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1 Chef Claudio Pecorari is my new kitchen god. Standing in a doorway facing a flagstone courtyard, arms tucked under his tomato-smeared apron, he... Read More

With the euro sky-high these days, it takes more than smarts to navigate the Continent in style without spending a small fortune in the process. It... Read More

Bologna has always had an independent nature, like an irreverent but brilliant child. Europe's first university, L'Università di Bologna, was founded... Read More

For wellness-seekers, the goal isn't just the outward journey, but the inward one as well: travel as one part recreation, one part re-creation. Higher... Read More

Edited by Amy FarleyWe partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around... Read More

Chief Environmental Officer Tom Arnold of TerraPass, a San Francisco–based organization dedicated to helping Americans decrease their carbon footprint,... Read More

These days, the silk road leads to La Tessitura (2A Viale Roosevelt, Como, Italy; 39-031/321-666), in a 19th-century former fabric mill five minutes... Read More

The abandoned Villa Manzoni, a rose-tinted 1920's estate on Rome's leafy Via Cassia, had been ignored for decades. But in February 2003, the building... Read More

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... Read More

TOWER OF PISA FINDS ITS FOOTING Officials Plan a Dubious DebutPisa's landmark campanile is finally on solid ground. On June 17, a preview and gala is... Read More

A decade ago, my wife, Barbara, and I spent a week on Italy's Sorrento Peninsula, mostly driving at a snail's pace behind smoke-belching buses on... Read More

Another deep blue evening on the Côte d'Azur. The ocean is black, with phosphorescent streaks. The façades of Nice's long promenade are greenish-white,... Read More

The first time I went to the Vatican, I didn't get in. I turned up just as they were closing. The second time, a year later, I missed again, once more... Read More

The creator of the world's most expensive olive oil is standing in a dusty parking lot beside Tuscany's autostrada, hurling glass bottles... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk... Read More

Once a hideaway for luminaries like Greta Garbo, the Hotel Caruso, on Italy's Amalfi Coast, had all but faded into obscurity. That is, until Orient... Read More

Not everyone falls in love with Venice at first sight; certainly not at first bite. For all its mythic enchantment, its wondrous changing light and... Read More

Kick your cooking skills up a notch at Tuscany's newly opened "wine resort," Badia a Coltibuono (Gaiole in Chianti; 39-0577/ 74481; www.coltibuono.com; ... Read More

Being able to identify the unspoiled destination is a useful talent—as far as it goes. The real trick is catching the unspoiled destination at just the... Read More

BEACHWHERE: Grand CaymanWHY: The Ritz-Carlton drafted the equivalent of the NBA Dream Team for its new Grand Cayman resort, scheduled to debut this... Read More

On the afternoon of July 30, 1944, Major Eric Linklater, the Scottish novelist, was wandering around the shuttered rooms of the Tuscan castle of... Read More

A trio of high-style bars is creating some late-night buzz in Venice, making residents reconsider the city's sedate image. Just 100 feet from La Fenice... Read More

When Alain Ducasse, France's most treasured chef, heads to Italy, one of his country's culinary rivals, to build a Tuscan inn, L'Andana, something is up... 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

It was midnight and I was sitting outside Bar della Pace, located on Piazza della Pace, just off Rome's Piazza Navona, when Rino Barillari walked by.... Read More

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