Italy

Tips and Articles in Italy

The Veneto needs no introduction, or if it does, maybe you shouldn’t let on—is it possible you’re not as well-traveled as you think?I know too many people who’ve been to Venice a hundred times and never made good on vows to drag themselves out of ...
We may as well start by calling this what it is: a sort of love letter. It’s of course not the first penned to Florence, famously one of the world’s more love-letter-inspiring cities. (For rather more accomplished paeans, please see Forster, Stend...
The Trip A historical feast with 300 days of sun per year, spectacular landscapes, and a vibrant culinary scene, Sicily is becoming one of Italy’s buzziest destinations. There’s a new respect for heritage on an island that’s shaking off the yoke ...
The Trip Stretching from the Dolomites to Lake Garda, the Veneto—known for its art, cuisine, and iconic cities such as Venice and Verona—is a microcosm of the best of Italy. Hotel Villa Cipriani, in the walled town of Asolo, makes an ideal base. ...
The Trip Over the past decade, the Eternal City has catapulted itself into the 21st century with a series of starchitect-designed buildings. Emblematic of the bold new look is the Ara Pacis, a stark white travertine-and-glass building by Richard ...
The Trip Part Renaissance repository, part fashion hub, Florence is a curious blend of old and new. The latest hotels, restaurants, and galleries are reinvigorating centuries-old institutions and traditions. Take Zeb, a neighborhood grocery store...
Adam Tihany knows the inside of his suitcase better than the inside of his Manhattan apartment. The hotel and restaurant designer travels constantly for work, for pleasure, and to discover new places to eat. Fortunately, some of his latest project...
It’s lunchtime in Trieste, the handsome Italian city on the Adriatic, and at Buffet Da Pepi, a genial crowd surges forward toward the serving station, lured by fresh pork simmering in fragrant broth. The steam rises. The three guys serving up the ...
When San Francisco ad executive John Porter started planning his annual vacation in 2005, he knew he wanted something different. A seasoned traveler, Porter had already stayed in swanky resorts and explored exotic destinations around the globe—all...
Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...
John Phillips was only looking for a villa. That he wound up with a village says something about the scale of his enthusiasms, his impetuous streak, and the curious state of the Italian countryside at the beginning of the 21st century. But really,...
If you travel light, a hotel notepad is an ideal memento—slim, utilitarian, free. And even if it doesn’t cost anything (except the price of a room, or a Campari in the lobby), it’s exclusive. The only way to get a hotel notepad is to find yourself...
“Either you must be deeply in love,” Hugo Pizzinini said with a little smile, “or you must bring a good book. That, or you kill each other. There is no other way.” Love or distraction. That was all we needed to pack for an overnight stay in his b...
Some travelers—you, perhaps—are averse to the very premise of a guided tour. No self-assumed sophisticate wants to be led around by someone holding a whistle and a Ping-Pong paddle with a number on it. I certainly never did, in my indie-traveler y...
Nicolas Bos Creative director, Van Cleef & ArpelsLatest Inspiration: New York CityBuilding Blocks: “I often find myself walking up and down Manhattan’s avenues, just looking at the skyscrapers. The Chrysler building is my favorite. Many of the pi...