Top Attractions in Nova Scotia


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Cabot Trail

An entrepreneur and real estate developer, Bruno D’Uva serves as the COO of Signature Senior Services. Outside of work, Bruno D’Uva is an avid traveler who has been to various European countries and numerous states and provinces in the United States and Canada, including Nova Scotia.

Located east of New Brunswick and Maine, Nova Scotia is a peninsula with beautiful scenery and landscapes worth exploring. Below are three must-visit places in the province.

1. Cabot Trail: This winding 186-mile highway offers scenic coastal views that can be enjoyed by driving, cycling, or even hiking. Fine dining restaurants and artisan shops are scattered throughout the trail, and hikers can camp at Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

2. Halifax waterfront: The capital of Nova Scotia is a historic port city complete with numerous shops and restaurants, as well as tourist sites such as the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

3. Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site: Located in the town of Cape Breton, the Fortress of Louisbourg takes visitors back to the early settlements in Nova Scotia when the English and French fought for New World supremacy. Complete with an 18th-century-era pub, the Fortress is North America’s largest historical reconstruction.


The Tuscan Bistro Bar Features Family-style Dining


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Tuscan Bistro Bar

As the chief executive officer of B. D’Uva Development, Bruno D’Uva focuses on residential and senior living developments. Bruno D’Uva is also an entrepreneur, having opened in 2009 the Tuscan Bistro Bar in Toms River, New Jersey.

Winner of the Open Table Diner’s Choice Award for 2016, the restaurant features family-style dining with a select menu of Italian entrees. The first course is hot antipasti appetizers, such as fried mozzarella, rice balls, mussels, and green beans, all in a marinara sauce. Pastas make up the second course, including Italian macaroni and cheese, penne vodka, and orrechetti.

For the main course, diners can choose three of the following: eggplant or chicken parmigiana, chicken marsala, heirloom chicken, meatballs, and scarpariello wings. Desserts and salads complement the meal.

Happy hour at the Tuscan Bistro Bar is from 3-7 p.m. weekdays and all night on Thursdays. The restaurant’s bar selections range from beer to sangria and mixed drinks to the house wine. Bar food items include nachos, fries, pizza, wings, and tuna.

Catering services can accommodate any size group in elegant surroundings. With sufficient notice, the restaurant can prepare off-site meals.