In memory of Castelluccio and all those affected by the earthquakes of 2016

In memory of Castelluccio and all those affected by the earthquakes of 2016

Castelluccio, Umbria was affected by the recent October 2016 earthquake. It was one of my favorite places to visit and, unfortunately, it has been destroyed. Some parts remain, but the roads are impassable and most buildings are in ruins. Mother Nature's actions are harsh on little 13th century burgs. But the memories live on... 

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Rome's Beautiful Off-The-Beaten-Path Libraries

Rome's Beautiful Off-The-Beaten-Path Libraries

Libraries in Rome are some of the more hidden gems of the city. By "hidden" I mean least visited and most off the beaten paths of tourists. Students and readers of all ages alike, have frequented libraries (bilbioteche in Italian) for a place of calm, concentration, learning and socializing. I decided to list 5 of Rome's libraries with a few images and information about each. So much priceless history!

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