The vision of Robert Copa, a former set designer for Paramount Pictures, can be realized as you walk along the cobblestone paths of Altos de Chavón in La Romana, Dominican Republic. His inspiration could have come from any one of the small towns nestled along the Mediterrean ,only here, the palm trees sway in the breeze, tropical rains fall and the pink bougainvillea’s splash a colourful backdrop for the stone buildings. The village overlooks the winding Rio Chavón and around the bend you will find a stunning Roman-styled, 5000 seat amphitheatre where the voice of Frank Sinatra once echoed into the night air. Other performances include: Buddy Rich, Santana, Duran Duran, Alicia Keys Andrea Bocelli and Sting. A quaint church, Iglesia San Estanislao de Cracovia, can be found near the square along with a few rustic restaurants, shops and tropical gardens.