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Michael Kors can't hold a real conversation in French, Italian, or Spanish, but he can say "camel" in pretty much any language. That's the color, not... Read More

Near Florence PRADA For the past few years, having the address of the Prada outlet, like knowing the unlisted number of the hottest restaurant in town,... Read More

It is six o'clock on a boiling-hot Tuesday morning in Rome, and my friend Mark, in anticipation of our trip to the Villa D'Este hotel in Cernobbio, is... Read More

CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed... Read More

Even visitors to Rome are implicated in the civilizing concept that all but rules life in Italy: la bella figura, the premium put on appearances. A... Read More

Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you... Read More

See the slideshow of Dazzling Spa Debuts. ... Read More

See our slideshow of Rome’s Angels & Demons Secrets. ... Read More

To get to the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, you have to go by foot through winding alleys, or by gondola via canals too narrow for water taxi or... Read More

Australia for two . . . Handmade in Italy . . . San Francisco restaurants . . . Sailing Venezuela ... Read More

China cruise . . . New York by night . . . Roman gardens . . . Sun Valley ... Read More

Cultural and aesthetic experiences are never in short supply in the historic center of Rome. From the Pantheon you can stroll through cobbled, winding... Read More

A surprising number of major cities--Moscow, Rome, Washington, and Tokyo among them--haven't set their plans yet, but others are gearing up for major... Read More

Two new books present tours of Italy that are as lovely in practice as they are in print. In Italy Out of Hand ($19.95, Chronicle Books), Barbara... Read More

Sipping spumante near the Romanesque duomo in Modena, my friend John and I watch a pack of grandmothers in crisp linen suits feed chunks of Parmesan to... Read More

For those who suffer from what Cocteau called the "red-and-gold disease," relief is found only in the glittery, cavernous darkness of an opera house.... Read More

In December, we asked for your opinions on romance and travel. Here's what turns you on: ... Read More

Reader's FindOur family of four recently stayed at Venice's Romantik Hotel Metropole (39-41/520-5044, fax 39-41/520-3679; doubles $211-$398). Our room... Read More

If I had a car its bumper sticker would say I'd rather be sleeping. I am a congenital, incorrigible glutton for sleep. Sleep-bingeing is my last vice,... Read More

ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my... Read More

oh la la, st.-tropezConnoisseurs of the Côte d'Azur are now resting their heads at the Hôtel Villa Belrose, a dream of lemon stucco, ruddy canal tiles,... Read More

The churches! The museums! The boredom! What do you do when what most attracts you to a city are the very things that scare off the kids?Here, a family... Read More

Looking for a place to chill—literally?Head to Absolut Icebar Milano (12 Piazza Gerusalemme; 39-02/8907-8513; www.townhouse.it; by appointment on... Read More

The word tour often conjures images of buses crammed with tourists and drone-like guides rattling off perfunctory details about sights seen through a... Read More

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