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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck in central Italy early Wednesday at around 3:36 a.m. local time, followed by several aftershocks. At least 159... Read More

You can’t swing a carafe of Chianti around Italy without hitting a wine tour sipping its way across the best vine-growing, grape-pressing regions in the... Read More

It’s rare enough for a classical music recording to gain wide popular and critical success, but since its release this summer, Benedicta: Marian Chant... Read More

Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, he of the ample, exaggerated figures depicted in flat, bright colors, has created a promotional poster... Read More

Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ... Read More

When San Francisco ad executive John Porter started planning his annual vacation in 2005, he knew he wanted something different. A seasoned traveler,... Read More

At the rental-car return in Milan’s Malpensa airport, I take a last pensive sniff of our Fiat Panda. Someone should bottle the scent and call it Aroma... Read More

Take a 12th-century watchtower secreted away in the Madonna della Confine mountains, 20 minutes by car from Umbria's medieval hill town of Gubbio, and... Read More

Is Tuscany, as some coldhearted forecasters would have it, on its way to being "over," like Provence and the Hamptons?Although we wouldn't go that far,... Read More

A decade ago, Count Antonio Bolza purchased the 11th-century Castello di Reschio in Umbria. Now anyone can play lord in one of the 40 centuries-old... Read More

After an evening performance of works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Brahms, and Bartók, the audience ambles along a candlelit path outside a medieval castle... Read More

If Brunello Cucinelli weren’t so likable and successful, and if the cashmere clothes he made weren’t so beautiful, you’d have to dismiss him as just... Read More

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