These works of art incorporate both function and fantasy by manipulating the most basic of life forces -- water and gravity -- with emotionally moving results.
Beyond the glitz of the Italian lake district, there are locals who are preserving centuries-old traditions.
Alongside designer boutiques and fancy restaurants, local tradesmen and women still make a living from old-fashioned arts and crafts.
The wackiest eateries around the globe replicate the in-flight experience, replace tables with toilets and serve dinner in a prison.
A lifetime is not long enough to see all Rome has to offer. Start at the beginning of history, with ruins, frescos and churches that have stood the test of time.
Italy’s western seaboard is lined with some of Europe’s most active volcanoes, whose explosions have lead to the destroyed towns and idyllic islands that attract travellers today.