Ondine’s Published Articles

A Long Weekend in Rio (Financial Times “How to Spend it”)

When all eyes look to Rio for the World Cup and Olympics, they will see a newly safe hub of culture and sophistication. Go before the crowds descend, says Ondine Cohane READ FULL STORY  

Globetrotter (Brasil Vogue)


Hotel Rooms With Charm, Off the Radar (New York Times)

Aix-en-Provence, France La Maison d’Aix This four-room hideaway is the kind you might wish for in every tourist-worthy town. Though it is in the heart of the historic center, it is small enough to feel as if you are at a chic friend’s home. Its rooms, impeccably designed by the owner, the architect Laura Juhen, …

36 Hours in Siena (New York Times)

In many ways Siena hasn’t changed much in 800 years. And that’s a good thing. The town’s gorgeous 13th-century main square, the Piazza del Campo, is still the city’s symbolic and physical heart. The twice-a-summer bareback horse race, Il Palio, is still the most anticipated event, and the contrade, or neighborhood associations, still inspire a …

Drawn to the Magnet of Chile’s Surf Coast (The New York Times)

I FOUND Pichilemu through a local’s tip. In planning an itinerary that would start in Santiago and end a couple of hours south in the wine country, I was looking for a low-key weekend spot near the two destinations where I could stop for a few days and recharge with my family. “Well, there is …

Italy’s Last Undiscovered Gem (Details Magazine)

Basilicata has romantic beaches, preserved-in-time villages, luscious cuisine, unforgettable wine and the hottest boutique hotel on the boot. Go there before everyone else does. SEE THE FULL STORY

45 Places To Go in 2012 (New York Times)

Read the full list of Editors picks of this year’s hot travel destinations. Read Full Article

Family Friendly Florence (Conde Nast Traveler)

Where to stay, eat and play in Florence, with kids. Read Full Article

Great Dates in Rome (Conde Nast Traveler)

Sip an Aperitivo Romans take their aperitivo time deadly seriously, and Freni e Frizioni has all the ingredients for a perfect pre-dinner drink: a great setting alongside the Tiber in the heart of Trastevere, and an ample buffet of bar snacks that are included in the price of your drink, which, by the way, should be an …

Great Dates in Venice (Conde Nast Traveler)

Dine on an Island in the Venetian Lagoon Venissa, the destination restaurant on the little-known island of Mazzorbo in the Venetian lagoon, has its own nineteenth-century walled vineyard, sustainable fruit and vegetable orchards, and a star female chef, Paola Budel, at the helm. The menu changes every three or four days, but highlights include the …