A center-right coalition led by Matteo Salvini, once Italy’s most powerful politician, won three key regions but fell short in Tuscany, where victory could have bolstered his comeback bid.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
Dash, charm and matinee-idol looks helped make Mr. Maccioni an unusual sort of celebrity in New York City’s restaurant scene.