Tag: Italy

Death in the Vatican

The Story of a Pope and His Elephant

The Vatican is no stranger to scandal. And one shameful legend in particular epitomizes the religious, political, and economic realities of a 16th-century papacy. Hilary Bockham, expert guide with Context Travel, tells the twisted tale of Leo X and Hanno the elephant.

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Treasure Underground

The Bounty Beneath the Streets of Rome

The more you burrow down beneath the surface of Rome, the more history you unearth. Theresa Potenza, expert guide with Context Travel, plunges the depths to show us a city that’s eternal both above ground and below.

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Five for Amalfi

Tablet Plus Hotels of the Amalfi Coast

The picturesque, cliff-hugging hotels of the Amalfi coast region are already some of the finest hotels in the world. These five hotels are made even finer by the fact that they’re Tablet Plus.

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Out of the Past

Seven Enduring Destinations for 2019

Our favorite destinations for 2019 each have long and lasting histories. They’ve humbled travelers for many years — and they deserve a visit during the upcoming one as well.

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Sheer Terra

13 Hotels in Precarious Positions

Forget haunted hotels, you’ve seen that list a million times. This Halloween, we’re focusing on hotels in scarily precarious locations that are not for the faint of heart.

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Infinity and Beyond

Hotel Pools with Awe-Inspiring Views

At many hotels in spectacular locations, the pools are positioned to provide the best possible views of the surrounding scenery. They’re often the star attraction of the property, and as we confirmed recently, Tablet users can’t get enough of them.