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, www.villagnocchi.it.
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, www.grovefarm.net.
Requested donation for tours $10.
--David Eichman, Los Angeles