After visiting the Milan Cathedral, we wandered through the busy, graffitied streets of Milan, Italy and stumbled upon the remains of a Romanesque church built in the 5th Century.  All but this partial portion of a wall was demolished in 1949 in order to accommodate a growing city and additional roads. On Today’s Date in […]

I am an American who was lucky enough to spend about half of my formative childhood years living in Europe and traveling extensively throughout the gorgeous continent. I’ve been able to return to Europe regularly since then, both for work and for pleasure. If you’re one of the 12 million Americans who is headed to […]

As I wandered the neighborhoods near my hotel, I came across an interesting memorial in Budapest‘s Freedom Square.  It is important to note that, unlike the majority of occupied countries oppressed by the Nazi regime, like Austria, the Netherlands, and Poland, Hungary was actually an Axis power along with Germany, Italy, and Japan during World […]

It’s possible to find a bad meal in Europe, but it’s very, very difficult.  After 23 days and more than 60-some eating experiences, the only two crummy experiences were, sadly, in the countries where it’s the hardest of all to find bad food:  France and Italy.  In France, my lunch at the company cafeteria was […]

The Santa Maria delle Grazie is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, Italy.  One of its claims to fame is the 15th century mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.  Although it was one of the few walls of the to survive WWII bombings, the mural is decaying so quickly that only a […]