Italy

Tips and Articles in Italy

I live in Manhattan, where we have noise instead of scenery, so when I travel for pleasure it's always to a quiet place. Recently, before two weeks of work in Milan and Paris, I flew to Sardinia for the weekend. It's known as a refuge of wildernes...
Like cigars and martinis, barbershop shaves are in again. What's behind the trend?Part nostalgia for the days when men gathered (and burst into song) around the barber's chair, and part New Man: Don't men deserve to be pampered, too?And most repor...
YEOHLEE TENG, Fashion DesignerI travel all over. This year I've been to Berlin, Rotterdam, Venice, Paris, throughout the States, and to Malaysia (where I was born). When I'm in town I tend not to carry bags, and I like to travel without a lot of l...
One of the most famous photographs in 20th-century fashion depicts Salvatore Ferragamo surrounded by a sea of shoe lasts in a workroom of his Florentine palazzo, the 13th-century Spini Feroni. Written in heavy black ink on the wooden forms are the...
In Slovenia's Capital I spent two years stationed at Aviano Air Base in Italy, during which time I became an adopted Slovene and Ljubljancan, so I was happy to see Robert S. Boynton's "Is Ljubljana the Next Prague?" [August]. For years, the city...
london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into St Martins Lane, a spectacle of color and light. A yellow "carpet" is projected onto the floor...
James Kelly James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, N. Mex. hot spot The Tate Restaurant (in London's old Tate). It has completely old-fashioned service, excellent food, and you always see great artists—I recently spotted Ellsworth Kelly there. worst ...
I'm in the courtyard of the Palazzo Ruspoli, where I once stayed at the invitation of a Ruspoli family member who still has a flat here. I was in town acting in a film by Giuseppe Tornatore, who directed Cinema Paradiso. I first saw Rome in the ...
For us, no souvenir is sexier than a taste of something discovered on our travels--farmhouse goat cheese from the Pyrenees, Isle of Skye smoked salmon, a rose-colored soft drink from Ladakh, India. But who wants to lug such delicacies home?A stink...
Dredging the lagoon of Venice for gold--hotel gold--is serious business. That's because there's a lot at stake: Venice is one of those mythically romantic destinations many people spend their whole lives dreaming about, and when they get there the...
While following the cashmere trail, make Orta San Giulio your base; from there you can easily reach any of the spacci in the region. A car is essential. Arrange for a driver to meet you at the Milan airport or in the city (try Eurolimo, which prov...
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Rome The Tour Food and Fun. Perfect For Gourmands. Highlights You’ll sample handmade salami at the 139-year-old Volpetti via della Scrofa delicatessen; fresh fish at Testaccio, a lively open-air market; and pizza bianca made at the Roscioli baker...
Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...