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Travels in Italy: Florence

From the sunny shores of the Bay of Naples, we headed back north and inland to the capital of Tuscany–Florence. Florence is a beautiful city and as the birth place of the Renaissance, it’s an art-lovers dream. 538 more words


Italia III: Caught in the Tuscan Rain

I have a well-tested theory that loving a city in the rain is proof that you really love it, kind of like loving people even when they don’t return your texts automatically. 799 more words


Milan: Up Among the Gargoyles

BY MY THIRD DAY IN MILAN, I started to feel like I was trapped in a giant shopping mall. Each name brand designer has half a dozen stores here, and every American chain is represented. 613 more words


My 10 Favorite Cathedrals and Basilicas in Europe 

I’ve always had a fascination with churches and cathedrals. The history of how churches came to be and the stories of how they were built spins a compelling narrative that spans hundreds of years. 2,262 more words

Camino De Santiago


La Toscana mi ha sempre provocato un effetto “magico”…mi dà tranquillità, spensieratezza.
Io ho scelto di passare un weekend nelle zone di Siena, Arezzo, Montepulciano e Montalcino. 135 more words


Mighty Milano

WITH MY FIRST GLIMPSE of Milan’s central train station, top, a Mussolini-era monument that gives the Roman builders a run for their money, I realized I had plunged from a gentle pastel resort town into the heart of… 771 more words