Hotel Due Torri, Verona

The Due Torri in Verona is just The Hotel Detective’s type. Of a certain age, but still beautiful, with a lobby built for another era and where a pleasing dusk prevails even in mid-day. In summer, it’s an oasis from the unrelenting sun. It’s a space that seemed to THD

  by Geri Bain Nestled into the Tuscan hills, just a 40 minute drive from Siena and within walking and biking distance of many historic and picturesque towns, Hotel Adler Thermae Spa and Relax Resort, covered in a recent article  makes a wonderful home base for enjoying Tuscany.  The resort

    By Geri Bain Relaxing in the naturally-heated thermal lagoon-like pool at the Hotel Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort, I met couples and families from Italy, Germany, England and Switzerland as well as a handful of Americans. Many described the resort as their vacation home; a place they

Stirring the cheese

by Kim D. McHugh (Photos courtesy Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano, YouTube clip courtesy Walks of Italy) Overshadowed by Rome, Venice, Milan and Florence, Parma hasn’t found its way to many travel itineraries. As a food enthusiast, I was drawn to this lesser-known destination like paparazzi to a movie star. Before

villa carlotta

By Beverly Stephen We didn’t really need George Clooney to tell us Lake Como is romantic. Greta Garbo made the point in 1932 in the movie “The Grand Hotel.”  And so did the 19th century composer Franz Liszt who declared that “the story of two happy lovers” should be set

[SlideDeck2 id=15520] by Deborah Loeb Bohren Not unlike Joseph’s fabled coat of many colors, the houses of Isola di Burano, a small island in the lagoon just north of Venice (, are more colorful than a 64 ct. box of Crayola Crayons. Originally a fishing village dating back to Roman

Dining terrace at the InterContinental De La Ville Roma

By Marc Kristal The tourist’s week I spent recently in Rome was – as it always seems to be in that unusual city – a dream of perfection. The sun came out every day and turned my scarf and gloves unnecessary. The low winter sun made silhouettes of the stone

  Interview by Everett Potter This month, we’re giving away an amazing bike trip in Italy with ExperiencePlus! (you can enter here). Rick Price and Paola Malpezzi-Price founded the company that would become ExperiencePlus! in 1972, an eternity ago in the world of adventure travel. Italy was and is their