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SIENA’S PALIO: THRILLING TRADITION, COMPETITION, & PRIDE

Imagine that your hometown team will be competing in the biggest sporting event of the year, as it does every year, right in the center of town. 600 more words

Gina Fava

Under the Tuscan (SCORCHING HOT) Sun

Italians dislike the heat as much as I do. It’s unpleasant, and there is no reason to force oneself to deal with it unless absolutely necessary.  895 more words

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Viva Italia!

I just returned from Italy where I visited Florence and Rome to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday.

Since I love traveling as much as I love food, I thought I’d share some of my pictures and experiences with you here. 372 more words

Travel

Dawn's Door

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.

– Emily Dickinson

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Corner Details

While visiting Tuscany and touring the Duomo of Siena, I found the ceiling details captivating.

My response to the Daily Post’s photo challenge, Details.

Photo Challenge

The Duomo of Siena

I personally rank the Duomo of Siena as one of my top 10 or 20 favorite churches in all of Europe (and that is saying something, I love architecture).

Travel

Bright Ideas: Your guide to summer safety

Brilliant blue skies, a refreshing dip in the pool, and fresh-squeezed lemonade. These are images of summer at its best. Unfortunately, they’re not all the season has to offer. 510 more words

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