Have you ever dreamt of owning a home in Europe? Maybe something by the sea, out of the way and definitely far away from the daily grind? In recent years, this dream started to become a reality in some parts of Europe. Most recently, Italy, France, and Ireland. And yes, there is a catch, but even so it might be worth your while.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
The famed Hotel Ritz Madrid is getting a massive make-over that will carry a multimillion dollar price tag. The 108-year-old property shuttered Feb. 28, for restorations that will cost around $121 million dollars. The property will reopen late next year.
The British colony of Gibraltar’s position as the gateway between Europe and Africa created quite the infusion of British, Spanish and Moroccan influence in one spot. This led to one incredibly eclectic city that remained a favorite among tourists for decades. Visiting here for less than $100 a day is difficult, but certainly doable.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Florence is known to hold some of the world’s greatest works of art. From Michelangelo’s “David” statue to every inch of the Uffizi Gallery, art lovers flock to the capital city of the region of Tuscany to spy works by history’s most renowned painters, sculptors and architects. If you’re not willing to shell out dozens of euros to visit some of the galleries, museums and institutions, here are a few ways to get in touch with Florence’s art from the comfort of the city’s sidewalks.