Art and Culture

Piazza Grande Photo by Deba Kolkka

Explore the Antique Market in Arezzo

On the first Sunday and the preceding Saturday of each month Arezzo holds an amazing antique market. The tradition began in 1968 and it has grown to be one of the biggest antique markets in [...]

Venice - Photo by Aaron Crossley

What Makes Venice so Special

I am very fortunate right now to be living next to Bath, a World Heritage city situated in the southwest portion of the UK. Bath is part of a select group of cities around the world that Unesco [...]

Photo by Rachel Rusing

Castello di Roncade: History, Beauty and Wine

Your mission: to see northeastern Italy. Your dilemma: you don’t know where else to go besides Venice. Your solution is below. Castello Di Roncade As a permanent tourist in northeastern Italy, I [...]

Basilica Saint Anthony in Padua Photo by Dera Kolkka

Padua – A City in the Shadow of Venice

The beautiful city of Padua sits in the shadow of Venice and is sometimes overlooked by visitors to Italy. This is a pity as it has much to offer. It is worth visiting Padua for its frescoes [...]

San Lorenzo - cloister Photo by Victoria DeMaio

The Story of the San Lorenzo Complex in Florence

The Medici family acquired enormous power and wealth as bankers and financiers influencing the legacy of Florence and Tuscany for centuries. From Cosimo the Elder in the 15th century to the last [...]

Photo by Susan Nelson

Castle Trekking Near Padua

Castles with towers, moats and ramparts are notoriously the backdrop for great novels. The countryside of Padua is full of them….and they are in remarkably great shape. It doesn’t take much to [...]

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