Laura Itzkowitz

Laura Itzkowitz

Laura is a freelance writer and editor based in Rome with an MFA in creative writing and a decade of experience covering travel, arts and culture, lifestyle, design, food and wine. Her writing has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Surface Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, T Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, GQ, Departures, AFAR, Town & Country, Condé Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Hemispheres, NYLON, and others. During an eight-year stint living in New York, she co-wrote New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, an award-winning guide to New York City's speakeasy scene and contributed to Fodor's Brooklyn, which won silver place in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism competition. She also contributed an essay about an urban design walk in Aarhus, Denmark to Epic Hikes of Europe, published by Lonely Planet in 2021. Since moving to Rome, she has updated the Rome and Rome Side Trips chapters of Fodor's Essential Italy (2022 edition) and a large part of Fodor's Rome (2023 edition).

Most Recent Works

22 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

22 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are? The truth is that they're likely in one of these Italian beach towns. So why not do as the Romans do and head to the sea?
Never Sleep! Party All Night With New York City’s Best Nightlife

Never Sleep! Party All Night With New York City’s Best Nightlife

Between classy cocktail bars, historic dives, local pubs, and raging clubs, there’s a reason New York is called the “city that never sleeps.” Whether you want a great martini or are looking for a place to listen to live music, there’s a bar for you. We did the hard work of bar hopping across the city to guide you to the best places to go out after dark. You can thank us later.
22 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

22 Gorgeous Seaside Towns in Italy

Have you ever been to Rome in August and wondered where all the locals are? The truth is that they're likely in one of these Italian beach towns. So why not do as the Romans do and head to the sea?
Never Sleep! Party All Night With New York City’s Best Nightlife

Never Sleep! Party All Night With New York City’s Best Nightlife

Between classy cocktail bars, historic dives, local pubs, and raging clubs, there’s a reason New York is called the “city that never sleeps.” Whether you want a great martini or are looking for a place to listen to live music, there’s a bar for you. We did the hard work of bar hopping across the city to guide you to the best places to go out after dark. You can thank us later.