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Long before anyone set foot on a luxury liner for a cruise vacation, the notorious Roman Emperor known as Caligula took to the water for his... Read More

Travelers who want to count on getting a great deal in the month of April don’t need to wait for an epic flash sale. According to data pulled by global... Read More

Italy is a frequent choice for honeymoons or other romantic getaways. With its breathtaking landscapes, temperate climate, and abundance of wine, the... Read More

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck in central Italy early Wednesday at around 3:36 a.m. local time, followed by several aftershocks. At least 159... Read More

You can’t swing a carafe of Chianti around Italy without hitting a wine tour sipping its way across the best vine-growing, grape-pressing regions in 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

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

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Festival del Maggio Musicale FiorentinoFlorence, Tuscany; May 2–June 24This year, the country’s most important classical festival honors the 200th... Read More

Across EuropeAbercrombie & Kent VillasBest For: Excursions; local staff; user-friendly websiteFive decades of experience as a luxury travel operator... Read More

When San Francisco ad executive John Porter started planning his annual vacation in 2005, he knew he wanted something different. A seasoned traveler,... Read More

At the rental-car return in Milan’s Malpensa airport, I take a last pensive sniff of our Fiat Panda. Someone should bottle the scent and call it Aroma... Read More

Emilia-RomagnaDon’t miss the graffiti scrawled on the walls by war prisoners at the 900-year-old Torre Prendiparte (from $508), in Bologna. Once home to... Read More

Harry Benson first saw Tivoli—Copenhagen's beloved 164-year-old pleasure garden—in 1964, on tour with the Beatles as their official photographer. George... Read More

Take a 12th-century watchtower secreted away in the Madonna della Confine mountains, 20 minutes by car from Umbria's medieval hill town of Gubbio, and... Read More

Is Tuscany, as some coldhearted forecasters would have it, on its way to being "over," like Provence and the Hamptons?Although we wouldn't go that far,... Read More

A decade ago, Count Antonio Bolza purchased the 11th-century Castello di Reschio in Umbria. Now anyone can play lord in one of the 40 centuries-old... Read More

Shopping in EnglandOn the Urban Gentry tour of London, you’ll stop at several top boutiques, including little-known gems in Mayfair. Perfect for... Read More

After an evening performance of works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Brahms, and Bartók, the audience ambles along a candlelit path outside a medieval castle... Read More

The historical events that temporarily forced much of Europe's population into a nomadic life did not spare me; it took me a lifetime to settle down.... Read More

I’d been dozing on and off since the hydrofoil pulled away from Anzio, a coastal town an hour’s train ride from Rome. Despite the boat’s loud hum, the... Read More

Everyone knows that parts of Rome have long been overrun with homeless cats. The city has had a great tradition of helping the abandoned animals, which... Read More

If Brunello Cucinelli weren’t so likable and successful, and if the cashmere clothes he made weren’t so beautiful, you’d have to dismiss him as just... Read More

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