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Imagine owning your own dream property in Italy, the land of olive groves and terracotta roofs, Renaissance art, and divine food and wines. From the Alps to the sun-kissed hill towns of Tuscany, breathtaking beauty surrounds you at every turn...
Few can resist the charms of Tuscany. Rolling hills with neat rows of vineyards and centuries-old olive groves, medieval towns brimming with history, mouth-watering traditional food, and excellent wines… The number of international visitors to this picturesque Italian region has now surpassed 90 million a year...
Known as the “Paris of the East” in the early 1900s for its art nouveau architecture and glamorous high life, the Romanian capital, Bucharest, went through dramatic changes during the dark decades of communist rule. Those days are long gone now...
Since retiring two years ago, Vadim Ponorovsky has been traveling non-stop. He has been to Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, immersing himself in new cultures and making new friends. “Every day is a new experience. You see something you’ve never seen, you hear something you’ve never heard, and you eat something you’ve never eaten before,” he says.
Centuries-old olive groves…dramatic cliffs rising above the turquoise sea…time-burnished towns with ornate baroque architecture. Welcome to Puglia. Forming the heel of the Italian boot, Puglia has postcard-perfect landscapes worthy of the front cover of any glossy travel magazine.
In less than two years, Sherry Goodloe has visited England, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Finland (twice), Bali, and Tasmania—and savored many memorable experiences along the way.
In the morning, I like to take in the view from my balcony: To the south, I have the majestic, snow-capped peaks of the central Apennines, to the east, a turquoise stretch of the Adriatic Sea. And in between, olive groves, green meadows, and picturesque hilltop towns.
Over the course of more than six years living in Ireland, Michael and Karin Shepherd have enjoyed the friendliness of the locals many times. But one example really stands out.
"Everywhere I look, you see a vineyard, an olive grove, a farm patch with sunflowers, the mountains,” says 58-year-old Dwight Stanford. “It’s like a patchwork quilt. We live in the most beautiful hills in Italy. We are only 25 minutes from the sea and 45 minutes from the mountains.”