Rome

Tips and Articles in Rome

The Trip Over the past decade, the Eternal City has catapulted itself into the 21st century with a series of starchitect-designed buildings. Emblematic of the bold new look is the Ara Pacis, a stark white travertine-and-glass building by Richard ...
Adam Tihany knows the inside of his suitcase better than the inside of his Manhattan apartment. The hotel and restaurant designer travels constantly for work, for pleasure, and to discover new places to eat. Fortunately, some of his latest project...
If you travel light, a hotel notepad is an ideal memento—slim, utilitarian, free. And even if it doesn’t cost anything (except the price of a room, or a Campari in the lobby), it’s exclusive. The only way to get a hotel notepad is to find yourself...
Some travelers—you, perhaps—are averse to the very premise of a guided tour. No self-assumed sophisticate wants to be led around by someone holding a whistle and a Ping-Pong paddle with a number on it. I certainly never did, in my indie-traveler y...
Paris: Les Abbesses At some point, most visitors to Paris pass through Montmartre, the terribly quaint village set on a hill in the city’s northern 18th Arrondissement. They head to the Sacré Coeur Basilica, erected between 1875 and 1914 atop Ro...
With editing by Adrien Glover, Sarah Kantrowitz, John Newton, and Clara O. Sedlak So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe this year. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places...
High above the spanish steps in the wooded, statue-filled pleasure grounds of the Villa Medici, I find myself puffing heavenward up Pincio Hill, whose mini belvedere offers a 360-degree panorama of the Eternal City. Lost in the astonishing view, ...
I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in an airport wasted, lost, anathema. And neither rain nor sleet nor Homeland Security is going to...
In my 22 years as a fashion editor, I’ve logged endless hours packing and preparing for long trips to style capitals. Covering the shows requires a certain facility for street fashion. My dull gray pantsuits—the ones that work in Milan and New Yor...
Carnival Magic The Vibe: Fun and family-focused—like its sister ship, the Carnival Dream—Magic has kid-friendly cabin styles (one that sleeps five and has two bathrooms); an outsize water park; plus a two-story adults-only area. (Is this why they...
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The ancient Romans may have invented the use of concrete for buildings—the Pantheon is still standing—but architect Zaha Hadid has perfected it. The fluid pale gray concrete curves of her boldly designed National Museum of XXI Century Arts, known ...
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. Inside the black-and-white-walled boutique, you’ll find a highly curated sele...
“Rajasthan has fascinating extremes: preciousness and poverty, monumental architecture, and astonishing crafts.” —Angela Missoni, fashion designer “Scotland is such a magical place. Summer evenings are so long, my husband and I can play golf into...
Q: Is there any way to avoid the long lines at Western Europe’s more popular museums? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif. A: “You can often purchase advance or special-entry passes through a website affiliated with the museum or its city. Dodge the ...