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Spello – The Most Beautiful Village in Italy

We were in Verona visiting an art exhibit with some friends the first time I had ever heard of Spello. We were at a stand buying an easy-clean tablecloth. The man and his wife were basically retired when they decided … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Mantova

Snapshots of Mantova, Italy: A look into one of Lombardia’s most livable cities – great atmosphere, architecture and food! Highlights include: 1. Palazzo Ducale The Gonzaga family’s primary residence, the Palazzo Ducale is a massive castle with over 500 rooms, as … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Cimitero Monumentale of Milan

It might seem strange to go to a cemetery as a tourist – it did to me the first time I was brought there. Yet nearly four years later, I went back. Because the Cimitero Monumentale, or Monumental Cemetery, is more than just … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Climbing the Duomo of Milano

I have admired every angle of Milan’s Duomo. I’ve seen it in daylight and lit up by lamps at night, in hazy summer and crisp winter air, in peak season and off. I’ve even toured the inside, sat for mass, … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Italian City of Love

Verona, Italy is perhaps most known as the home of Romeo and Juliet and their tragic, yet romantic, love affair. Each year, thousands head to Verona to see Juliet’s balcony on a sort of love pilgrimage, only to overlook what … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Freiburg

Snapshots of Freiburg, Germany: A look into the jewel of the Black Forest. Highlights include: 1. Freiburg Bächle Roughly translated as “little streams” these are one of the cities most famous landmarks, found throughout the old city. Legend has it that … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Patterns of Budapest

I found Budapest filled with patterned architecture and design. From the wallpaper to Pest’s tidy buildings, the city certainly wears its own style.   Finding something specific or offbeat about a city can be a fun and unique way to … Continue reading

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