As I mentioned in my other thread or perhaps on a different page, I've met some really wonderful people through these forums and also have learned a lot. I was a subscriber for several years and probably saved about 1/4 of those magazines, having referenced them periodically to find inspiration for the next vacation destination. I don't remember what year it was - 2009 or earlier -- where the patio of Il Giglio was featured on the cover. I kept that magazine in mind and when planning for a Tuscany trip in the fall 2014, I and a group of friends stayed a few nights in the hotel. It was memorable. I'm glad to hear that the subscription base is on solid footing, and I encourage new drinkers to check these forums. I can't guarantee you'll have the same experience, but if you are an open-minded person, you'll do fine.