Raphael's "La Fornarina" remains a lasting artistic testimonial to the power of erotic love.
Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams blossomed as friends when the two traveled in Italy.
The British master saw many London sunsets, but those in Venice stuck with him for a lifetime.
Among recent popes, John Paul II got to know U.S. presidents best, but the relationships differed.
Pillars of Renaissance art, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were anything but bosom buddies.
For Richard Wagner, Venice was shelter from the storm, too often of his own making.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi's terrifying vision of imagined prisons dug into the bowels of Rome.
Italian Antonio Meucci is overlooked in a telephone-invention saga focused on Alexander Graham Bell.
For Audrey Hepburn, stardom came second to running her Rome household.
How a bandit with a code, Salvatore Giuliano, came to define rebellion in postwar Sicily.
The legacy of Oriana Fallaci grows more powerful as media questioning softens.
Once upon a time, a First Lady took an Amalfi Coast vacation — and the world wanted pictures.