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Peggy’s Place: The Guggenheim in Venice

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March 21, 2022 by Andrea Szyper

Peggy Guggenheim was an American heiress and eccentric who made a name for herself by amassing one of the broadest and most important private collections of modern art in the world. Born and raised in New York, she moved to Europe and spent time with her first husband running in the bohemian circles of the…  

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your City Trips in Europe

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November 10, 2021 by Andrea Szyper

Considering a visit to one or more of the great cities in Europe? Getting the most out of your city travel experience takes a special kind of planning, especially as we navigate COVID and how it has altered the way we dine and sightsee. You can still enjoy the best of Europe’s cities. Many have…  

Plague Church Glory: Tintoretto and the Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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May 6, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

The Scuole Grandi (Great Schools) of Venice were fraternal organizations, established between the 13th and 16th centuries. They operated as charitable and social organizations for non-noble Venetian citizens of standing and wealth.  They played an important role in their communities and in the arts. The schools were normally associated with a church and built nearby….  

Carnevale 2020 in Venice

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February 26, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

As I promised in the Eurozine newsletter last week, I am sharing my photos from Carnevale in Venice this year. These images were captured before local cases of COVID-19 triggered regional quarantines and Carnevale events were suspended. Venice is a magical place in the weeks leading up to Shrove Tuesday. Its Carnevale tradition dates back…  

What’s on in Europe: 2020

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January 22, 2020 by Andrea Szyper

So much to see and do in Europe already, but why not plan your trip around some of the season’s special events? Festivals and fairs are a window into a culture, a signifier of what is important to a community, and an excellent way to rub elbows with the locals. Here is your 2020 trip…  

The 10 Most Romantic Places in Europe

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February 6, 2018 by Andrea Szyper

There’s nothing like travel to stoke romance. The sights and sounds and smells and tastes of new places can stir your passion for living, and sharing those thrills with another is a perfect way to build your relationship. UnTours are made for love, giving you space to spread out in an apartment, autonomy to do…