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If the word hostel conjures images of a grungy college dorms or communal bathrooms, it's time you examined your hostel choices. Seven new and... Read More

Sometimes wine snobs give a serious eye roll when you bring up Tuscany because everyone loves it. How can it be all that great with Diane Lane movies... Read More

Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz has always said he was inspired to get into the coffee game after hanging out in Milan. Now he plans to bring... Read More

It's not every day that the Roman Forum, the city's 2,500-year-old open air museum, gets something new. This Wednesday, a zigzagging covered network... Read More

Author Helena Attlee first experienced the lure of lemons on a trip to Italy, at the age of 18. “We were somewhere near Ventimiglia on the Italian... Read More

For millennia, Rome's streets and piazzas have been walked and then some—the focal point of the ancient empire's transit network, there's a reason we... Read More

When it was reported that Italy’s hauntingly beautiful Civita di Bagnoregio village was basically a ghost town after being decimated by... Read More

Domino’s is boldly going where no American pizza company has gone before: Italy.Domino's Pizza Italia opened its first store in Milan, Italy, on Monday... Read More

Biking can be a lovely way to explore a new country, but keeping pace with a group can sometimes be a challenge; if you go too fast you’re always... Read More

Not many people would dispute the jaw-dropping beauty of Italy’s Civita di Bagnoregio village. The Medieval settlement 74 miles north of Rome has a... Read More

At the bottom of a small mountain on the West Coast of Italy, towering over a stone-covered beach, is the Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, a beautifully... Read More

A Roman institution since 1938, Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè brews 2,000 cups of espresso a day. Co-owner Roberto Ricci shows us how to fit in with the... Read More

It’s rare enough for a classical music recording to gain wide popular and critical success, but since its release this summer, Benedicta: Marian Chant... Read More

It’s hard to imagine why a traveler in Tuscany would have need to relax—what with the Italian countryside’s rolling landscapes, cobblestone towns, and... Read More

Every year, the picturesque Tuscan town of Siena—generally known for its medieval tower and graphic white-and-black cathedral—turns into an explosive... Read More

Italy is well known for its delizioso pasta, bello countryside, many beaches and often dysfunctional politics. But it also boasts at least one “ghost”... Read More

The Digs: The Gran Panoramic Vista Mare Suite, Baglioni Hotel Cala del PortoSize: 800 square feetPrice: $1,788 a nightThe Skinny: ... Read More

Three years in the making, Los Fuegos will be a part of the much-anticipated Faena Hotel project and will open in November. (The other... Read More

Buried in the Alpine peak of Mount Kronplatz in South Tyrol, Italy, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is the last of six mountaineering museums built... Read More

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Venice—the capital of Italy’s Veneto region—sees a huge number of tourists every year. So many, in fact, that the... Read More

Despite recently extended opening hours, gaining access to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in Milan can be as difficult as getting tickets for a Prada... Read More

When South African-Italian travel marketing consultant Mikaela Bandini moved to the semi-abandoned neighbourhood of Sassi di Matera in the city of... Read More

“The Florentine food scene is constantly changing—tourists want traditional cuisine and Florentines, who have never forgotten the glories of Renaissance... Read More

Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, he of the ample, exaggerated figures depicted in flat, bright colors, has created a promotional poster... Read More

If you thought the tourists who damaged an 18th-century statue while taking a selfie was bad, you're going to love (read: cringe and immediately hate)... Read More

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