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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...

Emanuele Francioni uses ancient hand-carved wooden blocks to hand-print patterns on linen, just one of the many fascinating atisans I met in this undiscovered gem in Italy known as the Le Marche region

By now, it’s no secret that I fell in love with the little-known region of Le Marche, Italy. I’ve written about the artisans and traditions of Le Marche, and about my...

Construction on Il Ponte di Tiberio (Tiberius Bridge) in Rimini, Italy, was begun in A.D. 14, during the reign of Roman Emperor Augustus. However, by the time it was completed in A.D. 21, Tiberius was Emperor, thus its name.

Construction on Il Ponte di Tiberio (Tiberius Bridge) in Rimini, Italy, was begun in A.D. 14, when Augustus was the Roman Emperor. It was completed in A.D. 21, during the reign...

Rimini, Italy, perhaps best known for its beaches on the Adriatic, is also rife with history. This ancient Montanara Gate in Rimini city center marked one end of the street leading to what was the town's Roman Forum

The city of Rimini, Italy is perhaps best known for its shallow beaches on the Adriatic. I found the beach strip to be a nightmare of lounge chairs and shade umbrellas...