Rome

Tips and Articles in Rome

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 ...
Rome The Tour Food and Fun. Perfect For Gourmands. Highlights You’ll sample handmade salami at the 139-year-old Volpetti via della Scrofa delicatessen; fresh fish at Testaccio, a lively open-air market; and pizza bianca made at the Roscioli baker...
Copenhagen, Denmark $265 While other new hotels have capitalized on Copenhagen’s reputation as a design city by embracing sleek functionalism to the point of folly, the Bertrams Hotel Guldsmeden (107 Vesterbrogade; 45-33/250-405; www.hotelguldsm...
We've seen flamboyant California rolls, Nobu Matsuhisa's Japanese-Peruvian tiraditos, even Brazilian "frushi." Now a new, gentler wave of raw fusion is washing over Spanish and Italian shores: sashimi and sushi mediterraneo, which reinterprets Jap...
let's call them "map guides" There's a new breed of city map that combines basic street layouts with information typically found in books-- restaurant prices, museum hours, and nightlife options. Some are more successful than others, but it all co...
Traveling bibliophiles tend to lug a year's worth of reading material for a weeklong trip. We suggest an alternative: grab a paperback for the plane, and regain your literary bearings on arrival by visiting a great bookstore. But where to go?Here,...