Sardinia

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This is about Italy’s secret coast—the other Sardinia. Not the Sardinia of the Aga Khan, yachts, celebrities, oligarchs, and tycoons. Not, in other words, Porto Rotondo, where Italy’s Caviar Left came every summer to populate a brand-new colony bu...
Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Florence, Tuscany; May 2–June 24 This year, the country’s most important classical festival honors the 200th birthdays of Verdi and Wagner. Daniel Barenboim and Claudio Abbado—the current and former musica...
I live in Manhattan, where we have noise instead of scenery, so when I travel for pleasure it's always to a quiet place. Recently, before two weeks of work in Milan and Paris, I flew to Sardinia for the weekend. It's known as a refuge of wildernes...
See the slideshow of Dazzling Spa Debuts. How do you make The Plaza Hotel, already famous for its decadent Oak Room, its caviar-stocked Champagne Bar, and its vaunted, glass-ceilinged Palm Court (where precocious Eloise once took tea among white-...
In summer, Italians become obsessed with the sea. With the determination of salmon, they travel by train or by car, and climb mountains of steps to arrive at apartments on rocky coasts. They take over tiny villages tucked between olive groves near...
If you're an avid cruiser, you've probably heard rumblings about freighter travel. But information on this specialized form of cruising is not readily available-- you won't see ads in your Sunday paper, and your travel agent won't have a clue. So ...
Part One: Where’s Your Boat? I lived in Rome for a year not long ago. And one night I met an American society princess. She is blond, with crystalline blue eyes and cheekbones made of fine spun sugar. I will not write her name here, mostly becaus...