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Mosaics in Ravenna

Ravishing Ravenna

Sep 19, 2015
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Ravenna has been on my radar as a “Place I Want To Go” for forty-two years. I know the exact number of years because it…

The Doges Palace in Venice

Top Ten Things to do in Venice

Sep 15, 2015
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Here in no particular order, are my suggestions for the top ten things to do in Venice. 1. Buy A Vaporetto Pass Buy a vaporetto…

View of the Grand Canal in Venice at Sunset

Venice is For Romantics

Sep 14, 2015
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  Europe overflows with towns and cities and landscapes that evoke romance. Consider how many poets and composers and writers and painters drew their inspiration from…

Whirlwind Barcelona

Sep 4, 2015
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My favorite Europe guidebook writer, Rick Steves, states in his Spain guidebook that trying to see Barcelona in a day is insane. Rick is right of course, but…