Tag: Italy

After the sexy excess­es of Milan, where could I go but up? Lake Como is the shim­mer­ing jew­el of the Ital­ian lakes dis­trict, and the Swiss Alps rise majes­ti­cal­ly on the hori­zon, like Clau­dia Car­di­nale reclin­ing in a blue satin …

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Strad­dling the north of Italy like a ruby-lipped suc­cubus, Milano is a city of dreams. More specif­i­cal­ly, the dreams of a strange cabal of art­sy mono­ma­ni­acs whose mil­lion­aire mis­sion in life is to dic­tate what you and I should wear, find …

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Fiesole, Fiesole, Fiesole. For as long as I live, the word will be an incan­ta­tion, pulling me from what­ev­er muck I have found myself in, kiss­ing me with sun and hill and grass, with the mem­o­ry of wine and figs, …

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My time trapped inside a crowd­ed and wet Salzburg hos­tel had tak­en its toll, and, for the first time since leav­ing home, I was spine-quiv­­er­ing­­ly ill. Which was per­fect tim­ing, real­ly, giv­en that my next des­ti­na­tion was one of the …

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