THE NEW MEDITERRANEAN: VERNAZZA, ITALY (Architectual Digest)

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  The ancient Cinque Terre gem rebuilds gracefully When massive landslides hit Italy’s Ligurian coast 18 months ago, damage to the medieval town of Vernazza was devastating, its stone streets, centuries-old landmarks, and picturesque waterfront left buried in mud. But in the disaster’s aftermath, this jewel of the Cinque Terre—a group of five villages designated …

THE NEW MEDITERRANEAN: VERNAZZA, ITALY (Architectual Digest)

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  The ancient Cinque Terre gem rebuilds gracefully When massive landslides hit Italy’s Ligurian coast 18 months ago, damage to the medieval town of Vernazza was devastating, its stone streets, centuries-old landmarks, and picturesque waterfront left buried in mud. But in the disaster’s aftermath, this jewel of the Cinque Terre—a group of five villages designated …

Italian For Beginners: The Story Of La Bandita (Marie Claire)

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What happens when you leave big-city life to open a hotel in a picture-postcard village in Tuscany? You open another one.   2000, we were a typical New York media couple. I worked as a travel editor, always on the hunt for the next hot destination, while my future husband, John, a record label executive, …