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Grand Torino: Italy’s Aperitivo Capital

To most of us, vermouth is the stuff you use to make a Martini. Or a Manhattan. Fair enough. But as many of us are rediscovering, vermouth is among the most versatile of cocktail ingredients. What’s more, it’s great straight. Vermouth’s origins, as with most quaffs, are hazy. But evidence unearthed in China suggests it just may be the…

The Luxe List: 8 Places to Indulge Yourself in 2016

If you’re looking to indulge yourself in 2016, here are eight destinations to add to your bucket list.

Five Ways to Drink Coffee Around the World

Will travel for caffeine? Here’s where to get a coffee buzz across the globe.

Local Flavor: The Venetian Spritz

Chances are, if you’ve been to Venice you’ve had at least one. Likely a dozen or more. Here’s a brief history of how the spritz evolved—as well as tips on the best places to savor the refreshing apéritif in the City of Canals.

My City: Maximum Milan

Milan may not take your breath away, like Venice. It’s not as elegant as Florence, as spectacular as Rome, or as picturesque as Naples. It doesn’t have Como’s gorgeous lake or Siena’s harmonious hills. But Milan is Italy, more so than any of those lovely places.

Europe’s Rising Star: Bologna

Often overlooked by visitors, Bologna magnifies and mixes the best Italian clichés.

8 Adventures in Wonderland

Don’t just see the world, seize it. From swimming with whale sharks in Baja California to horseback riding across Mongolia, these eight wild adventures turn vacations into calls to action.

How to Tackle Telluride’s Via Ferrata

Gaze up at the soaring cliffs above Telluride and you might imagine that only rock climbers with nerves of steel could scale the foreboding walls. Yet a via ferrata, or “iron road,” traverses a sheer face above town, offering an adrenaline-infused adventure for anyone willing to clip onto a steel cable and negotiate a rock wall using metal ladder rungs. Think of it as hiking on steroids.

I Heart My City: Marco’s Turin, Italy

For Marco Anfossi, travel is a mindset, a commitment to exploring wherever you are with the open eyes and curious heart of a dreamer, even if it happens to be the place where you were born. It helps when your hometown is as fascinating as his: Turin, Italy.

8 Under-the-Radar European Islands

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Europe presents many reasons to hop off the storied continent.

Inside the Pope’s Vatican

For one week this September, Pope Francis will trade umbrella pines and St. Peter’s Basilica for New York skyscrapers and D.C.’s Capitol dome. But though Catholics look forward to his trip to the U.S., a Roman holiday to the Vatican remains the best way to get close to the pope.

Insider’s Guide to Lake Como

Italy’s third largest water body and one of Europe’s deepest, Lake Como has drawn vacationers for two millennia with its lucent waters, mountain landscapes, and Mediterranean climate. Visitors today enjoy lakeside parks, historic villas, and shopping in one of the world’s silk-design capitals. Here’s a brief primer on how to make the most of your time in this magical region.