August/September 2021: Ascoli Piceno, New Hotels, Modern Dining in Naples

Ascoli Piceno: Towers, Travertine and Olives

With Renaissance palazzi, art-festooned churches, more towers than San Gimignano and a piazza heralded as one of Italy’s most beautiful, Ascoli Piceno lacks nothing, except for crowds. You might be drawn to this city in Le Marche by the travertine skyline but you will stay for the fritto misto and olive all’ascolana, Ascoli’s glorious fried foods.

Nine New Places to Stay Throughout Italy

New hotels, B&Bs and villa rentals are a sign of Italy coming back after a tough few years! We travel through Florence, Rome, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria and Puglia to get the 411 on stunning new places to stay from hip, affordable options in bella Roma to the new castle resort Hollywood stars were visiting this summer in Umbria.

Aria: Modern Fusion in Napoli

Our woman in Campania, Danielle Oteri, checks out the newest addition to Naples’ restaurant scene: a thoroughly modern fine dining experience that combines Chef Paolo Barrale’s admiration for Japanese cuisine along with traditional Neapolitan influences.

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