This fall, drive through Scotland and stay in
castles and manors
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August and September.
had a wonderful time in France, due in large part to the arrangements
you made. Olivier in Paris was wonderful, and when we wanted a
special guide for a walking tour of the Marais (at the last minute)
he found us Antoinette, who was wonderful. Olivier was also very
accomodating about providing extra drivers, etc as our plans changed.
We were able to be spontaneous and at the same time have all the
assistance we wanted.
Martine who guided us on the Lyon-Provence leg of the trip was delightful.
She was very entertaining and gracious and did a fine job of keeping
both parents and teenage sons happy.
suggestions about accommodations and restau-rants were right on
the mark. We wish we had listened to you and Roberto (travel
agent) and stayed at La Mirande in Avignon. However, that
will give us an excuse for another trip. I would wholeheartedly
recommend your services to anyone and would certainly want to
use you the next time we go to France."
Judith W, Texas
at the end of November?......No problem, just tell them to join
us for Thanksgiving......in
for a week......No, we'll take care of everything......Touring
with a guide, wine-tastings, gourmet dinners, the works!......They'll
have Provence to themselves......In a cute boutique hotel in
Arles, and then in an historic chateau......I knoooow! Me too......Well,
that's the whole idea, right?......"
Londra Palace: A Luxury Hotel in Venice for the 21st-Century
In the year 1860, there was great excitement in Venice for the
opening of a new hotel on Riva degli Schiavoni, just a few steps
from Piazza San Marco: the grand five star Beau Rivage. It had
been designed by Fuin, a famous Venetian engineer of the period,
in neo-Lombard style with white marble from Istria. It later
became the actual Hotel Londra Palace.
Its elegance, not to mention the evocative
view on the Lagoon and on the island of San Giorgio, accompanied
by typical Venetian melancholy, inspired the first three movements
of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, first called "Do Leoni"
in honour of the lion of San Marco. This masterpiece was composed
in room 106, as the pictures and souvenirs left to the Hotel
by the Russian government witness. It is a room full of history
and emotions bringing some guests to state that they were awakened
in the middle of the night by a weak light and barely noticeable
music. Could this be true or are they dreaming?
March 1999, the Hotel Londra Palace completed the extensive
restoration of its interiors and the facade, a project that
began in 1992 and cost eight million dollars. The first phase
of the job was to turn the 73 rooms into just 53, adding more
comfort and luxury like marble in the bathrooms. The remarkable
restoration left the hotel's history, personality and architecture
intact, while offering all the up-to-date amenities of a 21st-century