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Day 1: Milan to Bormio (120 miles) ... Read More

From toga-wrapped emperors to board-toting surfers, all walks of life have flocked to the seaside for renewal, reflection, and amusement, and the tide... Read More

There’s a new reason to take the 30-minute cab ride ($30) out to Rome’s EUR district: the 54,000-square-foot White Gallery, the city’s best one-stop... Read More

Rich, pretty Lucca. What shall we do with you? ... Read More

Revealing a secretly prized place is a little bit like telling your dreams at a dinner party: it’s an act of inadvertent autobiography. This is... Read More

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“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer ... Read More

“My job, my life, is travel,” says New York–based Keith Johnson, whose 16 years as the buyer at large for Anthropologie have taken him from boutiques in... Read More

My first encounter with Venice, as a small child, was a whirlwind of candy-colored palazzi, delicate blown glass, and narrow streets where you could get... Read More

There’s a youthquake afoot at these four shopping landmarks. ... Read More

Q: Is there any way to avoid the long lines at Western Europe’s more popular museums? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. ... Read More

See the slideshow of the World’s Strangest Spa Treatments. ... Read More

The fish were dentici, what we’d call sea bream. Silver-scaled and glossy, with limpid, full-moon eyes, they were fanned out on ice like a croupier’s... Read More

Greenland & Iceland ... Read More

“When I was growing up, we always traveled to a rambling farmhouse in Tuscany. My dad [John Mortimer] was obsessed with Italy—in fact, he wrote a book... Read More

It's hard to dissociate pesto, focaccia, and ravioli from the dinnertime din of upstart New World trattorias. But sniff out their roots, and you will... Read More

At the rental-car return in Milan’s Malpensa airport, I take a last pensive sniff of our Fiat Panda. Someone should bottle the scent and call it Aroma... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting. ... Read More

Lately, I've been reading a best seller about monks. It will never be made into a blockbuster, but it's far more inspiring than the one on your... Read More

If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart.... Read More

What could be more romantic than a candlelit dinner on a 1940’s tram with Rome’s Colosseum and live jazz music as your backdrop? On the recently... Read More

Imagine yourself sitting on the terrace of the 14th-century Palazzo Capponi delle Rovinate, watching the sleepy crawl of the Arno as you savor a plate... Read More

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