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See our slideshow of the World’s Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting. Try as she might to hide behind her signature oversize sunglasses, globe-trotter and fashion fanatic Victoria “Posh” Beckham is often spotted leaving extravagantly high-end shops or...
What could be more romantic than a candlelit dinner on a 1940’s tram with Rome’s Colosseum and live jazz music as your backdrop? On the recently launched Tramjazz (tramjazz.com; tickets for two $160) tour, you’ll drive by historic sites lit up at ...
Gary Hofstetter, president of a private equity real estate fund in Boston, describes himself as a "suit on State Street." That’s quite a change from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he was a wild-haired, rock-loving roadie for local bands in U...
Where can you find the tastiest gelato in Rome? How about the best sake in Tokyo? The Terroir Guides (The Little Bookroom, from $24.95) are strictly for food lovers—brimming with insider restaurant recommendations. They’re the perfect companions ...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
There's no villa at the Villa Gregoriana (Largo Sant'Angelo and Piazza del Tempio di Vesta; 39-06/3996-7701; www.pierreci.it; admission $5) in Tivoli, 22 miles east of Rome—just the ruins of a second-century B.C. Roman consul's mansion...
Since Pope Benedict XVI's installation, Italian trendsetters seem to have turned to the Vatican for style tips. Roman dandies have discovered the pope's personal tailor, Annibale Gammarelli (34 Via Santa Chiara, Rome; 39-06/ 6880-1314), ...
All ice cream is not created equal, according to Jon Snyder, owner of Manhattan's Laboratorio del Gelato (95 Orchard St.; 212/343-9922; www.laboratoriodelgelato.com), a tiny artisanal ice cream shop. Twenty years ago, Snyder, who fell for gelato o...
Reader's Find On a quest for beauty and solitude, my husband and I encountered a hidden treasure floating in the wine-dark Aegean. We are reluctant to share the lovely Greek island of Folégandros and the fabulous hotel we discovered there, b...
Whether you're seeking profound contemplation of your faith, speculative contemplation of the future, or just sodden contemplation of the bottom of a fifth of single malt, there's a destination in Europe to fulfill each and every Y2K desire. Expec...
In junior high, some friends and I discovered a way into our town's rain sewers. With cigarette lighters to guide us, we crawled through dark concrete tubes to emerge in a chamber just high enough to stand in. Fifty feet below street level, we'd f...
I have a love-hate relationship with hotels. I'm dependent on them 200 nights a year, and it's hard to describe the life--it's so episodic, but I love it. When I stay at a hotel, my expectations are very high. Part of that is my desire for honesty...
Ask Mark Rome for Beginners By Mark Orwoll Mark Orwoll, seasoned traveler and T&L Managing Editor, is here to help you with all your travel questions. Think of him as your personal concierge, and ask away.......
At the end of the 18th century, any ambitious artist—and anyone else wealthy and curious enough to embark on the grand tour—hoped to pass some time in the Eternal City. They came to Rome to admire the manly beauty of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel,...
I'm in the courtyard of the Palazzo Ruspoli, where I once stayed at the invitation of a Ruspoli family member who still has a flat here. I was in town acting in a film by Giuseppe Tornatore, who directed Cinema Paradiso. I first saw Rome in the ...