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Want a Peek?

Have you ever wondered what’s behind those tall brick walls as you walk down a calle in Venice? You know, the ones with wisteria or orange trumpet vines drooping over, and maybe you get a peek through a gate into … Continue reading

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The Nobles’ Hangout (or Your Next Place to Shop)

This image caught my eye as I crossed the bridge just before the Campo San Barnaba. I went inside to see what it had to offer. The owner, Stefano, was welcoming and friendly. What an eye for design he has! … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Villa Borghese

The Villa Borghese is one of Rome’s treasures. It’s roughly 198 acres of gardens and contains a number of buildings, art venues, statues, water features, and walking paths. The Spanish Steps lead up to it at one end, and another … Continue reading

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