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Peculiar Places

It was a groggy Friday morning in Siena as I rushed through the narrow streets carrying an antique umbrella for the seemingly inevitable rain. Running late (as always), I wiped the sweat from my brow as...

Moving Forward

I keep thinking back to the girl who landed in Frankfurt at 4:30 a.m. last January, completely alone and simultaneously terrified and excited to catch the final flight that would take her to Italy. "You...

Imagination Takes Flight

Dante’s Commedia is peppered with not only people who lived during or prior to his lifetime, but also with mythological creatures. In my previous post on Dante, I emphasized how he used his Commedia—particularly the...

Italy is famous for a lot of things

Italy’s famous for a lot of things, including Italian coffee. Only here can you get cappuccino in the place where it was invented, and espresso so strong it can knock you off your feet. As a smaller c...

Who is Dante Alighieri?

For Italians, the name Dante is heard as often as Shakespeare is for English speakers. He is a literary giant. A revolutionary in language. A poet of nearly unmatched, extraordinary genius that we mere...

A Beautiful Day

There’s a reason why we all come to Tuscany. The desirable characteristics of this region of Italy are stamped on the international consciousness: Wine. Cypress trees. Delicious cuisine. Rolling green h...

The Pinacoteca Nazionale

It was ten in the morning. After cookies and tea for breakfast, I left my host family’s lofty apartment and stepped out onto Via Stalloreggi. I walked down the narrow medieval streets, pressed to their e...