When it comes to nightlife, the Eternal City offers as much variety as an antipasti platter.
When the City of Rome devised an ambitious plan for a top-tier international film festival, they knew that the Via Veneto of "La Dolce Vita" fame had to be factored into the equation.
Shopping in Rome can be eternally frustrating for the retail-intolerant. Sales -- or "saldi" -- occur only twice a year in January and July, and the flaccid dollar doesn't do us any favors.
An hour south of Los Angeles via the 405 Freeway, Newport Beach counts celeb residents such as Kobe Bryant and Jay Leno, while Newport Beach's "it" factor has been boosted by reality TV skeins such…