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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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Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna Was Instrumental in the Creation of the Leap Year (Italy).

Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna Was Instrumental in the Creation of the Leap Year

It’s a fact that Basilica de San Petronio in Bologna was instrumental in the creation of the leap year (366 days) in our modern-day calendar. Why? Read below. How the leap year came into existence. Inside the Basilica, you’ll find a large sundial, measuring 67.7 meters. This is the world’s longest indoor meridian line designed […]

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I Rode a Gondola in Venice and I Loved it! (Italy)

I Rode a Gondola in Venice and I Loved it!

I rode a gondola in Venice and I loved it! Yes, it’s a very touristy thing to do but you’d never fully experienced Venice if you’d pass up this experience. You’ve got to explore the city’s canals by taking a gondola tour! I can assure you that no matter how long the tour is, you’ll […]

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This Leaning Tower of Bologna Leans More Than the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy).

This Leaning Tower of Bologna Leans More Than the Leaning Tower of Pisa

This leaning of Bologna leans more than the leaning tower of Pisa. The former leans 4 degrees and the latter at 3.97 degrees. Yep, it’s just a tiny difference, really, right? However, the fame of the leaning tower of Bologna is eclipsed by the leaning tower of Pisa. Maybe, it’s because the Bologna tower doesn’t […]

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Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum (Paris, France).

Apollo Gallery is the Most Dazzling Hall at Louvre Museum

I have no doubt that Apollo Gallery is the most dazzling hall at Louvre Museum. Yes, if there’s one room at Louvre Museum that spells grandeur, it would be Galerie d’Apollon. This amazingly-decorated room is fit for a sun-god. From its walls to its ceiling Apollo Gallery shimmers in paintings, tapestries, jewels, gilded embellishments and statues. […]

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Five Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings Inside the Louvre Museum (Paris, France).

5 Leonardo Da Vinci Paintings Inside the Louvre Museum

Aside from Monalisa, here are other 5 Leonardo Da Vinci paintings inside the Louvre Museum in Paris. The great master artist wasn’t only a painter but also a sculptor, a scientist, a philosopher, etc. Da Vinci wasn’t just an artist. He was also a scientist, a sculptor, engineer, geologist, architect, etc. He was an epitome […]

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The Stained Glass Windows at Notre Dame Paris (France).

Photos: The Stained Glass Windows at Notre Dame Paris

The stained glass windows at Notre Dame Paris deserve a separate post in this blog. Every church in Europe has its own amazing stained glass windows – from its walls to its roof. From Italy to Belgium to Spain, these colourful windows tell a story of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Kings, Queens, Popes and Saints. Inside […]

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Interesting Facts About Sacre Coeur in Paris (Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - France).

Interesting Facts About Sacre Coeur in Paris

Before visiting, get to know these interesting facts about Sacre Coeur in Paris. It’s a minor Roman Catholic basilica that sits atop Montmarte, the city’s highest summit. You’ll see it from the top of Eiffel Tower or from Notre Dame Cathedral. Its domes look different from any Catholic churches you’ve seen before. If my memory […]

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Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (France).

Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

I didn’t see Quasimodo inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He is, of course – along with Esmeralda – fictional.  But this Catholic cathedral seems to be tied to his name or the other way around. Thanks to Victor Hugo who made this church a setting of his well-known novel, “The Huncback of Notre […]

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