Politics Monday: Tamara Keith And Amy Walter On Trump’s Legacy (PBS Video)

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including President Trump’s legacy, President-elect Biden’s first days in office, and how Biden will be received by Republicans.

Home Tours: San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato In Central Mexico (Video)

Set in a quiet enclave in Centro, Casa William is one of San Miguel’s most stunning properties. Stone arches and walls, high, wood-beamed ceilings, generous room proportions and wood and stone floors evoke a gracious style from generations past. As soon as you step into the barrel-vaulted entryway, you know you are about to be treated to something very special.

A large, professionally-landscaped garden with refreshing pool and jacuzzi, mature vegetation and multiple lounging areas is an invitation to socialize with friends and family or simply indulge in an afternoon siesta or invigorating swim. Located just a few minutes flat walk to dozens of restaurants, shops, art galleries, high-end hotels and the Jardin, Casa William is a gem designed for the discerning buyer looking to live the gracious, luxurious yet easy lifestyle for which San Miguel de Allende is famous.

San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, is known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene and cultural festivals. In the city’s historic, cobblestoned center lies the neo-Gothic church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, whose dramatic pink towers rise above the main plaza, El Jardín. The Templo de San Francisco church nearby has an 18th-century churrigueresque facade.

Guanajuato is a city in central Mexico. It’s known for its silver mining history and colonial architecture. Its network of narrow streets, alleyways and tunnels is typified by the Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kiss), so named because the balconies are close enough for a couple to reach across and kiss. In a former granary, the Alhóndiga de Granaditas is an art and local history museum with pre-Columbian exhibits.

Travel: ‘Minneapolis – MInnesota’ (4K Video)

Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms “Twin Cities” with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it’s known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg’s “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture. 

Tourism & Covid: 300-Year Old ‘Caffè Florian’ In Venice Faces Closure

As the oldest café in Italy—and the world, in fact—Caffè Florian recently celebrated its 300th anniversary on December 29 with no fanfare. It was a far cry from the 290th celebration in 2010, with cakes, an enormous party, and a live concert. The café famed for its celebrity clientele—from Charles Dickens to Andy Warhol—now faces closure since the pandemic has taken a toll on tourism.

The café was opened in San Marco Square in 1720 by Italian entrepreneur Floriano Francesconi (locals knew it as Floriano’s). It has been a gathering place for locals, a place to woo tourists, and a hot spot for A-listers for hundreds of years.

In 1895, the idea of the Venice Biennale was born here, to pay homage to King Umberto and Queen Margherita, and scenes from Hollywood films have been shot here, such as The Talented Mr. Ripley (starring Matt Damon) nd Summertime (starring Katharine Hepburn). Marcel Proust and Charles Dickens were frequent visitors, as well as Friedrich Nietzsche, Casanova, and Charlie Chaplin. Ernest Hemingway would sit out on the patio drinking coffee in the sun, while Claude Monet charmed the pigeons into standing on his head in the same spot.

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Island Home Tours: ‘Villa Violetta’, Porto Rotondo On Sardinia, Italy

The property sits on a peninsula with direct access to the beach in Porto Rotondo. The villa is gated and located in Punta Volpe, one of the most exclusive spots of Porto Rotondo always highly patrolled due to the importance of its residents. It has generous spaces both inside and outside, perfect for families.


Its five comfortable rooms are distributed around the house, providing lots of privacy for the guests. The house has a beautifully kept garden, a terrace on the rocks with 270° view on the Mediterranean and a private access to white sandy beach. A new swimming pool and a guest house have been recently added.

Health: ‘Ideal Exercise For The Heart’ (Mayo Clinic)

Mayo Clinic Division of Preventive Cardiology will be preparing a series of recordings focusing on Cardiovascular Disease states. This is the Exercise Series and this particular one focuses on exercise and the heart.

Covid-19: What To Know About Fake Vaccines Being Sold Online (WSJ Video)

As Covid-19 vaccines roll out in several countries, counterfeits are being marketed online. WSJ explains how phony vaccines end up on the internet and the risks for people who buy them. Illustration: Crystal Tai

Travel & Leisure: ‘Santa Barbara, California’

If you’re looking for the perfect vacation well spent, you have come to the right place. Whether you prefer nature walks, sailing, wine tasting, or trying new foods, Santa Barbara is home to a plethora of exciting activities at various price points. So, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Check out these 6 incredible activities to try on your next trip to Santa Barbara, and start planning your vacation today.

Video timeline: 0:00​ Introduction 0:25​ Douglas Family Preserve 0:48​ Eat This, Shoot That! 1:47​ Self Guided Red Tile Walking Tour 2:13​ Los Padres Outfitters 3:16​ Municipal Winemakers 4:14​ Santa Barbara Sailing Center 4:48​ Conclusion

Santa Barbara is a city on the central California coast, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare line State Street. On a nearby hill, Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786, houses Franciscan friars and a museum. 

French Estate Walking Tour: ‘Château de Sceaux’

The Château de Sceaux is a grand country house in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, approximately 10 km from the center of Paris, France. Located in a park laid out by André Le Nôtre, visitors can tour the house, outbuildings and gardens. The Petit Château operates as the Musée de l’Île-de-France, a museum of local history.