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Comment by Sally Hammond on August 7, 2012 at 9:46pm

I am featuring Sicily today on my website also my Facebook page: Please 'Like' it to keep in touch.

Comment by BuzzInRome on April 13, 2012 at 9:58am

Italian Painting Exhibits in Rome: Tintoretto, the Set Designer, and Guercino, the Sky Specialist.

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A member of Tripatini has questions about Cinque Terre that some of you can answer. Go to our Ask A Travel Pro page to see what information he needs -- -- and please help him if you can. 

Comment by Dawn M. Barclay on February 1, 2012 at 1:26pm

Italy for Honeymooners

What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago." 
~Erica Jong

Is there any place as romantic as Italy? For nearly two hundred years Italy has been the destination of choice for those who are looking to lend the gloss of sophistication to their persona. Between the mouth-watering food, painting-worthy vistas and a language so imbued with romance as to make your heart beat fast just listening to it, is it any wonder that Italy has become one of the top honeymoon destinations of all time? 

If you have considered or are currently considering an Italian honeymoon you might want to consider look into these top Italian honeymoon destinations.

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi coast is one of the most visually appealing areas on the planet. With breathtaking coastal resorts, pristine white beaches and a sultry Mediterranean temperature you won’t regret spending your first days together in such a gorgeous area.

Here are two Barclay International Group villas which are actually large enough that you could bring family or friends along with you. All have kitchens, of course, for those romantic meals for two!

Villa Il Gioiello

and here are a few apartments within villas that will offer an unforgettable holiday:

Villa Amore 
Fior di Limone 


It doesn’t matter which movie you watch, nearly every movie that mentions Venice marks it as being one of the most romantic places on earth. The reality is really not that much different. With food to die for, wines that will leave you slightly dizzy and architecture and art that combine to give you the glorious sense of being cast headlong into the past, especially when you hear the gondoliers calling to each other in the moonlight.

Barclay International Group’s Venice apartments are extremely affordable! Take a look:



From fantastic midnight espressos to architecture that will have you dreaming of millennia gone by, Rome has something for everyone. While Venice and Florence tend to be more “proper” as far as modern music and fashions, in Rome – anything goes and not only will you find the beauty of the past, but you’ll also find the modern lying cheek to cheek with the ancient in a heady and romantic mix.

Barclay International Group has a wide selection of apartments in Rome which can be seen here.

To select just a few:

Cinque Colori 
Residence Palazzo Al Velabro


For those who are more drawn to the pastoral and artistic beauty of Italy, Florence is the perfect choice for a honeymoon. Here you will get all of the beauty of the Italian language, the deliciousness of the food and wine, but without the chaos that cities like Rome tend to include as part of their appeal and which might very well be more appealing to a couple looking to spend their first days together as husband and wife.

Again, Barclay International Group has a huge selection of apartments in Florence, as seen here

A few examples:
Residence Palazzo Ricasoli 


For sheer sensuous pleasure you need look no further than Tuscany. From fine art to fine wine to extraordinary scenery that encompasses mountain paths, rolling hills, seacoast and islands, there’s always something wonderful to gaze upon and explore. Aside from Florence, you’ll want to select from Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano and Lucca. Any and all can be a perfect location for an absolutely stunning honeymoon. 

Barclay International Group offers villas of many sizes in Tuscany but here are a few apartments in villas that lend themselves especially well to parties of two:

La Poggiolaia 
Pratale 1 & 2 
Villa Il Pozzo 
Li Zuti 

It doesn’t matter if you love to party or are an art connoisseur Italy has something for everyone and even the most diverse of couples will have no problem in finding a honeymoon destination that will provide them with the memories of a lifetime.

We are currently updating rates for 2012. If 2011 rates appear, please call us and we will provide updated rates. Also call for more information on these or any other property. We are at 800-845-6636.

This article was written by Sarah Rigos, founder of the leading cash registry website Starlight Registry, with proposed accommodations added by Barclay International Group.
Comment by BuzzInRome on December 5, 2011 at 10:50am
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Do You Think You Missed Out Italy’s 150th Anniversary? You’re Wrong, Check Out These Events!

Comment by BuzzInRome on March 14, 2011 at 7:58am

Italy Turns 150, And the Special Night Celebrations Will Be in Rome on March 16!

Comment by BuzzInRome on January 29, 2011 at 6:22am

Where On Earth Can You Taste 1000 Italian Wines? At Sensofwine! In Rome Until Jan 30

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Italy’s Top Players & Young Talents On Stage For the Rome Jazz Festival

By BuzzInRome

Pianist Stefano Bollani, renowned trumpet player Enrico Rava, these are just two of the big names of Rome’s Jazz Festival, the music event devoted to the very best of Italian jazz and upcoming artists.

Now in its 34th year, the Rome Jazz Festival has always focused on developing a central theme around which to design artistic choices. And this has led to an authentic journey through jazz over the years, with a musical and socio-cultural point of view. This year’s “Gezz” project, which stands for Generation Jazz, stems from the awareness of the increasingly important role jazz has come to play in the artistic and cultural Italian context, since many Italian musicians have established themselves on the international scene and the number of young talents has increased. Therefore, this year’s festival will present an overview of the new Italian jazz scene, with the aim to investigate aesthetic values, trends and new horizons of the emerging jazz generation. Among the most anticipated events are performances by singer-songwriter and pianist Chiara Civello and by vocalist, composer and arranger Maria Pia de Vito.

But the Rome Jazz Festival won’t just be an Italy-focused event, International jazz stars such as Esperanza Spalding and Macy Gray will also play!

The Rome Jazz Festival starts today and will run until November 30 in Auditorium Parco della Musica, viale Pietro de Coubertin. Tickets on sale at the Auditorium from 11 am to 6 pm or online



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