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Venetian Gondolas

In 1818, Percy Shelley wrote:  “These gondolas are the most beautiful and convenient boats in the world. They are finely carpeted and furnished with black and painted black. The couches on which you lean are extraordinarily soft, and are so disposed … Continue reading

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Rome’s Basilica of San Clemente

Rome’s Pantheon is a consecrated Roman Catholic church, though that is hardly apparent to the vast number of daily visitors.  Rome’s history is very much Catholic church history.  Visitors to Rome visit the major sites– St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Forum, the … Continue reading

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