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Basilica Palladiana and clock tower is a magnificent example of the palladian architecture of Vicenza Italy

Challenge anyone to list the world’s most famous architects and names like Frank Lloyd Wright, Antoni Gaudí, and I.M. Pei will likely be bandied about. Most would be surprised, however, to...

Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza Italy

Midway between the cities of Venice and Verona in northern Italy, lies a third “V” – the tiny town of Vicenza. Though smaller and lesser known that its more famous neighbors,...

Strolling along the shores of Lake Garda in Peschiera del Garda in the Lakes District of Italy

I’ve long been fascinated by the idea of the Lakes District in Italy. The roots of my fascination may lie in the many movies that have been filmed there. Casino Royale,...

Bronze sculpture of the Last Supper by Giannino Castiglioni sits in front of the Campari family tomb in Monumental Cemetery in Milan, Italy

When I prepared my Last Will and Testament some years ago, I included specific provisions that I wish to be cremated. I promised my sisters that if they put me in...

The Arch of Peace in Milan, Italy, was ordered built by Napoleon after he conquered northern Italy in 1805.

On March 17, 1805, Napoleon Bonaparte’s armies conquered northern Italy. Two months later, Napoleon had himself crowned at the Duomo di Milano, taking the title “Emperor of the French and King...

Butternut pumpkin slices with ginger and rosemary filled with pine nut and spinach fondue cilantro pesto and sour apple cubes at Mantra Raw Vegan Restaurant

Not so long ago, traveling as a vegetarian or vegan was a challenge. Fortunately, in recent years vegetarianism and veganism have become more mainstream, thus an increasing number of restaurants cater...