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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

Gary Hofstetter, president of a private equity real estate fund in Boston, describes himself as a "suit on State Street." That’s quite a change from the... Read More

Book a stay at the New Mexico Skies inn, high in the Sacramento Mountains, and you’ll encounter some unusual rules. You’ll need to check in before... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Most Romantic Places to Propose.It’s one of life’s weightiest conundrums: how—and where—to pop The Question. Assuming... Read More

Emilia-RomagnaDon’t miss the graffiti scrawled on the walls by war prisoners at the 900-year-old Torre Prendiparte (from $508), in Bologna. Once home to... Read More

Florence “Robert Mapplethorpe: Perfection in Form” at the Galleriadell’Accademia (through January 10, 2010). The 20th-centuryphotographer, who died 20... Read More

Three years after launching the Palazzo Grassi as an exhibition spacefor contemporary art in Venice, French magnate François Pinault has expanded his... Read More

Train Travel“Traveling by train is an amazing way to see the hinterland of a destination, withouthaving to stay there,” says Diane Hilliard. And more... Read More

Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in... Read More

Modern architecture has never been particularly welcome in Venice. Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Louis Kahn were all rebuffed in their efforts... Read More

Q: Where can I find affordable designer pieces in Milan? —Kathryn Mills, Huntington, N.Y.A: Before your trip, order Marina Martorana’s book Low Cost ... Read More

Douglas Gayeton invites us to the fields, barns, butcher shops, and dinner tables where he learned how to live and eat in the Tuscan countryside.... Read More

ItalyThe Details: The Petraia Sessions Trufflepig Travel Inc.; October 19–24; doubles from$5,574 per person, double.Why We Love It: Spend five nights... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants.You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not... Read More

Where can you find the tastiest gelato in Rome? How about the best sake in Tokyo? The Terroir Guides (The Little Bookroom, from $24.95) are strictly for... Read More

See our slideshow of Europe’s Hottest New Artists.Just as the fast-paced life of Manhattan has a staring role in the films of Woody Allen, and the... Read More

On the 15-minute cab ride from the port to the Hotel Signum, I pass olive groves, caper plantations, and vineyards where the famed Malvasia wine is... Read More

Cultural Hit ListArtEuropeLondon "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009.In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of... Read More

Harry Benson first saw Tivoli—Copenhagen's beloved 164-year-old pleasure garden—in 1964, on tour with the Beatles as their official photographer. George... Read More

PortofinoThis small fishing port on the Italian Riviera draws the big names—and the big boats—of the beau monde.Getting AroundThe best beaches are... Read More

Only on the web: More Responses to Our Parents' Poll QuestionTony Hawk CHAMPION SKATEBOARDER My three boys [Riley, 12, Spencer, 5, and Keegan, 2] and... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Art Collections.New York City ’s Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern Gothic fantasy, with plush crimson velvets, carved... Read More

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