Rome

Tips and Articles in Rome

Renting an apartment can be the most convenient and least expensive way to visit a city, especially for stays of more than a few days. Not only are the per-night rates often cheaper than at a hotel—a one-bedroom flat with a pull-out bed in the liv...
Michael Kors can't hold a real conversation in French, Italian, or Spanish, but he can say "camel" in pretty much any language. That's the color, not the creature. A fashion designer famous for ingeniously rethinking women's classics, Kors is part...
Even visitors to Rome are implicated in the civilizing concept that all but rules life in Italy: la bella figura, the premium put on appearances. A Roman's personal façade is constructed out of everything from the neighborhood he lives in to the c...
Whether they're villas, castles, châteaux, or schlosses, most hotels have yet to firm up their festivities (not to mention prices). But you can bet you'll get the royal treatment. Austria Hotel Schloss Fuschl takes the torte when it comes to New...
See our slideshow of Rome’s Angels & Demons Secrets. Tom Hanks races through a graceful Roman piazza, past an ancient Egyptian obelisk surrounded by fountains of water-spouting lions, his eyes focused on a church tucked into the corner of the squ...
Australia for two . . . Handmade in Italy . . . San Francisco restaurants . . . Sailing Venezuela q. My wife and I will be traveling to Perth to visit relatives. Where should we go to enjoy a few nights on our own? -- S.W., Ann Arbor, Mich. a....
China cruise . . . New York by night . . . Roman gardens . . . Sun Valley Q. We've traveled a lot over the years, but for our 50th anniversary my wife and I would like something special. (We're both in good health-- last year we climbed Machu ...
. . . from TorontoMatthew Modine, actor "I was shooting a film--Tom DiCillo's The Real Blond, with Daryl Hannah and Marlo Thomas. We did one scene at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and I was impressed by the Henry Moore sculptures. Our hotel, the S...
Cultural and aesthetic experiences are never in short supply in the historic center of Rome. From the Pantheon you can stroll through cobbled, winding streets and piazzas, then across the Tiber--lined with London plane trees--to St. Peter's. Nearb...
A surprising number of major cities--Moscow, Rome, Washington, and Tokyo among them--haven't set their plans yet, but others are gearing up for major bashes. Berlin A pyrotechnic display will explode over the Brandenburg Gate. The surrounding...
Someone call il medico. In Rome, Stendhal syndrome is real. I’m talking about the numbness, fatigue, anxiety of seeing one more Caravaggio swaddled in a church’s cheap electric light, of one more oculus beaming the brilliant Roman sun into your ey...
Remember the days when flashing a few greenbacks—even singles—made you look like a big shot overseas? Alas, those aren't these days. In Western Europe, one euro costs you nearly $1.50, and in Great Britain, the pound now costs a whopping two buck...
Walk into an apothecary on the Faubourg-St.-Honoré or Via della Scala or Grosvenor Square and you enter a field study in cultural anthropology. As you look at the shelves—even if you don't speak the lingua franca—you can immediately establish the ...
Europe without cafés?As unimaginable as a house with no living room, a theater without a stage — a continent without content. And as any European worth his beans will attest, the perfect café is a lot more than the sum of its parts: a tingling dos...
What do Prada and Julius Caesar have in common?How have Gucci and Moschino shaped Rome's hippest streets?Art historian Laura Flusche and architect Susan Sanders have created a company called Urban Iconography: The Institute of Design & Culture, wh...