Staying at Gran Meliá Rome is like being an external insider—in the know, yet choosing to look on from a distinctly advantageous perch.
There is much to discover in “the painted city”.
The restored 17th-century monastery gets a new life as a remarkable 20-key hotel.
Set off through Il Salviatino’s grounds to connect with one the region’s most celebrated culinary treats: truffles.
Composed of 13 townships scattered along the Alban Hills to the southeast of Rome, the Castelli Romani have played many roles throughout the centuries.
“Unspoiled” is not the first word that one might associate Italy with, but it’s one that perfectly describes the country’s hinterland of Umbria.
The Garden of Ninfa is, in a word, elusive. Tucked away at the foot of the Lepini hills to the south of Rome, the garden opens to outsiders on a handful of days each year, and even then, only under the watchful eye of a guide.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: From one long stretch of Mediterranean the gods wrought two Rivieras—Italian and French—what’s your pleasure? Travel and live on olives, pesto, and espresso, but decline to take this sun-blessed pocket of coastline for granted. The exposure to such gorgeousness could spoil you for life.
Monasteries aren’t what they used to be. Today, we think of them as quiet, modest, even austere places in which monks pursue their relationship with God without the noisy distractions of the world around them. It wasn’t always thus.