quietest corners of the Chianti Classico zone. I was lucky enough to spend some time there last fall during part of their grape harvest, which you can see in the video below:


You can also find the property on Venere where you can book directly online.

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Palazzo Tornabuoni

One of the swankest new places to stay in Florence:

Logo_blue"Scheduled to open in early 2008, Palazzo Tornabuoni (866-753-6667), a stunning renovated 15th-century Florentine palace being divided into apartments, is offering fractional shares from around $230,000."



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We have a new travel partner - Venere.com. They are the leading supplier of accommodation in Italy, with over 5,000 hotels to choose from. The company is based in Italy and their prices are great. Please check them out if you need a hotel in Florence or anywhere else in Italy - or Europe.



Italy Expected to Approve a Tax on Hotel Stays

This story (we mentioned it a few weeks ago) has now made in into the NY Times:

"Tourists who want to sit in a cafe in the Piazza San Marco or visit the Uffizi may soon have to pay more for their hotel rooms. A measure, expected to be passed by the Italian Parliament at the end of the year, will allow cities to charge tourists a daily “bed tax” of up to five euros, or $6.30, per person in 2007."

I generally agree with this statement, "I think as long as the money goes into improvements no one should complain about the extra charge," - if you have enough money to visit Italy an extra $6 a day shouldn't be a big deal, but of course the burden falls on everyone, including the student and budget traveler. If it was a percentage of the room price, it would be more fair in my eyes.



Santa Croce Area Hotels and B&Bs

I put together a list of hotels near us (Piazza Santa Croce) for some family members who were planning on visiting. I thought I’d post it in case anyone is looking for lodging in the area. I’m also including my very brief notes/comments about each one. Some I've actually visited or walked by, but some I just researched on the web – either way, these are some I would recommend. They vary in price range from reasonably expensive to slightly budget (although that’s hard to find here in Florence). The links mostly go to other hotel booking sites, but some go directly to the hotels own pages. Here they are...

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