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Three for the Road

There have been many contenders, but currently perched untouchably atop the podium of road trip competitors is Tuscany. I consider myself a bit of a driving tour connoisseur, having motored through almost every state in the mainland U.S. 1,159 more words

Travel - General

Il palio, Siena

Summer is upon us and that means the Sienese Palio will again be run in July and August.  If you’d like to know more about the palio, Netflix has a very good (and beautiful) film devoted to it. 17 more words

Road to Siena

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written a travel blog. Four years to be exact! The last time I wrote one was when I went to Italy with my family back in 2014. 239 more words


Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church

St. Catherine of Siena advising the Pope, from The Golden Book of Famous Women by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale

A year ago, I was thrilled to visit Siena as part of a study abroad course I taught.  1,351 more words

5 Mistakes I Made Studying Abroad

Looking back on my semester in Siena, Italy, I am filled with nostalgia and memories of experiencing the profound beauty of Italy for the first time. 959 more words


Mama Mia!

By Jeanne Reynolds

Abba fans, sit back down — this isn’t about their song or the movie (and now a sequel) by the same name. But it does sum up my recent trip to Italy. 707 more words

Gemma Animae (146-147): Women

Chapter 146
On the Women

And the women do not enter the church after giving birth (Levit. 15), because they signify the unclean who are excluded from the heavenly temple. 766 more words