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Step Inside Teatro Bibiena of Mantova

During the Festivaletteratura I had a chance to visit Mantova’s Teatro Bibiena designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena. Built in the 18th century, the bell shaped theater, is a breathtaking sight! It is a beautifully lit up theater with life like statues of Mantova’s poets. Bibiena was inaugurated on Dec 3, 1769 and is known to be […]

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Drinking Coffee with James Joyce in Trieste

Trieste as an Italian city is not frequented by the regular traveler. But it should be. The mountains and the mighty Adriatic makes Trieste a very unique city and there is also that unmistakable charm since it is a port town. Trieste as a city has been known to have attracted a lot of  writers […]

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My Tuscan Holiday- An Excursion to San Gimignano

I missed visiting the Tuscan town of San Gimignano (Pronounced: San Jimi Nya No) on my very first visit to Italy. Since then it was on my mind to see the place where Tea with Mussolini was shot. A picturesque town situated on the river Elsa, San Gimignano is probably one of the most touristy […]

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A Season from the Caput Mundi

Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr is an honest recollection of the author and his life in Rome for 4 seasons. The book is almost written like a diary, the author is noting his observations and sharing those whimsical points with us. If you haven’t visited Rome, you might not understand many things that Doerr points out. There […]

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