Italy

Italy Travel Guide

There's a new reason to take the 30-minute cab ride ($30) out to Rome's EUR district: the 54,000-square-foot White Gallery, the city's best one-stop shopping experience.

Carlo Fagiani's leather workshop, specialising in shoes, handbags, belts, wallets and jackets, is one of the best in Tuscany. He makes shoes to measure and if you don't have time to collect them he will send them to your home by courier.

Every August in Pesaro, opera enthusiasts come for the celebration of the native-son composer.

De Bondt concocts award-winning chocolates with everything from rose oil to fennel plus gives tasting tours.

On the grounds of the 800-year-old estate you'll find Etruscan ruins dating to 600 B.C., a 12th-century fortress, a Gothic chapel, and an amazing Lorenzetti fresco in the Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo. But the real focus is the food and wine, of course.

It’s a favored watering hole of the Roman leftist intelligentsia, but anyone is welcome at this funky Jewish Ghetto salon that shares its intimate square with the delightful Fountain of the Turtles.

An oarlock might not be at the top of your shopping list, but step inside this woodworking shop and you’re likely to change your mind. Designer Saviero Pastor hand-carves sinuous, one-of-a-kind pieces in walnut, cherry, or pear wood.

Visit the "Florence of the Baroque," the lovely city of Lecce; its unique buildings—many with wild sculptures—are filled with workshops crafting the town’s renowned painted papier-mâché saints destined for church altars around the world.

Make yourself at home at this lively bar where the spirited barkeeps Paola and Lori bring out glasses of Prosecco.

When the light hits just right, it streams in from cleverly hidden windows, and Borromini's splendid dome appears to hover above the 17th-century church.