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  • Europe distilled: From bottled moonshine to sunshine

    Finishing dinner at Rome's Ristorante da Fortunato, my friend Stefano explains that his greatest joy is an after-dinner drink called grappa. I try my best to enjoy the local firewater and fail. Sipping the grappa, Stefano instructs me: "You must not be in...
  • Avoiding Lines: The Long and the Short of It

    As far as I'm concerned, there are two IQs for travelers: those who queue ... and those who don't. If you plan ahead, you can avoid nearly every line that tourists suffer through (except for security checks). Many museums are free one day a month -- a...
  • Time travel on Rome's ancient Appian Way

    The Appian Way -- Rome's gateway to the East -- was Europe's first super highway and the wonder of its day. Built in 312 B.C., it connected Rome with Capua (near Naples), running in a straight line for much of the way. Eventually it stretched 400 miles to...
  • Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums

    Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums
    For many travelers, a visit to one of the great treasure-chest museums -- Paris' Louvre, London's British Museum, Rome's Vatican -- is the highlight of a European trip. But sometimes a march through endless galleries dense with other tourists can be a...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • What's new in Italy for 2013

    Italy has more of Europe's cultural heritage than any other country -- and the Italians are doing a fine job of sharing it with their visitors. Here is the latest, gleaned from my guidebook research for 2013: Rome has made visiting the Vatican Museum...
  • Impressions of Italy

    I'm lucky that my work allows me to spend a good part of the year in Italy. Here, lifelong travel memories are like low-hanging fruit: They're yours to harvest. Even after 30 years, Italy continues to pelt me with experiences and delight me with new...
  • Planning a European itinerary

    During my college years, I traveled to Europe every summer. Back then, I'd start hatching my plans in spring: First I'd determine how much time I could get away for, and then I'd buy a cheap plane ticket to Europe. After that, I'd figure out where I'd...
  • Missed connection and delayed baggage: What are my rights?

    Missed connection and delayed baggage: What are my rights?
    A reader recently recounted his experience traveling from Cincinnati to Rome with his wife, including missed connections and delayed baggage. His experiences raise issues that could happen to anyone. Their tickets were with Delta Airlines from Cincinnati...
  • EU better off as concentric powers, not US imitation

    PARIS -- Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is not the only European convinced that the European crisis, now a political as well as economic crisis, can only be solved by pressing forward -- ever forward! -- to an ever more closely unified European Union,...
  • The second pope

    The wire services routinely refer to Benedict XVI, now the pope emeritus, as the first pontiff to abdicate in modern times. But few of the news stories go into the classic example of a papal abdication, and explain just who this earlier pope was, and...