Italy: By the lake
Antico Palazzo, Viale Siemens 1, 28838 Stresa; 011-39-0323-93-24-69, www.anticopalazzo.com. "Fantastic inn in the Lake District is a splendid 19th century villa filled with antiques and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The owners are the sweetest people ever encountered." Six rooms; doubles from $222.
Mexico: Seeing sights
"After a recent visit, I put Guadalajara and environs at the top of my favorite spots list. I was impressed with the hospitality of its people, as well as its many beautiful landmarks, such as the activity-filled Plaza Tapatia and the Government Palace with its impressive Orozco murals. Visitors should also see surrounding areas such as Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Tlaquepaque and Tonala, which has the largest outdoor market I've ever seen (Thursdays and Sundays)."
Edna M. Tobias
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