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Postcard from Tuscany: Abbey of San Galgano

Rising from the sunflower-flecked fields of southern Tuscany, the ancient Abbey of San Galgano is one of the most captivating sights I’ve ever seen. Ruined and roofless, yet hauntingly beautiful, it was built in the 13th century by Cistercian monks and named for a saint and former knight who lived in seclusion at the nearby Hermitage of Montesiepi. He’s said to have…

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Five Favorite Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels in Italy

Italy has a dizzying array of high-end accommodation options, as Italians do luxury well. Fortunately for families, more than a few of these extraordinary experiences are kid-friendly, and all ages can appreciate pampering La Dolce Vita-style. Favorite Kid-Friendly Luxury Hotels in Italy Hotel de Russie | Rome Hotel de Russie’s Secret Garden, a sweet urban oasis from the busy streets…