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Mamma mia! Look!

Perched on a hill overlooking the Italian Riviera, Villa Gnocchi B&B offers a spectacular view at a great price. Close to beautiful Portofino.

Villa Gnocchi Bed & Breakfast, 53 Via Romana, Santa Margherita Ligure; 011-39-0185-283-431,

Doubles from $167.

--Susan and John Fisher, Pacific Palisades


A sweet history

All visitors to Kauai should make a stop at Grove Farm, a historical site and museum that documents plantation life on the island. It is a fascinating look at one of the first sugar plantations on Kauai.

Grove Farm, Nawiliwili Road, Lihue; (808) 245-3202,

Requested donation for tours $10.

--David Eichman, Los Angeles