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Exploring the Idyllic Islands of Venice

The way to discover Venice is to go without any agenda and get completely lost. As you try to navigate your way to the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, you will traverse across bridges and canals and spontaneously find quaint restaurants, quirky shops, holy churches, and hoards of visitors and Venetians alike. While walking […]

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Indulging in Florence’s Must-See Artistic Masterpieces

Under the Tuscan sun is where one can discover the birthplace of the Renaissance — Florence. The capital of the Italy’s region of Tuscany is rife with the legacies of renowned Renaissance figures such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Donatello, Botticelli, Titian, and Giambologna, all of whom projected the ideals of the flourishing period of cultural rebirth and revival into their artwork.

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A Tour of Rome’s Most Enchanting Fountains

Earlier this April, I wandered the cobblestone streets of Rome, Italy in search of ancient artifacts and baroque beauty. What I discovered was that Roman design is best embodied in a specific architectural piece — the water fountain. The Eternal City has a long history with water, beginning in Ancient Rome when elaborate aqueduct systems were established to transport water from […]

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Travel Tips and Tricks: Rome

I’m no Rick Steves, but having a best friend with a Masters in Latin who has traveled to Italy more times than I can count certainly helped with my summer trip to Italy. Below are a few tips and tricks that will help you make the most out of your trip to Rome:

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Travel Tunes: Roam Around The World

Later this week I will be kicking off a 10-day Italian adventure with some friends. With less than 48 hours till my departure, our hotels are booked, my bags are (mostly) packed, and my passport is eagerly awaiting its new stamp. There’s one final item on my to-do list: create a travel playlist. For me, […]

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