Subject: Provence too, and NW Italy
I'm a new member and am looking for advice for an upcoming trip with my mother and sister - our 4th together to Europe. This trip we're looking to visit Provence and Cinque de Terre in late June. Mom loves opera, music in general, and shopping for her family (she's of 'un certain age') and although not wheelchair bound, relies on one to extend her range since arthritis prevents extensive walking.

I've noticed in recent emails that others are planning trips to the region and would be delighted to hear from you about (moderate) hotels and restaurants, particularly those with less than 15 steps!!

My sister is a castle fanatic, and is particularly interested in Jeanne d'Arc if anyone has tips. I love jazz, and quirky places, and good food.

Look forward to hearing from you - and good travels, Ann