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Aeolian Cooking and Our Favorite Restaurants

The traditional cooking of the Aeolian Islands is an especially sunny and succulent version of the Sicilian kitchen, with seafood playing a prominent role.

Exploring Other Aeolian Islands

Salina, which hosts our recommended hotels in the Aeolian Islands, provides a good base for day trips to the other more-remote islands in the archipelago.

Wines of the Aeolian Islands

The vineyards of the Aeolian Islands began making a comeback in the 1950s. Now some 350 acres of grapes are being cultivated at 15 wineries.

Exploring Italy’s Salina Island

Our writer visited the island of Salina, in Italy's Aeolian Islands, with the help of a guide, who had deep knowledge of its history, geology and architecture.

Newly Recommended Hotels in the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands lure discerning international travelers because they remain so unspoiled and authentic. Our writer visited three hotels on two of them.

Italy’s Unspoiled Aeolian Islands

A necklace of seven volcanic peaks, rising from the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands are an alluring and relaxing destination.

Best Amenities: Editors' Choice 2020

From beaches and baths to more-unconventional offerings, these are our Editors' Choice Award winners for Best Amenities.

Best Cocktail Bars: Editors' Choice 2020

Like hotels, bars should feel like they are somewhere, not just anywhere. These five bars we visited in 2019 stood out in our memories as exceptional.

Hospitality Awards: Editors' Choice 2020

At hotels and restaurants aiming to provide the highest level of hospitality, it is people who make the difference. Here are our hospitality award winners.

Hotel Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

Hotels now contain some of the best restaurants in the world. Of the many we tried, here are five of our favorite hotel restaurants from 2019.

Best in Class: Editors’ Choice 2020

Each year, our editors discover hotels and resorts that are notable in specific ways. Here are the highlights from 12 months of tireless travel.

Most Memorable Wine Tastings: Editors' Choice 2020

It's always a pleasure to taste wine when we travel. These five regions may be classics, but that doesn't mean that they didn't hold surprises.

Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

Evaluating the world’s best hotels is great, but it’s just as delightful to test out top restaurants. Of the hundreds we tried, these were the best.

Favorite Hotels of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

In 2019, Hideaway Report editors traveled over 150,000 miles and discovered a number of sophisticated hideaways. Here are their favorites.

Ancient Rome Without the Crowds

While the Sistine Chapel, Pantheon and Colosseum are overcrowded, Rome has plenty of attractions that are crowd-free. Here are seven worth visiting.

Rome: Stylish New Boutique Hotels

On this trip to Rome, our writer tried out four new boutique properties and a grand hotel that's been earning extravagant plaudits in the travel press.

Is The Inn at the Roman Forum Still Recommendable?

We pay incognito visits to current recommendations to ensure that they are maintaining their standards. Here we check up on The Inn at the Roman Forum.

Jewish Rome: A Walking Tour of the Former Ghetto

It helps to visit the former Jewish Ghetto with a guide. We were led us on an engrossing and personal tour through Jewish Roma Walking Tours.

Rome Restaurants: New Discoveries and Old Favorites

Rome has long been renowned for traditional foods. But nowadays visitors can choose from a widening selection of contemporary and experimental eateries.

Another Side of the Vatican: Touring the Gardens and Necropolis

The contrasting tours of the gardens and the necropolis were utterly fascinating, and they felt a world away from the jostling crowds in the Vatican Museums.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Rome

On this trip to Rome, we tested out new boutique hotels, along with one grand hotel that has been receiving great travel press. Here's what we found.

3 Outstanding Cooking Classes in Rome

Food is one of the great pleasures of a visit to Rome. In foodie destinations, we often enroll in a cooking class, but this time we decided to take three.

6 Must-Visit Sites for Bernini Fans

Like Michelangelo, Bernini made an immense contribution to the fabric and artistic patrimony of Rome. Here six must-see places to view his dramatic works.

Bucket-List Bike Tours

These 8 bike tours are the trips that lifelong cyclists dream about taking, from luxury tour companies with sterling reputations.

Objects of Desire: Calabrian Ceramics

Ceramic pots, pitchers and plates for domestic use were created in Calabria 3,500 years ago. There are still many ateliers working there today. Here are three.

The Secret Charms of Calabria

Calabria is a lesser-known region of Italy that offers all the traditional pleasures of travel: fine restaurants, beautiful beaches and charming villages.

Bookshelf: Travelers’ Tales of Southern Italy

Our writer recommends three books about Mezzogiorno, the southern region of Italy, written during the 19th and 20th centuries by travelers to the area.

Blue Grottoes and Charming Villages: Sightseeing in Calabria

From coastal roads and charming villages to breathtaking beaches and forested mountains, Calabria has much to offer. Here are our sightseeing recommendations.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Calabria, Italy

With magnificent beaches, charming villages and a restaurant renaissance, there's a lot to love about Calabria. Here are two hotels we now recommend there.

Seaside Style: The Unexpected Pleasures of Reggio Calabria

Calabria's largest city, Reggio, is often overlooked, but it shouldn't be. It boasts a lovely seaside promenade, elegant buildings and a fashionable populace.

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