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3 Travel Secrets for Italy: How to Avoid the Lines

When I got “tagged” recently (twice, as it happens) to participate in the “Best Kept Travel Secrets” series that’s going around, my first thoughts were (a) I can’t think of anything, and (b) if I had any great travel secrets I might not want to share them! But the truth […]

St. Mark’s Bell Tower Gets a New Belt in Venice

Anyone who makes a concerted effort to see the leaning tower of Pisa is on a mad quest to see one of many leaning towers throughout Italy. Almost every little town and city with towers has one that’s slightly off-kilter. One of the symbols of the city of Bologna is […]