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Snapshots of Gubbio

Snapshots of Gubbio, Umbria: A glimpse of daily life in the oldest town in Umbria. Highlights include: 1. Fontana dei Matti Named the “Fountain of the Crazies,” it is a part of the “license of a nut.” Tradition says that whoever takes … Continue reading

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Step Back in Time in This ‘City of Crazies’

The comparisons between Umbria and Tuscany are vast. Both regions are established among the hills, tiny towns perched on the top of each mound. They both share culinary traditions of fresh pasta, unsalted bread, truffles and wild boar. They both produce wine … 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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So Like, How Did You Guys Meet Anyway?

If there’s ever a question Marco and I get asked more than the famous, “So like, what language do you guys talk to each other in anyway?” it would be how we met. It makes sense. It’s not so common to … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Ivrea

Snapshots of Ivrea, Italy: Everyday moments during a not-so-everyday celebration. Highlights of the City: 1. Battle of the Oranges One of the most famous and particular Italian carnival celebrations, the Battle of the Oranges represents the town’s liberation from tyranny with an … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to San Pietro al Monte Pedale

Wherever you live or where ever you are there are, around you, dozens of little things to see, to experience. By “little,” I mean insignificant, something here or there that doesn’t seem much yet shouldn’t be overlooked. Driving along the … Continue reading

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