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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 [...]

Votive bridge in Venice - Photo by Karen Henderson

Celebrating Festa della Salute in Venice

If you are planning a trip to Venice in late fall, attending the Festa della Salute should be high on your list. This is an event that is dear to the hearts of all Venetians, and is an important [...]

Varenna photo by Margie Miklas

Varenna – A Mesmerizing Village on Lake Como

Perched high above Lake Como is the quiet and atmospheric small town of Varenna. Because of its beauty, tranquility and train accessibility, I made this lakeside village my travel destination in [...]

Photo by Debra Kolkka

Discovering Delightful Arezzo in Tuscany

Arezzo is a delightful Tuscan town that doesn’t attract as many visitors as it deserves. This is great for those who do drop in because they get to enjoy this gorgeous town without the [...]

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