The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 11: Florence Overview

Highlights of Florence, the city of arts, with Thor and me. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a virtual vacation and time-travel to my first big trip with … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 10: The Vatican Museums

Your virtual Italy vacation continues with Thor and me as we hit highlights of the magnificent collections in the Vatican Museums. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Island Easter

Join me for a celebration of Easter on my first trip through the Greek islands. NOTE: I’ll resume my Virtual Italy Vacation posts next week with the Vatican Museum. This week, I’m revisiting memories of my first backpacking trip around … Continue reading

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Blogging 18th Century Style: the Salon

I was rereading Benedetta Craveri‘s  biography,  Madame du Deffand and her World, and when I hit the chapter about her St. Joseph’s convent salon, the parallels between the eighteenth century French salons and the evolving blogosphere gave me this mental image of one … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 9: St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Your virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I visit St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Rome. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a virtual vacation and … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 8: Trastevere and the Forum Boarium

Your virtual Italy vacation continues as Thor and I ramble across the Tiber River to Rome’s Trastevere district, and more. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a virtual … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 7: Rome’s Pantheon and the Bone Church

From the Sublime to the Macabre! Your Italy virtual vacation continues with the beautifully preserved Pantheon and a chapel decorated with Friars’ bones. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series … Continue reading

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