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Conde Nast Traveler Volume II, 2018

Condé Nast Traveler magazine is filled with the travel secrets of celebrated writers and sophisticated travelers. Each monthly issue features breathtaking destinations, including the finest art, architecture, fashion, culture, cuisine, lodgings, and shopping. With Condé Nast Traveler as your guide, you'll discover the best islands, cities, spas, castles, and cruises.

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8 Issues

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2 min.
behind the covers

When One Just Isn’t Eough This entire issue is devoted to Italy as seen and loved by the people who know it best. Originally, the plan was to do three covers, to reflect the geographic sections of the magazine. In the end, though, we chose the two that immediately take you there, to the canals of Venice and the tiny town of Piglo for a morning espresso. Carol Sachs The London-based photographer captured Ponza’s laid-back beauty, p. 84. What was the best part of the shoot? Taking a boat around the island and then to nearby Palmarola. The rock formations are amazing, especially Lion’s Cave, which sounds like a lion’s roar when the water hits it. It sounds gimmicky, but it’s actually spine chilling. Where else would you tell people to go? Cala Feola is…

1 min.
ask the editors

“The octopus with potatoes and pasta with sea urchin at L’Isola del Pescatore in Santa Severa. It’s my absolute favorite seafood restaurant. I always stop there when I’m driving north from Rome along the coast.” Marina Cacciapuoti, Photo Assistant “I dream of Al Gatto Nero in Turin’s Crocetta neighborhood. The service is warm and personal, the decor is very Mad Men, and the last time I was there they shaved white truffles over almost everything we ate.” Mimi Thorisson, Contributor “If you’re in Umbria, stop in Castelluccio, a tiny village in a valley filled with wildflowers. Every restaurant on the main street—they’re all delicious—serves the local specialty of stewed lentils with pork sausage. It’s the ultimate rustic comfort food.” Erin Florio, Senior Editor “The steak tagliata at Ristorante Fiorentino in Sansepolcro, about an…

1 min.
the handbag equivalent to the lbd

When we think about Italy, we think about the muted grays, terra-cottas, and sun-bleached pinks of the ancient towns on the one hand, and then red—the color of passion, tomatoes in August, and late-Renaissance Venetian masters—on the other. These crimson basic-nonbasic bags should make you feel giddy enough to jump on the back of a Vespa on the way to dinner. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Salvatore Ferragamo Poppy bag.................................................$ 1,650 Stella McCartney Popper bag....................................................$960 Christian Louboutin Boudoir chain wallet.....................................$790 Hermès Cherche-Midi Mini handbag........................................$6,700 Sophie Hulme The Quick bag....................................................$750 Bulgari Serpenti Forever bag...... $2,100…

1 min.
go for frescoes, stay for arancini

Art buffs head to Padua to see Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel. For me, it’s all about chef Massimiliano Alajmo. At the Michelin-starred Le Calandre, he makes modernist Italian dishes (try the mozzarella di mandorle, above), and next door at Il Calandrino, he makes small plates, like arancini and polpette. He even has a market, Ingredienti, where you can buy jams and cheeses to take home. Photographs by Yolanda Edwards (top right); Courtesy Le Calandre (bottom right). Poppy, Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques; Popper, similar styles at Stella McCartney, New York; Boudoir, christianlouboutin.com; Cherche-Midi, hermes.com; The Quick, sophiehulme.com; Serpenti Forever, bulgari.com…

2 min.
losing yourself

The first time I drove a car in a foreign country, I was 22 and on assignment in Sardinia. It was the kind of tiny rental that vibrates at 40 miles per hour on the open road, whining well before it’s time to shift gears. I’d been traveling on my own throughout Italy for a couple of months and by now felt comfortable enough with the language and culture, and also my solitude, to venture farther afield. Apart from the language, Sardinia felt only vaguely familiar. Gazes here were more direct, though not entirely warm, and the people seemed more serious and withholding than their Neapolitan neighbors. As in much of southern Italy, the cultural sediment of the Phoenician, Punic, Roman, Arab, and Spanish presence over millennia is as visible here…

2 min.
milan northern italy

Where a Milanese Fashion Designer Eats, Shops and Strolls Even with all the places Andrea Incontri, the creative director of Tod’s menswear, travels to for inspiration, Milan and the surrounding Italian landscape might still be his greatest muses. “When I’m working, I’m inspired by nature, but because Milan is so international, it allows me to interpret those Mediterranean influences in a much more elegant and understated way,” says the designer, whose latest leather- and denim- centric collection takes its color cues from Italy’s most defining body of water. He lives near Porta Venezia park—“a place of reflection for many milanesi”—and he walks through it twice a day, every day. “Silence,” he says, “is a beautiful thing.” Here, he shares a few other favorite places in and around the city he’s called…