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Italy Roundup: Best Food Edition

Having spent two summers in Italy, Priyanka Sen of Let's Go Travel has come across a lot of great food. Here are some of her picks of the best eats to be found.

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Hawaii Vacation Rentals

Tropical Villa Vacations. Presenting Shambala, a 6 bedroom, Ocean View Licensed Maui Vacation Estate. Beachfront homes, secluded hideaways, and award-winning reort villas. Effortless vacations from owner-direct Maui-based rental manager. 888-875-2818 ext. 6 or 8. PrivateParadiseVillas.com.
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Honolulu, 900 sq. ft. designer condo. Ocean and Diamond Head view, beachfront building, walk to Waikiki. Sleeps 2. Monthly $3500-4500. VRBO #755571. grapevine4me@gmail.com.

Maine Vacation Rentals

Spectacular waterfront cottage, on Penobscot Bay/Deer Isle. 4 bedrooms, beach access. Amazing sunsets. Pets welcome. Also available for fall. $2,000/week. 857-928-7275. jgarrels@collaborative.org.

Kezar Lake, Lovell. 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage, sleeps 5. Beautiful mountain/lake views. 2 kayaks. Private beach. Marina & golf course nearby. Harvard '63 owner. June: $1,200/week; August, September, $1,500/week. Photos: http://www.kezarrealty.com/listing/898989/44-greenwood-rd-lovell-me-04051/. Luders@aol.com. 207-422-3000.

Camden: Beautiful 6 bedroom, 4 bath, 1850 home, in town, near ocean, for weekly rental Summer 2017. www.vrbo.com/841244.

Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

Rockport, Pigeon Cove, Oceanfront home, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, all amenities. $3,500/week. mgftennis@aol.com. 617-484-1908.

BERKSHIRES. Luxury condo, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, pool, tennis, Hancock, summer. 781-319-2259. rollers@comcast.net.

Nantucket Oceanfront: Charming, antique-filled cottage on five acre oceanfront estate. Sleeps six comfortably. $4,600 - $7,400 weekly, May - October. phoey63@comcast.net, for details/pics.
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Martha's Vineyard: Waterfront, private beach, perfect for a family. Four bedrooms. http://tinyurl.com/MVY-Quawk. condliffe@gmail.com. 416-931-5000.

Nantucket home: In town, sleeps 6, AC, pool, tennis. bit.ly/nanhome2, ddietle@post.harvard.edu. June, August, September availability.

MARTHA'S VINEYARD. Spacious, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, water view, private beach, gourmet kitchen, private master suite. Now booking for summer, starting May 20. conroymv@aol.com. 508-627-1638.

NANTUCKET: DIONIS 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 decks, beach, early ferry reservations. 530-574-7731, doctorpaula@comcast.net, www.homeaway.com/105688.

New Hampshire Vacation Rentals

Serene NH Lake: swimming, fishing, canoes, rowboats, kayaks, tennis. Weekly: 2 bedroom boathouse overhanging lake; secluded 2+ bedroom cabin. Private cove. Spring/summer/fall: $1,100/$1,300. dcurll@post.harvard.edu or 603-835-2683.
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Lake Sunapee. Notable 6 BR house perfect for multi-generations; 3 1/2 baths, master with sleeping porch, third floor suite, fieldstone fireplace in double living room, updated kitchen, boathouse, dock, beach, spectacular site and sunsets. June-Oct aqopbketch@aol.com.

Private lodge 2 hrs. from Hanover. Info on area: bit.ly/nhlodge. Sleeps 8. Dock, boats, porch overlooking lake, magnificent views. No pets/no smoking. 202-320-8268, rmargesson@gmail.com.

Secluded Winnipesaukee estate. Six bedrooms, dock, tennis, panoramic views, forest trails. pmeehan@maxfieldrealestate.com. Ph.D. '89.
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New Mexico Vacation Rentals

Santa Fe. Architect's 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on 12.5 acres, 15 minutes to Plaza. Stunning views; non smoking; no pets; weekly. 978-369-2647, gmiskolczy@yahoo.com.

New York Vacation Rentals

Hudson Valley country estate. Converted barn on 24 acres. 6 bedrooms, pool, tennis court, hot tub, pond, stream, meadows, views and more. Less than two hours from NYC. $3,500-$5,500/week. 917-886-3581, brochure/information.

Rhode Island Vacation Rentals

Perfect for family vacations/reunions. Saunderstown, near Newport. 12,000 sq. ft. historic home on 35 acre estate on Narragansett Bay. 11 bedrooms, 7 1/2 baths, sleeps 18. Private tennis court & beach. Available weekly, summer only. alloestokes@gmail.com, 203-259-2750.

NARRAGANSETT, RI. Jerusalem Beach House. Steps to Ocean. Spectacular views from rooftop deck. $2,000/week in July and For Sale By Owner $699,000. 212-749-1268.

Utah Vacation Rentals

Park City: Terrific skiing, fabulous summers. 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, fireplace, hot tub, all amenities. Complimentary ski shuttle. Walk to Main St. Outdoor activities, arts/culture. 40 mins to Salt Lake/Sundance. vrbo.com/384677, keathleyb@gmail.com.

Vermont Vacation Rentals

Rochester Vacation House, spacious, peaceful, pond, brook, four season, families, business, events, retreats, 617-868-3018, murrayfamily@verizon.net.


Spotlight on Italy

Our friends at Let's Go Travel have some great suggestions of must-try foods in Italy. Click here to view the article. 

Italian Country Villa with 3 bedrooms/3 baths and pool, located an hour's drive north of Rome near train station, wineries, amenities. 475,000 euros, also available for rent. www.casa-sirena.com; ecputnam@aol.com.

Peter Sommer Travels. Expert-led cultural tours in Italy. www.petersommer.com, 855-443-3027.
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Elifant Archaeo-Culinary Tours. A delicious way to experience Italy. Join us for our October 2017 trip to the Bay of Naples. www.elifanttours.com.
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Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy, 2 BR, 1-bath apartment, free WiFi, garden/patio. All amenities. Restaurants, cultural activities and more outside your door. Close to Siena. HMS ’86 alumni owner. 404-274-8287, $650-$750/week. www.airbnb.com/rooms/1410154. davidlswerdlow@gmail.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Italian Photo Workshops. Join acclaimed photographer and author Frank Van Riper, NF ’79, for hands-on photo workshops in Umbria and Venice. Single-digit class size; first class accommodations. NO entrance requirements. For information: www.GVRphoto.com, www.veniceinwinter.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Florence. Stunning 14th century villa in the Florentine Hills set amongst vineyards and olive groves. 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, meticulously maintained. Renaissance views. 20 mins. from center of Florence. $5,000/week; weekly rental only. Harvard alumni owner. garshad@gmail.com. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Rome. Breathtakingly beautiful art-filled apartment on via Gregoriana near Spanish steps. 2 bedrooms in a 17th century palazzo. Mariaceliswirth@yahoo.com, 212-360-6321.

Charming Tuscan Farmhouse for Two. In the heart of the Chianti Classico region. For information and photographs, please visit: VRBO.com/168839.

Going to Italy? Let a Stanford alum who lives there guide and drive you. He'll follow your lead if you wish or he'll surprise you with discoveries he's made over the years. Your wishes are his commands. Check out: www.follow-your-nose.com.

TUSCANY: Private luxury villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens, www.LuxuryVillaTuscany.com.

Rome—Bright Elegant Apartment. Beamed ceilings. Antiques. Walk to Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. 609-683-3813, gam1@comcast.net.

Tuscan Rolling Hills: Independent cottage with a magnificent view among the olive trees. http://www.siena-cottage-out-of-town.it/.

Beautiful, classic, Tuscan villa for up to 12 near Firenze and Siena. WiFi. Pool. riccardo@italianvillarentals.com.

Florence—heart of city. Luxury apartments for rent by Harvard Alumnus. Walk to all major sites and best restaurants from this historic palazzo. Tell us your class year and get 10% off. Palazzoantellesiflorence.com.

Beautifully restored 18th century Tuscan home between Lucca and the sea. Private, gated, 4+ terraced acres. Manicured gardens. 65' pool. Convenient to beaches, Florence, Pietrasanta, Cinque Terre. Perfect for vacation or sabbatical. www.luccavacationhome.com/harvard.
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Rome: spacious, stylish, renovated apartment. Walk to St. John Lateran and major sights. WiFi. Elevator. Two bedrooms, two baths. lm603@columbia.edu, 212-867-0489, www.casacleme.com.

Tuscany: Just south of Siena, beautifully restored 11th C. Abbey set on 40 hillside acres of vineyards and rose gardens. 8 double bedrooms with 7 ensuite bathrooms, 3 kitchens, large marble pool, excellent staff—perfect for anniversaries and reunions. See photos at FineVillas.com, Abbadia listing, and call 917-287-1966.

Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Seaview Homes. One to five bedroom, fully equipped vacation homes and villas in St. John—some with pools/spas, all with outstanding ocean views. Email: info@seaviewhomes.com. 888-625-2963, 340-776-6805, www.seaviewhomes.com.
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Hillcrest Guest House,

St. John, United States Virgin Islands. www.HillcrestStJohn.com. 340-776-6774. $185-235/day.

Tortola, BVI:

Three-bedroom house 50 yards from beautiful Long Bay Beach. Ewinghouse@gmail.com or 646-526-7111. www.ewinghouse.com.

BARBADOS VILLA. 7 bedrooms. Fabulous ocean views. Located in St. James, Barbados—one mile from everything. Winter 10% Harvard discount. Chef prepared arrival dinner included with all bookings. Inclusive dining/car rental packages also available. See videos at: www.lammbarbadosvilla.com. E-mail Guy at: info@villalamaisonmichelle.com or call 914-589-6550 for rates.

Croatia Vacation Rentals

Luxury Croatia Gulet Cruises offer a unique way to spend your holidays. Rent a luxury vessel with a crew and cruise 1,200 islands in Croatia. More info at www.croatialuxurygulet.com.

France Vacation Rentals

Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau: Heart of town. Two bedroom, quiet, steps to shops, restaurants; garage. Perfect for exploring. $1,450 weekly. greatfrenchrentals@comcast.net.

PARIS OPERA GARNIER, 750 sq/ft elegant top floor apartment, views, short/long-term. Owner managed. Lebas75parisapartment@yahoo.com.

France, Paris-Marais: Exquisite, sunny one bedroom apartment behind Place des Vosges. King-size bed, living/dining room, six chairs, full kitchen, washer, dryer. Weekly maid service. WiFi. $1350 weekly. max@gwu.edu.

Paris—7th. Metro Vaneau. Elegant 900 sq ft 3rd floor 1BR apartment with open view, washer/dryer, elevator, renovated kitchen and bathroom. Sleeps 4 w/ sleeper sofa. Weekly maid service. Located on quiet street, near Rue de Sevres and St. Germain. 1,100/week. 1 week minimum. kentbrittan@yahoo.com.

Paris - Marais.  Historic 17th-century, 500 sq. ft. apt on first floor, renovated, 1 bedroom, sleeps 4, brand new kitchen & bath, 2 private courtyards, high-speed internet access. 978-371-0223, asluder@yahoo.com.

Burgundy, Cote d'Or Wine Country. Luxurious 18th Century village house overlooks historic chateau in French countryside. 30 minutes from Beaune and Burgundy's best vineyards. 3 bedrooms, large salon, gourmet kitchen, 2 baths, washer, dryer, WiFi, satellite HDTV, stereo, DVD. Sleeps 6. Private garden. Perfect for hiking, biking in countryside. 6 bicycles provided. U.S. $1,500/week. www.franceburgundycottage.com. Available April-November. W. Kenneth Thompson, wktbristol@gmail.com, 802-453-7855.

Provence. Charming country home, medieval village near Grasse. Overlooks Mediterranean, 1 hour from Nice Airport., 30 minutes to beaches. Sleeps 6, pool, Wi-Fi, culture, golf, tennis nearby. Maid service available. 1 week minimum. Online photos. Rental by Owner. CONTACT: cabrisrental@gmail.com.

PARIS BASTILLE: Very comfortable pied-a-terre for up to 4. All renovated, fully equipped, sunny. Week/month. Owner 503-705-4088 and (33)6 21 53 38 49. For photos: bdemont@wanadoo.fr.

Discover Bordeaux! Château La Vieille Cure is an elegant, comfortable 5-bedroom, 4 1/2 bath house set in a 50-acre Bordeaux vineyard co-owned by Harvard families; sleeps 10. Saint Emilion, the Médoc, Bordeaux center, unspoiled beaches all nearby. Fully equipped with pool, chef's kitchen, WiFi, HDTV, bikes, housekeeping. Catering available for extra fee. US $5,500/week, May-Oct (1-week minimum, Sat-Sat). Contact lvchouserental@gmail.com. 617-549-7557 for details, availability, photos. Explore the southwest of France! Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Paris. Luxurious, large, sun-filled belle epoque apartment just off Place St. Michel on Left Bank. 4th floor. Lovely details, fully equipped, cleaning 2x/wk. Sleeps 5. Minimum week, $4,200. Call 617-491-0006. dantonapartment@gmail.com.

Paris vacation  apartments, hotel reservations, things to do, destination guide & more. Visit: www.parisnet.com.

Paris 6th: Elegant Left Bank apartment by the Seine. Walk to Notre Dame, Louvre and Luxembourg Garden. gam1@comcast.net, 609-924-7520.

Paris 7th. Fifth floor, quiet, studio sleeps 3. Balcony. View Eiffel Tower. www.parisgrenelle.com. 207-752-0285.

Paris 5th. Blue State Special. Elegant ground floor studio in 17th century building half block from Seine opposite Notre Dame. Free internet, phone, TV. Full kitchen. Sleeps three. rwolff@afroam.umass.edu.

Languedoc. Charming house in medieval village, spectacular views. Mediterranean, hiking, vineyards, Carcassonne. www.caussi.com, 646-552-8661.

Normandy. Restored pressoir on sixteen tranquil hilltop acres. Five bedrooms, 3 baths, pool. 1.75 hours from Paris. Photos at: www.chateautivoli.com. Available June-October; $2,900/week or $8,000/month. 415-922-3070, geraldinam35@gmail.com.

Paris-Marais: Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Non-smokers. Week/Month. 206-723-6538; www.acrossthewater.net.

Near St. Tropez, in Port Grimaud, a beautiful village on French Riviera: 4 bed, 2 bath house, fully appointed, sleeps 6-8, back patio on canal, small boat included with access to Med. 5 min walk to beach and restaurants. $1,600/wk spring and fall, $2,500/wk July and August. mpht@club.fr. '63 Law.

Paris 16th: Large, sunny, one bedroom, elevator, near shops, Métro Mirabeau. All creature comforts. $1450/wk, two week minimum. trips@frenchtraveler.com.

PAD-À-TERRE PARIS SINCE 1999. High-end pied-à-terres in only the best parts of town. MARAIS·LOUVRE·SAINT-GERMAIN. www.pad-a-terre.com. contact@pad-a-terre.com. +33-1-42-77-92-10.
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Great Britain & Ireland Vacation Rentals

LONDON, COVENT GARDEN. Walk to Theatre, Opera, Galleries. 1 Bedroom, 2 Bath flat in modern building with Porter. 7 night minimum. 202-338-8973; MareeW@post.harvard.edu.

Central London. Selection of private houses and apartments with supporting concierge service. www.chsrentals.com.

Hungary Vacation Rentals

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Beautiful, classic, 2 bedroom apartment in the historic heart of Budapest. Sunny, many amenities, balcony, perfect for family vacations or business trips. pbalogh@pacificalawyer.com, or www.budapestbestapartment.com.

Travel

Visiting Britain? Oxford graduate and qualified lawyer offers tours of Oxford and legal London. www.underhilltours.co.uk.

THINKING WALKS IN PARIS: a unique coaching experience. Request information from ptdanison.coach@gmail.com.

Sri Lanka Tours. Skiz Fernando '90 takes small groups on a cultural odyssey of his homeland. www.skizsoriginal.com.

Newfoundland and Labrador Icebergs, puffins and whales. World Heritage sites, huge wildlife gatherings, award-winning local hosts. Escorted week-long, gentle adventures featuring people of the sea, wild days and comfortable hotels. Wildland Tours, 1-888-615-8279. www.wildlands.com.

Culinary Vacations

Wine tours. Spain's leading food and wine travel company. Luxury holidays and honeymoons. www.winetourismspain.com.

Educational

Traveling to Harvard soon? Why travel inns, hotels, bed & breakfasts, guest houses, etc, when you can travel Bettina Network Hedge Schools? To learn more, visit: bettina-network.com or call 617-497-9166. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Yacht Charters

Crewed Yacht Charters, Caribbean, Mediterranean, New England & Bahamas. www.luxuryyachtcharters.com. Call Chris or Karin. 800-649-5701 or 321-777-1707.

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