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 […]

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 […]

The Milan Cathedral, or Duomo di Milano, is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy. But, despite my incredible fear of heights, I was most excited to visit the rooftop.  Here is the first of two posts from up on the rooftop of the Milan Cathedral.  What do you think?  Do […]