Tuesday, October 31, 2006

My Trip to Verona

Duing my recent trip to Verona Italy, I enjoyed visiting classical and medieval monuments, a picturesque town center where bright geraniums bloom in window boxes, and a romantic reputation, thanks to its immortalization as the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It is one of Italy's most alluring cities, despite extensive industrialization and urban development in its newer sections. There's an opulence in the air and in the shops that line the red Verona marble pavements with their enticing and elegant wares. Inevitably, with its lively Venetian feel, proximity to Lake Garda, and renowned summer opera season, it attracts hordes of tourists, especially vacationing Germans and Austrians, who drive over the Brenner Pass.

G. Jackson

Scott's Hotel, Estate of the Month

Join me for a little fantasy this Friday. Today's estate is the chance to buy a restored 18th century hotel in Spain. This charming small hotel is located in Mallorca´s wine region, an area whose charm has not been completely exploited yet. The hotel has 17 bedrooms total: five full suites, one junior suite, two super king doubles, two king doubles, three queen doubles, three twins and two singles. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning. The hotel also has an indoor spa pool. Enjoy breakfast with your guests on the sunsplashed terraces or in the indoor breakfast room. Gather in the evening in the library, bar, or the inner courtyard garden. It is listed at 6 million euros. You can see even more pictures at the Scott's Hotel website. After the jump, who needs the Tuscan sun?
G. Jackson