Memorable Private Journeys
We believe it's as important to savor as to run; to listen, learn and engage. To soak in the colors, flavors and languages in each destination. To always remember that travel is a privilege. And to share our stories once we're home. Beyond Doorways designs travel for friends, families and small cultural and business groups.
LUCCA & the ITALIAN RIVIERA
From time to time, we feature properties around the globe that have struck a personal note with us or with our clients. The M Club
bed and breakfast in Ravenna, Italy
, is stylish and unpretentious. On a spontaneous road trip through Emiglia-Romagna last fall, we arrived at Ravenna's city gate in our rented Fiat. Perfectly situated in an ancient building alongside the gate, the M Club has just six rooms and suites and a parking place or two behind heavy wooden doors.
by Melissa Cicci
As we read the names and birthplaces on the headstones, we came upon family after family who’d come from just a few small comuni
(towns) in the provinces of Palermo and Trapani, in western Sicily. Towns that must have mourned the emigration of so many. Over and over again, the headstones read the place names: Caccamo, Cefalù, Contessa Entellina, Poggioreale. Salaparuta. Often, and not surprising for the time, many of the headstones bore the names of young children.