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How to Spend a Day in Faenza

Here’s what a Let's Go Travel research-writer’s day in Faenza looked like.

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Maine Vacation Rentals

Lovely, stylish cottage overlooking beautiful Turkey Cove on the St George estuary minutes from Port Clyde,
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Pristine bayside cottage in Milbridge. 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6. Dock, 2 kayaks, beautiful setting. $1300-$1500/week. June, July & September., 207-373-0730;

DOWNEAST MAINE, newly renovated cottage on Cathance Lake. Sleeps 8, gourmet kitchen, large lot with pier, pristine water, ideal for family fun, fishing and water sports. Available weekly. Check us out

Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

MARTHA'S VINEYARD. Idiosyncratic, charming, comfortable, fully equipped summer home on Lagoon beachfront overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor, a spectacular site. 3 bedrooms (one a sky-light loft), 1 1/2 baths plus outdoor shower, laundry and cable/WiFi. Mooring for small boat. Photographs available. Very reasonable rates for a lovely waterfront property. Michael Crampton, 860-558-4664, or Jennifer Reed,

Martha's Vineyard: Waterfront, private beach, perfect for a family. Central AC. Adult dogs OK. 1 mile from Vineyard Haven. Four bedrooms. 416-931-5000. Significant discount for 3 or more weeks.

Nantucket Harborfront. All amenities, spectacular views of sunset, Great Point Lighthouse and Coatue, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, tennis court, stairway to beach. For rates/availability/photos, contact

Osterville, charming Cape Cod Cottage, private acre, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, AC, outdoor shower, all amenities, near village, beach. $1,400/wk.

Nantucket: Beautiful 4 bedrooms, 2 bath home. 3 private acres, pool, tennis, cabana, walk to beach, unobstructed views. Sleeps 8. Sunday-Sunday June-September. Weddings., 609-731-2401.
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WELLFLEET, CAPE COD: A house, not a cottage! 3 BR, 2 full baths, generous Great Room & deck, screened-in sunroom, Wi-Fi, laundry, near National Seashore beaches, ponds, & bike trail. $1900/1wk; $3,600/2wks.

TRURO PROPERTIES. Beautiful waterfront and water view vacation rentals. 508-487-0370.

Prime South Water Street, Edgartown. Beautifully located, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, built about 1825, shingled, fully renovated home. Nice yard, 2 parking spaces, available last week June-July 12, 2019. Usually rented full summer @ $12,000/wk. Contact owner, Bonni: or Emily, Landvest, 508-627-3757. Children? Absolutely. Pets? Sorry.

Visiting Harvard? 1 bedroom apartment with parking, Arlington. Quick bus ride to Harvard Sq. On Minuteman Bike Path. Couples, solo adventurers, business travelers welcome. $165/night.
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NANTUCKET. Charming in town house. 8 minute walk to town or beach. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large updated kitchen, deck, fenced-in backyard. May through November. July and August weekly at $5,300. 781-237-8710, DDCORKIN@AOL.COM.

NANTUCKET: DIONIS. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 decks, beach, views. 530-574-7731,,

OSTERVILLE, CAPE COD, MA: Ideal vacation home for families in convenient neighborhood with pond and ocean beach pass; comfortable 4 bedrooms (2Ks, 1Q & 2Ts) and 2 bathrooms for max of 8 renters. Central AC, outside shower, back patio with barbecue and picnic table. Weekly rent $2,450-3,250; 2 week max. HLS ’74. For more info, email: Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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CAPE COD—Truro & Wellfleet. Large selection of vacation rentals. 508-349-2700.

New Hampshire Vacation Rentals

Franconia Notch Vacations. Offering Professionally Managed Vacation Rentals nearest to NH's Franconia Notch State Park & Cannon Mtn. or call 800-247-5536.
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Serene NH Lake: swimming, fishing, canoes, rowboats, kayaks, tennis. Weekly: 2 bedroom boathouse overhanging lake; secluded 2+ bedroom cabin. Private cove. Spring/summer/fall: $900-$1,300. or 603-835-2683.
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LAKEFRONT LODGE near Mt Sunapee. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. Screened-in porch. Entertainment center. Dock, canoe, kayaks, paddle boards. Walking distance to Farmer's Market and General Store. Summer or Winter! Contact: Joan Wallen at Better Homes & Gardens 603-526-4116, Price: $5000/week. Photos Available.

New Jersey Vacation Rentals

10 92nd Street, Stone Harbor, NJ, on beach. 570-287-0595.

New Mexico Vacation Rentals

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

New York Vacation Rentals

Adirondack Retreat. Contemporary Timberpeg on beautiful Lake George beneath Elephant Mountain. Stunning view. Sleeps 7, 4 baths. All amenities. Internet. Screened porch, boathouse, swimming dock. Canoe, kayak. Fishing, picnicking, hiking. Golf, tennis nearby. 410-848-9424.

Lincoln Center. Live your dream and stay a month in our 1-bedroom apartment. Truly enjoy this cultural mecca! Visit: Email:

Rhode Island Vacation Rentals

Ideal for Family Summer Vacation/Reunions. Large historic summer cottage sleeps 18. 25 acre estate on Narragansett Bay near Newport. Private tennis court and beach, croquet lawn, two kitchens & two laundries. Weekly rental. 203-259-2750.

Vermont Vacation Rentals

Classic winter getaway! Barnard, close to Killington, Woodstock, x-country & downhill ski areas. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, large stone fireplace, sunroom overlooking lake. Great for groups, couples.
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Spotlight on Italy

How To Spend a Day in Faenza. Make sure to read this article by our friends at Let's Go Travel about making time for a day trip to Faenza. Faenza is known worldwide for its tradition of ceramic making or faience, dating back to the twelfth century. Besides that, the town is postage-stamp sized and a hidden gem in the Emilia-Romagna Province. Click here for the article.

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.
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Red Savannah Journeys & Safaris. Inspirational Custom Vacations. Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Europe. 1-855-468-5555.
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Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy. 2 BR, 1-bath apt, free WiFi, garden/padio. All amenities. Restaurants, cultural activities and more outside your door. Close to Siena. HMS ’86 alumni owner. 404-274-8287, $650-$750/wk., Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser. 
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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:

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

Heart of Tuscany: Montepulciano. Elegant architect designed home with garden and terrace overlooking countryside in town center: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, spacious entry, large living room w/ fireplace, kitchen & separate kitchenette washer/dryer, Jacuzzi, WiFi. Easy day trips to Florence, Siena, Arezzo vineyards, thermal baths. Great place for entertainment. $2950/week.

TUSCANY: Luxury private villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens,

Beautifully restored 11th cent. Abbey on 30 hillside acres south of Siena. Features 8 double bedrooms with ensuite baths, formal rose gardens, excellent staff, and large green marble pool. Ideal for family reunions and weddings.
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Walk Italy Tours—taking you off the beaten track. Walking tours in Tuscany and Sardinia. Guided, private, and self-guided walking tours that combine walking on off-road paths, learning about local culture heritage and tasting local foods.
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Rome. Breathtakingly beautiful art-filled apartment on via Gregoriana near Spanish steps. 2 bedrooms in a 17th-century palazzo. Not suitable for small children., 212-360-6321.

Caribbean Vacation Rentals

Tortola, BVI: 3 bedrooms, steps to Long Bay Beach. Snorkeling, sailing, tennis, more! 646-526-7111.

Anguilla Elegant Seaside Villa. Unparalleled view. 60' porch, 4 bedrooms, 4 ensuite baths, A/C, all amenities. HMS grad. 404-295-0210. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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France Vacation Rentals

PARIS: MARAIS/BASTILLE. Enchanting one-bedroom apartment on cobblestone pedestrian, gated passage. Parisian decor, full kitchen, 3rd floor. Sunny, central, quiet. Sleeps 2-3. Photos: 703-973-7976.

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.

Discover Bordeaux! Château La Vielle Cure is an elegant, comfortable, private and serene 5-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath house set in a prestigious 50-acre vineyard; sleeps 10. Pool, chef's kitchen, WiFi, HDTV, bikes, housekeeping included; catering available for fee. Saint Emilion, the Médoc, downtown Bordeaux, unspoiled beaches all nearby. $8,500/week May-Oct (1-week min, Sat-Sat). Contact for details, availability, photos. Explore the southwest of France! Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Paris 6th: Elegant Left Bank apartment by the Seine. Walk to Notre Dame, Louvre, and Luxembourg Garden., 609-924-7520.

PROVENCE warm happy farmhouse surrounded by Côtes du Rhône Vineyards. 6 bedrooms.

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

Midi-Pyrénées: St-Cirq-Lapopie. Charming stone house perched far above the Lot River in beautiful medieval village. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 6. Fully equipped kitchen, dining on stone terrace, tranquil garden. Spectacular views. Secluded, private, Wi-Fi. Hiking, biking, river sports, vineyards, markets, cuisine, caves with Paleolithic art. U.S. $1,700/week. Available April-October.

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 2+.

Languedoc. Stunning mountain views from charmingly renovated house in medieval village. Fully equipped. Sleeps 4 to 6. Visit wineries, Carcassonne, beaches, hiking.

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. 978-505-8300,

Loire Valley. Centrally-located, beautifully restored 18th-century stone barn on 10 acres in a quiet rural valley with stunning views of the countryside, yet only 10 minutes from Chinon. The Grand Chateaux/wine regions within easy reach. Fitted to the highest standards, gourmet kitchen, luxurious bathroom, all the comforts of home. Catered meals and culinary/wine tours available.
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Provence Holiday Villas. 3 modernized, family-owned properties for rent.

Amazing CORSICA. Luxury 6 BR, 6 Bath Villa with spectacular sea and mountain views. Easy reach to sandy beaches and historical Ajaccio. Contact: or call 914-374-2411.

South of France. Hilltop village above Nice near Vence and Grasse; two-bed two-bath house with spectacular views of Gorge du Loup; sleeps four. $1400 per week.
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PARIS. Marais—Louvre—St. Germain. Boutique vacation apartments. Professionally managed & privately owned by Pad à Terre (est. ’99). +33-1-42-77-92-10.
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PARIS—MARAIS. Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Nonsmokers. Week/Month. 206-723-6538;

Paris—7th. Métro 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 Sèvres and St. Germain. U.S. $1,610/week.

Glorious Southern France (Alumni rates—please call to book early) Beautiful, spacious home in lively, enchanting village—voted France’s "most beautiful village"— restaurants, markets, vineyards, bicycling, swimming., 617-608-1404.

Small Château Perigord, beautifully renovated 15th century, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, enchanted garden, walk to Dordogne beaches.

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. 307-733-8195;

Greece Vacation Rentals

ATHENS—Kolonaki. Acropolis views. Elegant penthouse. 4 Beds, 3 Baths, rooftop terrace. Wi-Fi, AC, W/D. Nearby museums, shopping and restaurants. Perfect for exploring Athens! Sleeps 2-8. Rent short or long term. Email: Cell: 011-30-693-240-0632.
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Hungary Vacation Rentals

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Harvard alumni-owned, beautiful, classic, 2 bedroom apartment in the historic heart of Budapest. Sunny, many amenities, balcony, perfect for family vacations or business trips., or

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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.

Expert-led archaeological tours, food tours, walking tours and gulet cruises. Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and UK. Peter Sommer Travels,
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Visiting Britain? Oxford graduate and qualified lawyer offers tours of Oxford and Legal London.

Yacht Charters

Crewed Yacht Charters, Virgin Islands, Greece, Croatia, Newport & Bahamas. Call Chris or Karin. 800-649-5701 or 321-777-1707.

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