Tuscany

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Imagine yourself sitting on the terrace of the 14th-century Palazzo Capponi delle Rovinate, watching the sleepy crawl of the Arno as you savor a plate of hand-cut french fries and a big, juicy gourmet burger cooked to a pitch-perfect medium rare. ...
Book a stay at the New Mexico Skies inn, high in the Sacramento Mountains, and you’ll encounter some unusual rules. You’ll need to check in before sundown and not drive out after dark. White lights—like conventional flashlights—aren’t allowed. And...
Train Travel “Traveling by train is an amazing way to see the hinterland of a destination, without having to stay there,” says Diane Hilliard. And more remote areas are now accessible via luxury trains. Coober Pedy, the Australian outback minin...
Douglas Gayeton invites us to the fields, barns, butcher shops, and dinner tables where he learned how to live and eat in the Tuscan countryside. Inspired by pre-Renaissance narrative paintings, the filmmaker stitched together dozens of evocative,...
Italy The Details: The Petraia Sessions Trufflepig Travel Inc.; October 19–24; doubles from $5,574 per person, double. Why We Love It: Spend five nights at a 900-year-old agriturismo in Chianti where, in July, locavore author Michael Pollan k...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants. You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not so strange. On the menu are items like reef-fish carpaccio and Wagyu beef. Not so strange ei...
Only on the web: More Responses to Our Parents' Poll Question Tony Hawk CHAMPION SKATEBOARDER My three boys [Riley, 12, Spencer, 5, and Keegan, 2] and I love the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui—an amazing family place with a labyrinth of waterslide...
For years travelers asked no more of Tuscany than its light and landscape, its Renaissance legacy, its food and wine. If the hotels were a bit low on amenities, if the person who rolled out the pasta in the kitchen turned out to be the same pers...
Big Style, Big Easy If New Orleans is the best place in the country to party, then International House is the best place to sleep it off. A pale taupe color scheme, fresh Louisiana wildflowers, and Aveda-stocked bathrooms assist in a reveler's rec...
q. We'd like to go on a literary tour of the English countryside. -- M.W., Denver, Colo. a. If such sites as Virginia Woolf's Knole House, Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst, and D. H. Lawrence's hometown of Eastham are what you have in mind, co...
I felt a little sheepish going to Tuscany...again. But it's where I wanted to be. Anyway, no one, no matter how well traveled, admonishes, "Oh, forget Tuscany, it's so over." This time, I was in search of rural retreats I could pretend to call hom...
Along with Alessi lemon squeezers, Loro Piana cashmere, and Cipriani pasta, water is one of Italy's top draws. Hoteliers figured this out a long time ago: a room on the Tyrrhenian or Ionian is more than a room, it's a chance to live a myth. The mo...
ON A SUNDAY NIGHT IN MID-NOVEMBER, the members of the coming week's class at the Capezzana Wine & Culinary Center, which offers cooking courses in the Tuscan countryside, have convened at a restaurant in Florence. The waiters bring each table a bo...
In Slovenia's Capital I spent two years stationed at Aviano Air Base in Italy, during which time I became an adopted Slovene and Ljubljancan, so I was happy to see Robert S. Boynton's "Is Ljubljana the Next Prague?" [August]. For years, the city...
For us, no souvenir is sexier than a taste of something discovered on our travels--farmhouse goat cheese from the Pyrenees, Isle of Skye smoked salmon, a rose-colored soft drink from Ladakh, India. But who wants to lug such delicacies home?A stink...