The Lowdown on Travel with a Eurail Pass

Our Itinerary The hardest part about traveling with our Eurail pass, good for 15 travel days within two months, was deciding where to go. We studied the maps, solicited ideas, hemmed and hawed, started in [...]

A Context Travel Tour in Venice

The Assumption of Mary by Titian, we learned from Susan, is the painting that established him as the preeminent painter of his day. Travel, at its best, is a lot like the our [...]

By |2018-11-14T20:00:29-05:00December 15, 2014|Categories: Europe, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |23 Comments

Lion and Saints, San Marco, Venice

The winged lion is the symbol of both Saint Mark the Evangelist and the city of Venice. You see it pretty much everywhere. There is some dispute of the origin of the iconography, but some [...]

By |2015-03-11T16:11:51-05:00December 11, 2014|Categories: Europe, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Ceiling, San Marco Basilica, Venice, Italy

We arrived on the train from Ljubljana in Venice late afternoon, when the sun was already low in the sky, and the lines to get into San Marco Basilica were at their end-of-day maximum. So [...]

By |2016-01-25T22:37:46-05:00December 9, 2014|Categories: Europe, Italy, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |2 Comments