Cover Preview: London Review Of Books – OCT 7

Walking Tour: Bergamo – Northern Italy (4K)

Bergamo is an Italian city northeast of Milan, in the Lombardy region. Its older upper district, called Città Alta, is characterized by cobblestone streets, encircled by Venetian walls and accessible by funicular. It’s home to the Duomo di Bergamo, the city cathedral. Also here are the Romanesque Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and the grand Cappella Colleoni, a chapel with 18th-century frescoes by Tiepolo.

Alpine Village Views: Mürren – Switzerland (4K)

Mürren is a beautiful mountain village in the Jungfrauregion near Interlaken. You can reach it from Stechelberg with the cablecar in about 10 minutes.

Mürren is a Swiss mountain village at the foot of the Schilthorn peak, which is accessible by cable car. Featured in a James Bond film, the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant contains the Bond World 007 exhibit and has views of Mont Blanc. Near Mürren is the Lauterbrunnen Valley, with its subterranean, glacial Trümmelbach Falls. Themed trails on the Allmendhubel peak include the Flower Panorama and North Face paths.

Previews: Times Literary Supplement (TLS) – OCT 1

Travel Views: Vilnius – Capital Of Lithuania (4K)

Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, is known for its baroque architecture, seen especially in its medieval Old Town. But the buildings lining this district’s partially cobblestoned streets reflect diverse styles and eras, from the neoclassical Vilnius Cathedral to Gothic St. Anne’s Church. The 16th-century Gate of Dawn, containing a shrine with a sacred Virgin Mary icon, once guarded an entrance to the original city.

Morning News: Hearing On U.S.-Afghanistan Exit, Russia & Turkey Talks

We discuss the US military’s Pentagon hearings concerning the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Plus, Russia and Turkey’s latest talks over the war in Syria, the morning’s papers and a roundup of the top business headlines.