Have new year, will travel. Here are 15 must-visit destinations to have on your bucket list for the 12 months ahead.
The status of this city — already known as “la grassa” a k a “the fat one” — as a culinary capital was cemented with November’s opening of FICO Eataly World some 30 minutes outside of town. Dubbed “the world’s largest agri-food park,” the 25-acre complex includes production facilities for 40 farmers, but the real draw may be the 45 trattorias, bistros, restaurants, street-food kiosks, bars and cafés.
It contains nearly 100,000 square feet of shops selling the best of Italian foodstuffs as well as 80 daily classes and events. Stay in town at the WE_Bologna (from $18 for a bed in a shared room and $47 for a private room), named a top design hostel by the Hostel Geek site this fall, or the contemporary, luxe I Portici (from $150). The latter has a Michelin-starred restaurant and a charging station for Teslas.
For luxury lovers
All eyes will be on the Southeast Asian city-state in anticipation of “Crazy Rich Asians.” The movie, opening in August and based on the best-selling novel, is set there and stars Michelle Yeoh (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and Ken Jeong (“Community”), among others.