Browsing Category : Hotels & Restaurants

Overnight at the Star Hotels Excelsior (Bologna, Italy)

Business and Travel Hotel in Bologna -While visiting Bologna to compile The Beginners Guide to Bologna for I stayed at the Starhotels Excelsior which is conveniently located across the street from the station and a 15-minute walk to the historical center. I had a very comfortable stay. They let me check-in early and at check-out, I was able to leave my bags in storage and…

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Published in – Lecco has hamburgers too. Great place for the family, a casual date or a good hearty burger. They pride themselves in being 100% Italian; using  local meats, artisanal beers and even the cola is a national brand. Good, quality meat and friendly service.Vegetarian choices are also available. Decorated with trendy, pseudo-urban-industry furnishings and vintage style sofas and cinema chairs. Prices…

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Crotto Quartino – Piuro, Italy

Published in – Read about our day trip to Chiavenna and our gastronomic adventure at Crotto Quartino in the town of Piuro, up near the Swiss border.  We tried the specialty Pizzoccheri Chiavennaschi and visited an authentic Crotto wine cellar. TRADITIONAL TASTES AT CROTTO QUARTINO (PIURO)     Discovering Pizzoccheri Chiavennaschi in Valchievenna-Valtellina, Lombardy If you have read any…

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Published in Overlooking Lake Como from the Valmadrera shore is the Villa Giulia Hotel and Restaurant. Known for it’s spectacular view of the lake, the Terrazza Restaurant is truly a special little gem and a favorite for the locals. We went for a summer lunch to celebrate a special occasion and it was the perfect setting. We were led to an…

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