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4 Beautiful Villas To Rent In Italy This Fall

Are you planning for a luxury vacation in Italy come fall? Well, the country has had been the home of magnificent architecture layered by spectacular furnishing and upholstery. Much to the joy of tourists here, Italy extends some of the finest villas and Apartments For Rent to mark an unforgettable holiday.

Villa Sola Cabiati

Located overlooking the panoramic Lake Como, this 16th century villa originally belongs to the famous Serbelloni family. The property boasts an awe-inspiring décor that looks right from the beautiful paintings of the great Muzio Canzio. Interestingly, the villa also hosts a historical bed that belonged to none other than Napoleon. It’s a 6-bedroom property flanked by spectacular views and you will also find a hidden pool in the garden.

Palazzo Daniele

This charming villa originally belonged to Franceso Petrucci, the famous art lover. Hence, you know what to expect from this marvelous artistic haven. Located at Gagliano del Capo, Apulia, this building dates back to the 19th C but has been thorough refurbishment by Roberta Palomba and Ludovica to match up to the modern tastes. The villa still retains its esteemed monastic heritage thanks to its sophisticated décor elements like Mariano Fortuny designed lamps as well as Driade sofas.

Tenuta Borgia Dammusi

Nestled in the majestic Pantelleria, this villa stuns with its idyllic heritage Italian décor. This magnificent property houses a sprawling area (12 hectares) of olive trees, grapevine and pine, complemented by an awesome lagoon-style pool. You will fall in love with its mesmerizing bedroom décor while terraces just overlooking the vast sea promise an impeccable sight to behold.

Villa Cetinale

This baroque Tuscan villa is one of the finest properties you will ever come across in the entire country. The magnificent property boasts 13 bedrooms, a beautiful swimming pool, lush Italian gardens and its very own monastery! From Mick Jagger to Sophie Dahl, this villa has been a favorite of celebs.


Difference Between 3rd & 4th Generation iPods

When it comes to listening to music on the go, MP3s have replaced cassettes, radio and even compact discs as the preferred media. As such, the Apple iPod has replaced the Walkman, but not all iPods are created equal.

iPods

The Price

The first difference most consumers notice is the price. New third-generation Apple iPods can be purchased for less than $80, while fourth-generation models cost in excess of $100 as of August 2009.

Carry Songs, Photos, Videos

Only audio files can be played using the third-generation iPod, while fourth-generation iPods play audio and video files, along with the capability to view photos.

iPods

Memory Space

All third-generation iPods come standard with 4 gigabytes of memory, while fourth-generation iPods come in 8 and 16 gigabyte versions.

Battery Life

The third-generation iPods only have an average of 10 hours of battery life, while the fourth generation’s battery has 24 hours of music playback or four hours of video playback.

Pack Weight

There is a considerable weight difference, with the third generation weighing just more than 2 oz. and the fourth generation weighing 1 pound.


Fun Date Ideas in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Los Angeles is not known as the city of angels for no reason — it’s a place where you can have a heavenly time on a date. Downtown has a host of cafes, restaurants and clubs for the casual, unplanned outing, but you also can plan in advance and end up with something even more special. These include a nostalgic blast from the past, a smooth ride on a bicycle built for two or an amazing journey through time via art throughout the ages.

Los AngelesOld Town Music Hall
While taking a date to a movie may often seem like a last-ditch idea, that won’t be the case at Old Town Music Hall. This quaint and kitschy theater, built in 1921, gives the audience a nostalgic movie experience that will surely get you a good night’s kiss of appreciation. The hall offers both silent films and “talkies” along with Wurlitzer organ playing by a professional organist who doubles as the hall’s owner. Even if the movie itself does not enthrall your date, the experience will. The audience is encouraged to sing before the show and ends up laughing together throughout. The ornate, historical decor will also wow most folks, unless your date is a total dud.
Old Town Music Hall
140 Richmond St
El Segundo, CA 90245
Tel: (310) 322-2592
otmh.org

Los AngelesBicycling
Los Angeles and bicycling are a perfect fit, and the experience can be even more perfect when you do it on a date. The city has a host of bicycle paths from which to choose, ranging from the seaside to the centrally located, the neighborhood to the rough terrain. One bike ride that put you in the heart of the L.A. scene is the 22-mile path that stretches from the Pacific Palisades to Torrance along the waterfront. This takes you through Santa Monica and Venice, two areas that epitomize L.A. A romantic waterside ride can be yours on the Bolsa Chica path in Orange County, which runs along Huntington beach with a dashing view of the ocean. Bolsa Chica is about 35 miles outside of downtown L.A., so it also gets you away from congestion and noise. If you and your date are up for a bit of an adventure, you can check out the West Fork path in Angeles National Forest. While it’s surrounded by rugged terrain, the path itself is fully paved and, for the most part, a fairly breezy ride. Check out a host of other bicycle paths for one that suits your fancy on the bike map in Resources below.

Los AngelesLos Angeles County Museum of Art
This large and luscious museum has enough different attractions to suit any number of tastes. Permanent collections range from African to Chinese, with ancient Near East complemented by a host of contemporary art. The bold, brash works of German Expressionism make for some great conversation, as will the gorgeous Egyptian coffins. If standing around looking at art is not enthralling enough for you or your date, you can always check out one of the museum’s films, lectures or music programs, like Friday Night Jazz featured 6 to 8 p.m. every week from April to November. One more plus is the museum’s entrance fee, with a special “pay what you wish” after 5 p.m.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (323) 857-6000
lacma.org