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Posts by Valerie Waterhouse

Milan's Next Great Neighborhood: Brera
This enclave north of Milan’s historic center has always been known as a cultural hub. Now it’s home to luxury purveyors and creative upstarts alike. Loo... Read More
What to Wear in a Florence Cafe
Three reasons we’d rather be in Florence right now: flaky cornetti, bracingly strong espresso, and that inimitable Italian sensibility. Here, how to fit i... Read More
Fashion Icon Ilaria Venturini Fendi's New Agriturismo
Ilaria Venturini Fendi may be a scion of the Roman fashion dynasty known for its leather handbags and furs. But for her, luxury is I Casali del Pino, the ... Read More
Shopping in Rome, Milan, and Florence
Bygone craftsmanship and modern-day charm come together at these storied spots in Milan, Florence, and Rome. Milan Wrought-iron lamps and checkerboard t... Read More
Patricia Urquiola's Packing Checklist
  The architect and designer opens her (well-edited) suitcase. “The less I pack, the more relaxed I feel,” says the Spanish-born, Milan-based designer, ... Read More
Francis Ford Coppola’s New Hotel: Palazzo Margherita
For his fifth property, Francis Ford Coppola goes back to his ancestral roots. “Bernalda bella.” Those were the words Francis Ford Coppola’s grandfather ... Read More
Rome's Newest Restaurants
Italy’s top chefs seem to agree that all roads lead to you-know-where, with a clutch of new restaurants relocating to the Eternal City. Chef Oliver Glowi... Read More
Sauna in a Tram? Milan Abuzz Over Hot New Spa Feature
Milan’s latest attraction is a sauna inside an orange-painted 1928 tramcar in the garden of the TermeMilano spa. The interiors are clad in teak, reflectin... Read More