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David's books are filled with exotic destinations, luxurious hotels, and extraordinary restaurants. Come walk in the footsteps of Ava, Paul, and the other characters from The Cana Mystery!

Da Paolino Restaurant, Capri

Da Paolino

In the district of Palazzo a Mare, a wrought-iron gate set between luxurious villas and vegetable gardens opens on to a large terrace shaded by lemon trees. The fruit-laden branches form a canopy above tables lit by tradional majolica lamps and hand-crafted candles.

Over the years, actors, politicians, musicians, designers, and athletes all have succumbed to the joys of da Paolino's ravioli capresi. Steven Spielberg, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Jullia Roberts, Richard Gere, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, Elton John, Ferrari, Swarosvki, and Dolce & Gabbana are just a few of the famous clients whose photos appear in Lino's guest books.


Antico Caffè Greco, Rome

Antico Caffe Greco

Open since 1760, Caffè Greco is the second-oldest café in Italy. This spectacular landmark is perhaps the best known coffee house in Rome and was frequented by Hans Christian Anderson as well as a number of other historical figures, including Stendhal, Goethe, Byron, Liszt, Keats, Ibsen, Mandelssohn, Wagner, and even Casanova.

Today it remains a haven for writers, politicians, and artists.


Pizzeria Brandi, Naples

Pizzeria Brandi

The pizzeria was established in 1780 near the Royal Palace in Naples. In June 1889, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita di Savoia invited the pizzeria proprietors (Raffaele and Brandi) to the Palace. During the visit, Raffaele prepared three types of pizzas, including a pizza with mozzarella and tomato, which the Queen particularly enjoyed. In her honor, Raffaele dubbed the recipe "Pizza Margherita." Centuries later, the pizza still bears her name at restaurants around the world. The spokesperson for the Royal House sent a letter to the pizzaiuolo dated June 11, 1889 commending the delicious pizzas; the letter is still on display at The Pizzeria Brandi.


Bacchus Restaurant, Malta

Bacchus Restaurant

The Bacchus Restaurant is an exquisite restaurant set within Mdina fortifications dating back to 1658. Whether you dine within the fortress or on the beautiful garden-like patio, you'll enjoy delicious French/Mediterranean cuisine crafted with care from only the freshest ingredients.


Parker House Restaurant, Boston

Parker House Restaurant

The birthplace of Boston Cream Pie, Parker House Rolls, and Boston Scrod, this extraordinary restaurant combines classic New England cuisine with contemporary-American flair. Waterford crystal chandeliers and ornate, hand-carved woodwork harken back to the days when Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and other literary greats dined here as members of the "Saturday Club."


Waterfront Hotel, Malta

Waterfront Hotel

The Waterfront Hotel offers rooms with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, Manoel Island, and the capital city of Valetta. Renowned for its immaculate, personalized service, this 4-star hotel embodies Maltese hospitality at its best. Guests enjoy spacious balconies and other luxurious amenities, including a sparkling roof-top swimming pool with panoramic views.


Old Algiers, Cambridge

Old Algiers

Hidden behind a colonial brick wall lies a charming coffee house and restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine. Popular with local Harvard students, Old Algiers is renowned for its selection of strong specialty coffees and teas.


Au Bon Pain, Boston

Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain is known for its pastries and traditional, often healthy, café style food. The Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square was made famous by the movie Good Will Hunting when Will and Skylar sit on the patio discussing an organic chemistry problem set and Will's intellectual gifts. There is a special row of tables in front of the restaurant that include chess boards. When the weather is nice, local chess masters await a tourist or student willing to pay a minimal sum for a fierce battle of wits.



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