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Rome in the Rain

In our first two months in Italy we’ve had almost no rain, so the intermittent showers and even thunderstorms I experienced in Rome were a welcome change, despite the fact that we dashed from sight to sight between downpours.  The cloudy sky created terrific light effects as we took a panoramic guided bus tour of the hills and ancient sights of Rome.

St. Peter’s Basilica under Clouds

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My Love of Michelangelo!

Here’s a common ice breaker question: If you could have dinner with an historical figure from the past, whom would you pick? For me, besides Jesus (I know, might be a bit ‘churchy’ for some of you…), it would be Michelangelo.

Sistine in the round

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The ancient seaport town of Ostia Antica

The greatest part of living in Italy for 2 years is that we can take the road less traveled, such as a visit to Ostia Antica, a large archaeological site that was once ancient Rome’s seaport and one of the most thriving cities in the region.

Archaeologist hard at work!

 

Ostia Antica

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Under the Tuscan Sun, with 68 Middle School Students

Ciao a tutti.  This is Kevin with an update on my first Italian field trip to Tuscany.

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Leisure in Lugano!

What a treat to hop on a train in Milan and an hour later arrive in a different country! We will be visiting Switzerland often, I predict!

Lake Lugano, Switzerland

The shores of Lake Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano, Switzerland

Lake Lugano and the Alps from Monte San Salvatore

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The Magic of Venice!

I believe the last time I was in Venice was the summer of 1976 and unfortunately my memory includes the stank smell of stagnant canal water and not much else.  I have not returned and I didn’t think I was missing much.  How wrong I was!

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A picture is worth a thousand words: Pinacoteca di Brera, First Visit!

So much to say, so little space! If you love art, history, religion, Napoleon, or beauty, you simply must visit this museum in the Brera district of Milan when you come here!

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Fun at the Fondazione Prada Museum

Although most people probably think first of the Renaissance period when considering what era of art and artists to enjoy while in Milan, it should come as no surprise that the fashion and design capital of Italy also hosts a modern art museum that is very interesting both from a spatial perspective and in terms of the permanent and temporary exhibits it shows. It is called the Fondazione Prada.

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La Sera in Brera- The evening in Brera

Today we decided to visit the artistic heart of the city, a section called the Brera district.

The Sky Terrace Lounge

Teri and Suz enjoying Brera

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Sightseeing or Wandering Aimlessly?

I ventured out on my own from our temporary apartment to the center of Milan, with high hopes that I could navigate the tram, Google Maps, and the hot summer streets of Milan.

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