Italy

Italy Travel Guide

At the eight-room hotel, made up of two country-style houses, you can take art classes on the lawn.

Carved horse heads and Roman gods crowd the studio’s shelves. But collector-worthy contemporary pieces, such as transparent spiral candleholders and striped vases, also abound.

On a 12-day Italian voyage on Oceania’s Regatta, you can sample bottles in Rome and Sicily and spend a day at Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, a 240-acre estate in Tuscany.

Watch artisans craft music boxes and elaborate inlaid tables in their ateliers. You can often buy direct from the craftsmen; otherwise comb the stores on the Via San Cesareo for a wider choice.

The shop makes Tuscany's most exclusive, sought-after cheeses.

Bibliophiles will bask in the variety of reading materials: everything from rare and used books about Venice to contemporary mysteries autographed by local writer Donna Leon.

The museum Abstract Expressionist sculptures by Costantino Nivola.

Part of L'Albergo della Regina Isabella, a seaside resort in Lacco Ameno, this full-service spa takes advantage of the healing mineral waters that flow from Mount Epomeo.

The power of St. Peter’s Basilica has influenced world history for the past 700 years and is plainly visible in the lavishly decorated interior, which includes gold, marble, and statuary, including Michelangelo’s Pieta. All of it, however, directs visitors to the bronze statue of St.

The Uffizi contains the world's most magnificent collection of Renaissance art from the greatest of Old Masters. This relatively small gallery, occupying the sumptuously decorated halls of the ruling Medici dynasty's one-time office complex, can easily take up a full day.