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Live Out Your Fairytale Fantasies at These 11 Italian Retreats

A medieval castle, a church, and a Borgo comprise this centuries-old Tuscan wine estate with storybook-worthy vistas. Now, the Rosewood Castiglion …

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Sicily - CNN.com

Failure<p>Failure has a smell. Of burnt synapses, of dick jokes and wet ashes.<p>Why, why, why can't I get Sicily right?<p>I love Sicily. It's beautiful. It's old, it's Italy but it's not. I like the people -- proudly mixed up, preyed upon by generations of invaders and a nearly ubiquitous fraternal …

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Bringing Home The Essence Of Umbria, Italy

Get recipes for Strangozzi Al Tartufo (Strangozzi Pasta With Black Truffle Sauce), Minestra Di Zucca, Farro E Verdure (Squash And Farro Soup With Greens), Penne Alla Norcina (Penne In The Style Of Norcia) and Insalata Di Farro (Cold Farro Salad).<p>To mangle a familiar quotation from Tolstoy, all …

HOUSE TOUR: Inside A Beautifully Maintained Historic Castle

Since the Middle Ages, Churburg Castle in northern Italy has remained a family treasure, modified and modernized just enough to retain its vitality and splendor.<p>Since the Middle Ages, Churburg Castle in northern Italy has remained a family treasure, modified and modernized just enough to retain its …

Somewhere for the weekend: Le Marche

Some places are held back by their names. Bastardo, a town close to my home in Umbria, springs to mind. Other parts of the world find their progress …

Luca Finardi’s Milan

I’ve only lived in Milan for about six months, but I know all the best places in the city. Being from Florence—only an hour and a half away by …

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Dante Turns Seven Hundred and Fifty

On April 24th, Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s first female astronaut, took time off from her regular duties in the International Space Station to read from the_ _Divine Comedy. She picked the opening canto of the Paradiso, in which Dante describes his ascent through the circle of fire and his …

Italy’s Secret Countryside

Author Marella Cracciolo and photographer Oberto Gili reveal the countryside’s best agriturismi, hotels, and villas.<p>In their new book <i>For the Love of</i> …

Martyn Lawrence Bullard Restores a Spectacular Medieval Castle in Italy

On a prime spot in Italy’s Umbria region, newspaper publisher Evgeny Lebedev enlists architect Domenico Minchilli and decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullard to make an inviting home from a crumbling castle<p><i>This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Restoration …

In Full View: Massimo Vitali’s Italy

From historic piazzas to local swimming holes, photographer Massimo Vitali has long used his camera as a tool for social research—studying what happens when people come together in public places. Working with large-format cameras since 1993, Vitali observes his subjects from a distance, capturing …

Luxury travel guide Italian Lakes, Italy | CN Traveller

Lakes & Mountains<p>Lake Como: Italy's greatest lake<p>Fashion<p>What to wear in the Italian Lakes<p>Road Trips<p>Stunning photos of a road trip from Monte Carlo to …

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How 3-D Printing Is Saving the Italian Artisan

Northeast Italy’s industrial heartland stretches roughly from Milan to Venice, along the floodplains of the Po River all the way to the Adriatic. In …

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A Cave with a View

Matera, once seen as uncivilized, is now prized for its ancient ways.<p>Take any road in Italy, look up, and you’ll see a lovely hilltop town: a campanile, a castello, a few newer buildings spilling down the slope, as if expelled for the crime of ugliness. But even amid this bounty there is something …

The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Italy

We pulled together a list of the prettiest towns on the Italian coast. From Manarola to Ravella, these hamlets of beauty will have you trading the hustle and bustle of big cities Rome, Milan, and Florence, for coastal charm—and relative quiet. La dolce vita, indeed. This post was originally …

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Discovering Italy’s Car Culture

In and around the countryside of Modena, Robert Levine hits the autostrada for a closer look inside Italy’s car culture.<p>As I drive my tiny rental car …

The Masterpiece That Is Tuscany

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What to Do in Rome, Italy | 36 Hours Travel Videos | The New York Times

Top of the Line: Italy’s Chic Train

As Milan Fashion Week winds down, those who aren’t continuing on to Paris are surely in search of a recovery getaway to Florence, Rome, the Amalfi Coast, or Capri. Launched this fall, Italo, Italy’s new luxe private train, created in a fashionable joint venture between Ferrari’s chairman, <b>Luca</b> …

Secret Venice: The islands only the locals know

The lagoon islands<p><b>Why limit yourself to Venice's central districts, when there is so much to discover in the lagoon beyond? Lee Marshall visits three</b> …

Bulgari Helps Restore The Spanish Steps

The luxury jeweler gives back to the city of Rome. See all the photos from their star-studded anniversary weekend here.<p>In celebration of Bulgari's 130th anniversary, CEO Jean-Christophe Babin announced that the house is contributing 1.5 million euros to the restoration of the Spanish Steps. The …

Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

It's just 15 miles south of Rome, but it looks more like ancient Jerusalem.<p>Welcome to the vast backlot at Cinecittà, the sprawling movie metropolis where the original <i>Ben-Hur</i> was filmed, and a remake is currently in production.<p>In the 1950s and '60s, Cinecittà, or Cinema City, was known as "Hollywood …

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Once Upon a Time in Italy

The 1960s produced some of the most iconic actresses of modern film—figures that we still revere for their style and nonchalant beauty. Though lesser known in the States, Claudia Cardinale embodied all the wow factors of a 60s starlet: big hair, cat eyes, a seamless hourglass figure, and a raspy, …

Italian Beach Life, Past and Present - The New Yorker

Tobias Wolff’s short story in last week’s issue of the magazine, “ All Ahead of Them,” takes place in the Cinque Terre, in Italy. While looking for images to accompany the piece, I couldn’t resist searching for historical photos of the Italian coastline.<p>Click on the red arrows [#image: …

The Masterpiece That Is Sicily

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