Our 2016 Trips

We have mapped out our 2016 trip with time in Portugal, Paris, Venice, the Presecco wine area, Tuscany and Rome.

  • We start with a night at the Pestana Sintra Resort in Sintra, Portgual. This is a short 20 minute drive from landing in Lisbon. Enough for the first day.
  • Then we drive up to Porto, and have an apart through Inoporto Appartments.
  • Next is time at the Cada De Canhilhas in the Duoro Valley.
  • We travel south where we have an apartment in Lagos on the Algrave. We have booked at the Monte Malaca.
  • We end out time in Portugal with some time in Lisbon, we have an apartment through Luxus Santa Caterina.
  • We end the trip with almost a week in Paris at "our" apartment, through Homaparis on rue Bachaumont in Paris.
  • In the fall we fly to Rome and then Venice.
  • After Venice we will spend time in the Processo Wine Area.
  • A return to Chianti is in order and we will be staying at one of our favourite places, Borgo di Pietrafitta.
  • From there it back for some time in Rome. We have "our" favourite apartment at the Ginnasi Palace.

Our Recommendations

Through our travels we have stayed in "great" and "not-so-great" places.

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We provide information on the various Regions of Italy and France in our travel journals on My Travels in France or My Travels in Italy web sites.

We are pleased to provide our reviews on some of the places we recommend to stay and eat.

Through Marcus Travel Planning, Karen Marcus offers fee-based travel consulting, that can help to turn a trip into a great trip.

E’ con piacere che vogliamo condividere le informazioni che abbiamo raccolto nei nostri numerosi viaggi su quelli che consideriamo “great place to stay”, augurandoci che potrete godere delle nostre brevi recensioni.

Alla vostra sinistra i collegamenti ai luoghi recensiti.

Il est avec plaisir que nous donnons à l'information sur certains des grands endroits où nous sommes restés. Nous espérons que vous appréciez nos revues courtes. Les liens à de grands endroits à rester pour la France ou l'Italie sont du côté gauche.