A Room with a View

Free at Last Italy in now in Code Yellow and so we can travel a bit. Although, the situation in India is worrisome and so very sad.  I shall put the worries away for a little bit, while we all hope for a solution, perhaps with a serious collective effort to put an end to […]

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Mantova: Gonzaga, Chagall (and Rigoletto)

Actually the first two have absolutely nothing in common! Gonzaga, Chagall, and Rigoletto The exhibition by Chagall (From September 5, 2018 to February 3, 2019, at Palazzo Della Ragione), provided a good excuse to travel to Mantova. We were blessed with a crisp—if cold—day with no fog! Mantova is a tricky city to visit because […]

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Zooming-in Venice: Palazzo Ducale

It’s fresh news these days that there will be a new entry tax (a ticket practically) to gain entry in Venice. A so-called “landing fee“, essentially an entry ticket between 2.5€ and 5€ already enabled for some smaller Italian islands such as the Aeolian Islands and Elba for those Tourists–with any carrier–arriving in Venice for […]

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