The swimming pool at Villa Il Palagio in Chianti.
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Tuscan Villa Family Vacation in Chianti Farmhouse

If you are craving a getaway "Under the Tuscan Sun," Villa Il Palagio in the heart of Tuscany could be just the spot you are looking for. Once a small, family-owned, bio-organic wine estate nestled in Panzano, Chianti, it has become a 30-room inn located within 32 kms (about 20 miles) of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano,...

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Spring Break Vacation Deals Busting Out All Over

From the cabin fever-struck New England to the blizzard-battered Midwest and the snow-blanketed slopes of Lake Tahoe, many families are looking to plan a Spring Break getaway. So, which destinations are hustling to attract families this spring, and how? We have some surprising answers. This spring, all the early signs are pointing to a big season for families trying out vacation rentals...

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A Food And Wine Lovers Family Roadtrip Through Tuscany

A food and wine infused Tuscany holiday is a fantasy shared by many. But when you throw kids into the mix, this dream can quickly turn sour. Do you dream of driving through sun-dappled vineyards and camera-ready hill towns where even a simple meal is a celebration? Do your taste buds long for a leisurely-paced, multi-coursed, wine-enhanced meal?  I know few children who would...

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The Eiffel Tower When She Glitters

There sat steak and custard alongside bottles of soda and cups of coffee. And, of course the customary dish of snails that looked like little hills all grouped together in a lake of garlic. The white linen was now stained with wine and butter. The din of conversation rose above the lowly lit, colorful chandeliers in the chic Parisian restaurant where I found myself in the spring of my freshman year...

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