The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.
Over a long and lazy lunch and a glass of Italian wine we started talking about how sad it is that so many people do not thrive at work. Why is it that people do not feel that they matter? How come they do not see the important part they play in the bigger picture?
In Italy, Domodossola is mainly known for two things: secondly, as a hub for north-bound rail traffic (it is the first Italian town of note you will reach coming from Zurich, Geneva and Lyon), but above all as the stand-in for "D" in the national version of the phonetic alphabet.
Vibrant, rich and captivating, Bologna has long been regaled as one of Italy's best-kept secrets. Unlike other popular Italian cities, Bologna's squares, politically-edgy locals, alluring arches, medieval architecture and mouthwatering restaurants aren't flooded with tourists.
Italy is a country of contradictions. But then, everything and everyone who is even remotely interesting to me is a mix of old and new, good and bad, mild and passionate -- with every nuance of feelings and experiences in between.
Building your dream vacation can be a very expensive undertaking, especially if you plan on hitting some of the world's most famous sights and cities. To help travelers create a fun (and affordable) itinerary for 2016, we analyzed the world's most popular cities to determine which 25 destinations will get you more bling for less cha-ching.
I try to remind myself to look at others and say to myself, ti voglio bene. I've found that it not only grows peace around me but inside my heart and mind as well. Try it. Think how much better this world would be if everyone did.
Rain in Rome is often characterized by heavy showers that don't seem like they will ever let up. Yet they always do, and the sun shines brighter and the sky seems bluer afterwards.
Buying "real" oil is a way of supporting and protecting the culture of high quality, family olive growing in Italy. Industrial production, mislabeling of low quality oil and ferocious price competition is putting many small, artisan producers out of business.
Whether your plan is to embrace your spiritual side, or simply to try Philly's near-divine food scene, trivago.com has put together an insider's guide for every kind of Philadelphia pilgrim.
Luca Calvani photographed by Vanni Bassetti, courtesy of Pitti Immagine What if you could find, neatly packaged in a bottle, the s...
After three days of shooting unceasingly freakish feats of athleticism, I found even more grace and humor in the winners' circle...
Premiering in the Orizzonti section at this year's Venice Film Festival, Yaelle Kayam's Mountain was one of the films that impressed me the most. I use that exact word because Mountain left both an impression on me and, as the Italians use the word "impressione" literally, it shocked, struck and shook me, profoundly.
A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.
I'm done traveling for the year, but other members of my staff are still in the field. While I regroup from 100 days in Europe, I invited my frequent ...
My trip to Italy in July was an homage of sorts to my mother. She and I loved to travel to Italy and we had three great trips together. After she died in 2011, I said I would go back and do a "Mom trip," visiting our favorite places.