Tips and Articles for Milan + the Lakes Region

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At L'Albereta, ensconced in the well-maintained vineyards of Franciacorta, Italy's champagne country northeast of Milan, I was handed over seamlessly... Read More

Vigevano, a Renaissance-era town, has been fashioning footwear for the likes of Beatrice d'Este (wife of 15th-century Milanese ruler Ludovico Il Moro)... Read More

Edgy streetwear and designer brands are giving Milan's Corso di Porta Ticinese—the strip near the Roman columns of San Lorenzo renowned for its custom... Read More

When Leonardo Da Vinci visited the valleys of Valtellina and Valchiavenna in the 1480's, he was captivated by this Alpine region in the north of Italy. ... Read More

These days, the silk road leads to La Tessitura (2A Viale Roosevelt, Como, Italy; 39-031/321-666), in a 19th-century former fabric mill five minutes... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

BEACHWHERE: Grand CaymanWHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this... Read More

Buying vintage clothing isn’t a novel concept. Like many people, when I started shopping for used clothes during my high school years in Minnesota, I... Read More

For years, the guides to Paris, London, Milan, and New York included in Smythson’s Fashion Diary ($405; 866/769-8476; www.smythson.com) have made it the... Read More

Italy’s fashion and design capital has three new boutique hotels—and though each caters to a different budget, all of them more than meet the city’s... Read More

Good design enhances every aspect of the travel experience. Walking into a beautifully built air terminal or railway station can ease the stress of... Read More

Golf | ShoppingPALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing... Read More

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