Travel + Leisure’s Take on Italia

  • Travel + Leisure has a Milan fixation lately; granted they do have a correspondent based there. In the January 2007 issue, Valerie Waterhouse introduces readers to three new boutiue hotels — the affordable Vietnammonamour, the former factory, turned sleek NHow and the new 7-star (which we have mentioned here before) Town House Galleria. In the Feb. issue, Waterhouse checks out Gold, Dolce and Gabanna’s new cafe-restaurant.
  • Seems Rome is as hot as ever. (DOI just published a special report on the city.) The general theme seems to be “Rome’s other neighborhoods.” Travel + Leisure says Pigneto is the Eternal City’s hot ‘hood in the December 2006 issue. In the February 2007 issue, it points to Esquilino and Testaccio as two of the city’s most authentic areas in an article entitled “Hidden Rome.”