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• The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera

Visit: 23rd July 2015

After what had been a relatively unexciting trip to Castel del Monte and a second night in Bari, Natalie and I drove from the eastern coast of southern Italy inland, toward the region of Basilicata and the mysterious hilltop town of Matera. 605 more words


An Ancient City in Full Restoration Mode

The founding of Rome is dated back to around 753 BC – the Colosseum was completed in 80 AD, almost 2000 years ago – and thus, it’s not a secret that many of Rome’s ancient and aging monuments are in desperate need of restoration. 995 more words


Why Travel

Nathan: Adventure, the thrill of it.

Sam: Literally, the day after I graduated high school, I flew to the Middle East and traveled through Jordan, Israel, and Egypt for three months. 216 more words

Fede Galizia (1578 – 1630)

Little is known about Fede Galizia, even compared to other woman artists of her day. She was born in or near Milan in 1578. Regardless of the precise location of her birth, she was raised from an exceptionally young age in Milan itself. 462 more words