Castrocaro Terme

The party’s on in Castrocaro Terme, Italy

My husband and I were recently invited on a tour to explore rationalist architecture in the Forlì-Cesena province of Emilia-Romagna. We expected to see...
Tagliavini Collection of Musical Instruments

Beautiful music at Bologna’s San Colombano Museum

Love music? history? architecturally significant buildings? All this and more come with a visit to the superb San Colombano Museum in Bologna. Built around...
M. C. Escher

The Hague’s Escher in Het Palais

I've long been a fan of M. C. Escher, so it was a delight on a trip to The Hague last week, to discover...
chocolate train

The Swiss Chocolate Train, on Traveling With Sweeney

  Chocolate is synonymous with Switzerland, as are cheese and a wonderful train system. What better way to combine a love of these things, than...
l'Art Brut

Lausanne’s Collection de l’Art Brut

In 1945, the French painter Jean Dubuffet coined the term Art Brut. His intention was to designate "the creative output of people who are...
gelato

Gelato: Italian, tasty and headed your way

Smooth on the tongue, intense in flavor, gelato has been known to induce a state of rapture. A sure sign of spring in Basel...
Deccan Odyssey

Seeing India in style on the Deccan Odyssey

My husband and I have been back from India just a couple of weeks, and we are still talking about our many experiences in...
Genus Bonanaie

Genius! Bologna’s Genus Bononiae

In a city known for magnificent architecture, Bologna’s Genus Bononiae: Museums in the City takes renovation and re-purposing of historic buildings for public use...
Maserati, MEF, Modena Italy

Museo Enzo Ferrari–Cars as art in Modena, Italy

In March 2012, a new museum arrived on the Modena scene: the Museo Enzo Ferrari (MEF), dedicated to Ferrari’s life and artistic legacy. The...
Ancient designs in the National Historical Museum, Bishkek

Through the lens: Bishkek, Kyrgzystan

Bishkek came as a surprise to me. After several weeks traveling the Silk Roads of Uzbekistan, I’m not sure what I expected in neighboring...
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