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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the heart of Rio's bohemian hilltop oasis of Santa Teresa is the Casalegre Art Vila, a guesthouse and bed & breakfast (or pousada as termed in Brazil) with an infused focus on the arts and wellness. Italian expatriate Stefano Macchi runs Casalegre with two partners and they have earned the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for two years running in 2013 and 2014.

Stefano Macchi is originally from Trieste, Italy but had spent time in Rio some fifteen years ago as a young man. Years later while living in London, he . . .

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