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  1. History Blog: The Roman Legion

    The Roman Empire was gigantic by the time of Emperor Trajan’s death in A.D. 117. From Britain to Syria, ...
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  2. Italy Travel: A Gondola Ride through Venice - More than Just a Romantic Interlude

    Though often an experience of a romantic interlude, there is more to a gondola ride than just a paddle ...
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  3. Italy Travel: A Brief Guide to Rome's Sights

    There's a famous saying, one of many that states: All roads lead to Rome. Having been inhabited for ...
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  4. Italy Travel: Bella Napoli - When in Rome Do Not Do as the Romans - Visit Naples

    The city of Naples is often looked down upon by its fellow countrymen but this diamond in the rough ...
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  5. Italy Travel: Limone del Garda - Lake Garda - Northern Italy

    Limone del Garda, on the northwestern shore of Lake Garda, was once considered the place of origin of ...
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  6. Italy Travel: Sirmione - Lake Garda - Northern Italy

    Sirmione, a 35 square kilometer peninsula jutting from Lake Garda's southern shore,offers something ...
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  7. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Home Dolce Home

    Where did the Italians of the Renaissance rest their weary heads? Cook up a family meal? Toss back a ...
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  8. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Where have all the copperplate engravers gone?

    The other day I found a fascinating book at the library. The book is called "Falkner, Köhler, Kupferstecher: ...
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  9. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - What's in a Name?

    We take for granted, at least in many parts of the world, that each person has a first name, possibly ...
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  10. History Blog: Velvet, Silk and Baubles - Costume of the Italian Renaissance

    The most flamboyant fashions of today hardly dazzle compared to the richest garments of the Italian ...
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  11. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - St. Peter's Basilica - The Church to End all Churches

    It´s one of the most beloved success stories of Renaissance Italian art and architecture. A stroll through ...
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  12. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Who, What, When 1400-1500

    Quick: How many times did Siena suffer from plague in the 15th century? Give up? Check out the timeline ...
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  13. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - In Like a Knight, Out Like a Cannon - Part 2

    We left off last time with the dying traditions of late medieval war. The mercenary captains that dominated ...
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  14. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - In Like a Knight, Out Like a Cannon - Part 1

    When we think of war in the Middle Ages, we imagine knights in shining armor, tournaments, colorful ...
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  15. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - A Dysfunctional Family

    If you wonder about the relationship between the main city states of Renaissance Italy, think about ...
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  16. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - There's Something About Italy

    Maybe it´s something special in the yellow soil of Tuscany. Something secret in the vineyards of Chianti ...
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  17. World Travel: Italy - La Dolce Vita

    Few holiday destinations offer the diversity of Italy. Home to Renaissance cities, beach resorts, superb ...
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  18. World Travel: Italy - Five Hidden Treasures of the Italian Coast

    I took a moment to catch my breath as I rested against the mossy, rocky ledge and set down my heavy ...
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  19. Italian Cuisine: Fruit of the Tuscan Vines - An Overview ot the Wines of Tuscany

    The appreciation of the fabulous wines exported from Tuscany doesn't need to be puzzling. A little information ...
  20. Italian Cuisine: Italian Style Baked Tilapia

    The baked tilapia is so easy and tasty. It's perfect for those who don't like the "fishy" ...
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