Since many restaurants in Rome are closed on Sundays, we recommend two favorite addresses, for lunch and dinner. Piperno For lunch, Piperno, a charmingly old-fashioned restaurant in the ancient Jewish quarter, is always a pleasure. Polite English-speaking waiters in spotless white jackets provide excellent service to a well-dressed crowd of Romans and foreigners. Be [...]
Everyone has to see the Sistine ceiling once, but for much of the year, Rome’s greatest hits are impossibly overcrowded. And the Vatican is the worst of the lot. Even if you only have a short time, it’s a good idea to visit some of the lesser-known places. You can’t see that much in [...]
There are beautiful buildings, and then there is architecture so imbued with history and culture it takes your breath away. Here, Andrew Harper recounts 10 of his favorite locations where the architecture reveals the spirit and the story of a place; where it is an essential and inspiring part of the travel experience. We then [...]
Each year, the Travel Office receives numerous calls in April and May from members planning a trip to Italy’s sensationally scenic Amalfi Coast. Unfortunately, many of the Harper-recommended hotels will be already sold out for the most desirable dates. To avoid disappointment this spring, start planning for the summer now, while the resorts of the Amalfi Coast can still offer availability during the choice months of June, July and September.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Italy topped the list of foreign countries most-visited by Andrew Harper members last year. We decided to dig a little deeper to see where exactly people were going in their search for La Dolce Vita. Here are our ten most popular Italian properties, ranked by travel office bookings.
Though airlines sometimes seem to be doing their best to make flying unpleasant, every now and they make travel a little easier with the announcement of new nonstop flights. Here is a sampling of some of the most recent new international connections from the United States: Charlotte to Rome, Italy (daily, with US Airways) Seattle [...]
APRIL 11: The first major exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s arresting photography in 30 years opens at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). This retrospective encompasses Cartier-Bresson’s entire career, including works recording China during the revolution, the Soviet Union after Stalin’s death, India at the time of independence and a modernizing post-World War II [...]
The following was submitted to the Harper Travel Office regarding a trip to Italy last fall: “Our trip was great due in large part to your assistance. Thanks again. Absolute Italy was first class. We had the same driver for our three bookings with them, and the guides for the Vatican and Pompeii were great. [...]