Italy

Tips and Articles in Italy

Heading to Italy for Milano Expo 2015? You're not alone. An expected 20 million visitors will flood the city from May 1 to October 31, essentially putting Milan, long billed as an industry town, back in the limelight. Details on the expo itself ar...
Italy’s fashion capital is often billed as an industry town, without the broad appeal of Rome or Florence. But this year it’s breaking out as a destination in its own right. Kicking it off is Expo Milano 2015, which will bring an expected 20 milli...
Someone told me that if I went to Puglia I should go to Ennio Capasa’s beach club. This was a person who knows figures like Ennio Capasa, the creative director and proprietor of the fashion label Costume National. I said sure, if you can set that ...
Nothing is better than tasting a good wine in the place where it’s made. You get a whole new level of understanding of the process and poetry—and you’re usually on vacation, relaxed enough to truly appreciate and enjoy what’s in the glass. If t...
Imagine walking down a cobblestone street in the heart of Paris’ Marais neighborhood, turning a corner, and happening upon a bistro—a yellow-gold light emanates through the glass windows, and conversation and clinking glasses is heard from the str...
High-end fashion brand Bottega Veneta, known for its woven leather goods, opened its first home boutique this month, a gorgeous store inside Milan’s Palazzo Gallarati Scotti. Here the brand’s collection of furnishings, lighting, and tabletop ac...
The coolest travel news out of Rome right now isn’t from the Vatican, the classic-turned cool neighborhood of Prati, or the cutting-edge MACRO contemporary art museum. Instead, it’s Rome’s bustling and iconic Termini train station, which is genera...
When Gabriele Salini opened G-Rough, a 10-suite hotel in his family’s palazzo just 100 yards from Piazza Navona (pictured above), he was determined to bring an unconventional idea of luxury to the often staid heart of Rome. As the name would sugge...
Lay of the Land Centro Storico: The city’s historic district is filled with art museums and Renaissance churches, along with homegrown luxury brands like Gucci. San Lorenzo: This maze of streets between the San Lorenzo Market and the Santa M...
These five retreats around the world prove just how luxe a trip with the kids can be. Nicaragua: If the country is the next Costa Rica, then the Inn at Rancho Santana ($$) is its next great family getaway. The 2,700 acres along the Pacific coas...
Skin-care companies are taking a locavore approach, producing goods with a strong sense of place. Just as chefs are increasingly careful about knowing where their food comes from, beauty brands are thinking more about what goes into their produ...
For their new $450 million ship, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is pulling out all the stops. The 750-passenger Seven Seas Explorer, which will begin sailing the Mediterranean in the summer of 2016, will have ten suite categories, the brand's highest s...
Our abridged meal-by-meal guide to where and what to eat now. Breakfast: Cicheti at All’Arco Bored with cornetti? Start the day at this cult wine bar beloved by vendors from the nearby Rialto Market. The creative cicheti (snacks) include addic...
For Radmila Karlić, a day’s work means leading her dogs into the dense Motovun forest of Istria, Croatia, to hunt for truffles. She carries a small shovel, ready to dig up the edible treasures the dogs sniff at the roots of the towering oak trees....
Claudio Meli, the plugged-in general manager of the stylish hotel J.K. Place Firenze—and author of J.K. Essential Guide to Florence—shares the city’s lesser-known pleasures. Eat Buca Lapi: One of the city’s oldest restaurants, in the old...