Our 2017 Trips

During 2017 we took two trips to Europe.

A spring trip to Europe seeing Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Paris.

In the fall we will spend time in Italy.

In Italy we have booked great locations and we are looking forward to our stays at:

  •  La Pecora Ladra, in Montaldo di Castro, staying in Montalto Marina area. The loft-apartments include free wi-fi, and beautifully furnished and this will be a great way to get some relaxation in right at the start of the trip.
  • Manarola Vista Mare Apartment - we are staying in Manarola on the Cinque Terra. Therre are three apartments and two rooms. We can't wait to get into our apartment!
  • In Bergamo, we will be staying at the Hotel Gombit, which is located next to the 13th century Torre del Gombito in the old upper town of Bergamo. The four floor, 13 room hotel is member of the Design Hotels.
  • In the Crete Senesi we will be staying at the Podere Fornaci near Asciano, about 19 km from Siena. The ancient house of the agriturismo dates back to 1800.
  • In the vAL D'Orcia, we will be staying at the Podere Pietreta, near Radicofani, and old medieval village. The Podere Pietreta is an old stone country house that dates to the 18 century. A three-hectare park surrounds the Podere.
  • In Rome we have a roof-top apartment that overlooks the Piazza Cavour.

Our Recommendations

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

Select France, Italy or Croatia from the menu at the top of the page.

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.