Miscellaneous: Italian Village, Hotels, Architectural Tours

Miscellaneous: Italian Village, Hotels, Architectural Tours

Villa Romano
23722 Brisbane Bay
Dana Point, CA 92629
Tel: (949) 697-0032
E-mail: villaroma@aol.com Web:

(President: Nic Romano)
Scheduled to open in Temecula in 2010, Villa Romano is an ambitious attempt to re-create village life (including vineyards, groves, hotel, spa, amphitheatre, etc.) Currently the virtual organization promotes Italian products.

Hotel Villa Portofino
111 Crescent Avenue/P.O. Box 127
Avalon (Catalina), CA 90704
Toll-Free: (888) 510-0555
Tel: (310) 510-0555
Fax: (310) 510-0839
E-mail: vpstaff@catalinaisp.com
Web Site: http://www.hotelvillaportofino.com

The Gondola Getaway
5437 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803
Tel: (562) 433-9595
Fax: (562) 268-9530
Email: gondolagetaway@linkline.com
Website: http://www.gondolagetawayinc.com/index02.html
"Romantic one-hour cruises through the canals of Naples Island aboard an Italian-style gondola. Hors d'oeuvres, ice bucket and glasses provided; you bring your own beverages." Cruises on authentic Venice gondolas on canals and waterways of Naples Island, near resort of Belmont Shores in Long Beach, CA.

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Slowfood cooking tours in Italy C/o FOOD ASSOCIATIONS , Evan Kleiman

The Lonely Planet: Italy, http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/italy/
National Weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

Architecture Tours LA
P.O.Box 93134
Los Angeles, CA, 90093
Tel: and Fax: (323) 464-7868
E-mail: info@architecturetoursla.com

Tour off-beat Los Angeles in a vintage Cadillac with Laura Massino Smith, architectural historian, tour guide and author.

Italy in Style
P.O. Box 3326
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: (310) 230-5256
Fax (310) 765-6270
E-mail: info@italyinstyletravel.com
Web site: http://www.italyinstyletravel.com/
Specializing in villa and apartment rentals in Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, Umbria, Tuscany, and Sicily. Among offerings are courses in cooking, winetasting, photography, Italian language, painting; wedding planning, walking, bus, and segway tours, personal shopping and more.