Tips and Articles for Milan + the Lakes Region

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As one of Milan's oldest and most revered cafes, Pasticceria Marchesi is a reminder of the quality of Italy's culinary traditions and Italian... Read More

It’s known as the fashion capital, but Milan has more going on than the Armani museum and Wes Anderson-designed cocktail bars. “Milan is full of secrets... 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

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

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

Enlisting renowned Italian architect Ruggero Venelli, Sheraton has added another upscale property to Lake Como’s enchanting waterfront. The Sheraton... Read More

How many of us have sat staring at a Wes Anderson film—be it Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, or even The Fantastic Mr. Fox... Read More

Heading to Italy for Milano Expo 2015? You're not alone. An expected 20 million visitors will flood the city from May 1 to October 31, essentially... Read More

Italy’s fashion capital is often billed as an industry town, without the broad appeal of Rome or Florence. But this year it’s breaking out as a... Read More

High-end fashion brand Bottega Veneta, known for its woven leather goods, opened its first home boutique this month, a gorgeous store inside Milan... Read More

See More Global Hot SpotsStayArmani Hotel Milano 31 Via Alessandro Manzoni; 39-02/8883-8888; armanihotels.com; doubles from $715.Bulgari Hotel 7/b Via... Read More

Twice a year, Milan fills to bursting as the international fashion pack descends upon the city to view the latest women's-wear collections. While it's... Read More

Go looking for the new in Milan, Italy, and you doom yourself to disappointment. I say this with a confidence that results from the fact that my job has... Read More

The book made it sound so easy. Teach Yourself Italian, it was called, and for two years it sat on my desk, silently mocking my inability to do just... Read More

Built in 1870, the cliff-edge saltwater swimming pool of the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in the south of France has been the centerpiece of that fabled... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Gym Views.From the 47th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, sunbeams play off the perfect cone of Mount Fuji. Far below,... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.952. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.403. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.074.... Read More

Le MarcheTod’sYou'll not only find last season’s bags and shoes from Tod’s at this warehouse off the region’s A14 motorway, but also accessories from... Read More

Day One: Brussels to Frankfurt (340 miles)Before hitting the road, head to Place du Grand Sablon for a breakfast of—what else?—Belgian waffles. Angle... Read More

Venice: On the Campo San Zanipolo, look out for the rounded pediments that adorn the elegant 15th-century façade of Scuola Grande di San Marco, by... Read More

Day 1: Milan to Bormio (120 miles)In Milan, consider renting a Maserati GranCabrio convertible to fully take in the views of Italy’s lake region—you can... Read More

“My job, my life, is travel,” says New York–based Keith Johnson, whose 16 years as the buyer at large for Anthropologie have taken him from boutiques in... Read More

There’s a youthquake afoot at these four shopping landmarks.ParisYou could forgive Printemps if it had lost some of its fabled luster after 145 years.... 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

If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart.... Read More

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