Out and About
An eclectic look at things to do and see in New England, By Nell Porter Brown, Source: Harvard Magazine, March-April 2008
Hotel Dolce Villa Providence’s Federal Hill neighborhood, where Italian can still be heard spoken on the streets, is a perfect weekend trip. This 14-suite boutique hotel (complete with stainless-steel kitchenettes and whirlpool baths) offers white-on-white décor and sits on DePasquale Square, a European-style piazza with a huge fountain in the center. Atwells Avenue has good shopping, and nearby restaurants include Venda Ravioli, Bob & Timmy’s (for grilled pizza), and Pastiche, which proffers the alluring torta di cioccolata along with other delectable desserts.