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The Splendid Mosaics of Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna (Italy).

The Splendid Mosaics of Basilica di San Vitale in Ravenna

Ravenna is called “The City of Mosaics” for places such as the Basilica di San Vitale. I was dazzled by the Byzantine mosaics that played before my eyes and I couldn’t help but contemplate all its historical attributes of this place, not to mention its architectural magnificence. The first stone foundation of the basilica was […]

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There's an Island in the Middle of Rome and It's Called Tiber (Italy).

There’s an Island in the Middle of Rome and It’s Called Tiber

The River Tiber is as ancient as the history of Rome, or maybe even older than it. As it snakes and twines around the city through multiple historical places, it seems as if it takes a small siesta on an ancient island named in honor of it – the Island Tiber. Just as myths and […]

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Reasons Why You Should Visit The Duomo in Milan (Italy).

Italy: Reasons Why You Should Visit The Duomo in Milan

In Milan, all roads lead to the Duomo – a gigantic cathedral that is as old as the Roman empire itself. Any visitor who does not visit this place hasn’t been to Milan. Why, oh why?  …because I have seen this place and I must say that I was shaken to my core when I […]

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The Duomo Cathedral in Milan - 7 Top Attractions / Places to Visit in Milan (Things to do and see).

7 Top Attractions / Places to Visit in Milan

Milan had been a cultural and political hub of the Roman Empire in the past. Today, it still holds immense importance in terms of attracting tourists from around the world to its bustling modern-day shopping malls, old gothic cathedrals, Byzantine mosaics, and historical citadels. Milan was my last Italian city before taking off a train […]

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5 Interesting Facts About Mausoleo di Galla Pacidia in Ravenna (Italy).

Italy: 5 Interesting Facts About the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia in Ravenna

I am an admirer of ancient art. And when I glance back at the time I spent in Mausoleo di Galla Placidia or the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, I feel that my thirst for the arts, especially the mosaic art, had been partly quenched. To describe this small mesmerizing place, I’d go with what UNESCO […]

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Inside the Sforza Castle - An Oasis of Arts, Culture and History in the Centre of Milan (Italy).

Inside the Sforza Castle – An Oasis of Arts, Culture and History in the Centre of Milan

Any fortress or castle in the world carries a piece of history that has passed by and eroded, yet evolved its fabric culturally, architecturally, and religiously. The Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy is no different and this is what I found out after visiting it. Milan, generally, is a welcoming city with its Italian vibes. […]

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The Five Villages of Cinque Terre – Which One is the Best to Visit? (Riomaggiore, Italy).

The Five Villages of Cinque Terre – Which One is the Best to Visit?

The five fishing villages of the Cinque Terre are the jewels of the crown of Italian Riviera. For any person who has a knack for hiking atop iconic locations that offer an amalgam of views, visiting these jewels is a must. They still exhibit their unique and isolated authenticity just the way they did decades […]

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This is the House of Romeo in Verona (Italy).

This is the House of Romeo in Verona

In Verona, after I visited Casa de Giuletta (Juliet’s House), I wasted no time but walked to the house of Romeo. It’s just 3 minutes walk to and from each other. However, it took me 15 minutes to finally figure it out because the street was so quiet. I expected a bit of a crowd but […]

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Travel Itinerary: A Day in Bologna (Piazza de Maggiore - Italy).

Travel Itinerary: A Day in Bologna

I was in Bologna for two full days and nights. However, I only spent a day in Bologna because I spent the second day in Ravenna, a small city which is an hour and 15 minutes by train. Ravenna is a city known for its amazing mosaics, history and architecture. It’s also the final resting […]

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Travel Itinerary: A Day in Verona, Italy (Self-guided Walking Tour).

Travel Itinerary: A Day in Verona

Verona lies in between Venice and Milan. So, if you’re in these two cities, it’s worth getting on the train and spend a day in Verona. Though most of us know Verona from Shakespeare’s tragic story of “Romeo and Juliet,” the city is more than its fame of the star-crossed lovers. A day in Verona […]

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