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Herculaneum – Sister City Of Pompeii

 history,Italy   Jan 25, 2018   By

Herculaneum and Pompeii shared the same fate, though not in the same manner. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD is one of the [...]

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Spiritual Journey To The Monte Cassino Abbey

 history,Italy   Feb 15, 2018   By

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the bombardment that destroyed the Monte Cassino abbey. It was a grievous casualty of the last great war. As [...]

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Why You Should Visit The Typewriter Museum In Trani, Italy

 history,Italy,Museum   Jan 5, 2018   By

Let’s dissect the title of this blog. Yes, I did recommend you visit a typewriter museum. And yes, the site of this museum is Trani, [...]

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8 Things To Admire About The Orvieto Cathedral

 history,Italy   Sep 7, 2017   By

My first question was – what in the name of the Lord is this ginormous church doing here? Orvieto is a small hilltop town north [...]

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7 Things I Learned At The Padova Medical Museum

 history,Italy   Aug 11, 2017   By

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates I’m always learning. Not because I try to, maybe I [...]

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Why the Pompeii Ruins are a Must See Attraction

 history,Italy   Mar 9, 2017   By

“You ask me to write you something about the death of my uncle…he perished in a devastation of the loveliest of lands.” This is a [...]

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Yesteryear Europe, December – Remembering Lennon

 Liverpool, history,United Kingdom   Dec 2, 2016   By

Mark David Chapman…what a dick. He got into some cool music early on in life, before discovering extremist religion which led him to turn on [...]

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5 Thoughts on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

 history   Nov 18, 2016   By

The plane took off for Italy in the midst of the U.S. presidential election, thus robbing me of a chance to see this political drama [...]

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