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In their new book For the Love of Italy: Rural Pleasures and Hotel Estates (Clarkson Potter; $60), Marella Caracciolo and Oberto Gili travel from the... Read More

The ancient Romans may have invented the use of concrete for buildings—the Pantheon is still standing—but architect Zaha Hadid has perfected it. The... Read More

Ah, La dolce vita! For most people, this intoxicating phrase is synonymous with Rome. Not for me. Reluctant though I am to irritate the ghost of... Read More

Day 1: Milan to Bormio (120 miles)In Milan, consider renting a Maserati GranCabrio convertible to fully take in the views of Italy’s lake region—you can... 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?Surveying the Lucchese skyline from one of the handful of remaining medieval towers above the city, you’ll... 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.ParisYou could forgive Printemps if it had lost some of its fabled luster after 145 years.... Read More

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

Hotels/Resorts Cities Islands Spas Tour Operators Cruise Lines Airlines Car-Rentals Main Page Top Cities: FlorenceSIGHTSBeauty abounds, from the Arno... Read More

See the slideshow of the World’s Strangest Spa Treatments.Once you’ve changed into a disposable paper robe, an attendant leads you to a room containing... 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 & IcelandWhy Go Now: New luxury expeditions to these remote areas allow cruisers to take in scenery from the ship as well as jump in... 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

1. Eat ItMeat-and-rice-stuffed red pepper, followed by handmade pasta with eggplant and caciocavallo cheese, at Sicilian chef Filippo La Mantia’s... Read More

SwitzerlandThe Resort: GrindelwaldThis storybook village in the picturesque Bernese Oberland is home to the towering Wetterhorn and Eiger mountains and... 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.Try as she might to hide behind her signature oversize sunglasses, globe-trotter and... 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

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