Where to stay in Venice for THE ultimate view? Altana Albachiara

We have just returned from THE most fabulous trip to Venice (for an equally fabulous family wedding) and we stayed at the ALTANA ALBACHIARA.  And loved it. There are, however, 2 things that have to be made clear at the outset. a) the view from the two rooftop terraces is absolutely …

Where should I stay in Siracusa in Sicily?

First time visitors and therefore unfamiliar with Sicily, and faced with a slew of similar looking hotels on the many internet sites we browsed, we were more than a little spoiled for choice, and ended up getting thoroughly confused. One hotel, however, stood out from the bunch.  Because it is …