Corsica
In Deep: Ajaccio
Marya Valli | Aug 27, 2014
See + Do | Must Sees

Ajaccio is a reflection of Corsica: a small place, far from the continent and far from wealthy, but big-hearted and full of a more...

Corsica
Where to Eat: Ajaccio Restaurants
Marya Valli | Aug 25, 2014
Eat + Drink | Restos

On an island heavily influenced by both France and Italy, the bar for cuisine is high—and Ajaccio restaurants deliver. more...

Portofino
Hotel Splendido
Marya Valli | Jul 17, 2014
See + Do | Hotels

Perched above the luxury yachts of Portofino harbour you'll find a property so lavish, its own name hardly does it justice. more...

Normandy
On Omaha Beach, Bravery Remembered
Marya Valli | Jan 24, 2014
Essentials + Advice | Need to Know

Today, Omaha Beach, which once bore so much violence, has given way to a series of beautiful, if stoic, tributes to the many more...

Corsica
Corsica: A World of Her Own
Marya Valli | Aug 16, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

The Greeks called her Kalliste, The Beautiful, and a few thousand years on, she continues to ravish. more...

Catalonia
The Edge of the World
Marya Valli | Apr 17, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

On a recent research trip to Catalonia, I began my voyage tracing our cycle route down from the rolling green of the Garrotxa more...

Piemonte
Barolo, The King of Wines
Marya Valli | Apr 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

“The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings” isn’t just a brilliant 18th-century marketing tagline. more...

Piemonte
Immersion Kit: Piemonte
Marya Valli | Mar 27, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

From the heights of the Alps to the plains of the Po Valley, Piemonte is a wealth of contrasts. We shed some light on the reg more...

Piemonte
Piemonte Cuisine 101
Marya Valli | Mar 27, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Well known as arguably Italy's best wine region, Piemonte's gastronomic pleasures equal its oenological offerings. more...

Piemonte
Vines 101: Piemonte Wine
Marya Valli | Mar 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Piemonte produces the best red wines in all of Italy, along with excellent white wines and dessert wines. Many are registered more...

Dolomites
Mahatma Wines:
The Pearl of La Perla
Marya Valli | Aug 17, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

In a gorgeous valley among the enchanted Dolomite mountains, the Costa family welcomes guests to its hotel, La Perla. more...

Piemonte
Sticky Fingers, Fat Bunches
Marya Valli | Oct 15, 2011
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

With a later summer lingering into October, the Nebbiolo grapes ripened early this year. Add a rare weekend-long gap between more...

Piemonte
Cheers, Cavour!
Marya Valli | May 11, 2011
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

Home to Italy’s first (and last) kings, the Savoys Piemonte also gave birth to Count Camillo Benso Cavour. more...

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