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Opera Trio In Historic Arena di Verona

Lina de la Torre | Posted 08.01.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

What better way to experience the many layers of the history of Italy than to see Italian operas in a 1st century arena located in the heart of the city of Verona?

Spectacular Aida At The Arena di Verona

Lina de la Torre | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

The setting of Aida in Ancient Egypt is likely one aspect of the opera that has made it very popular with audiences around the world, perhaps because it conveys the feeling that you can relive the splendor of that culture vicariously through the opera.

Carmen In Verona: Fusion Of Cultures And Spectacle

Lina de la Torre | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

The opera Carmen centers around the main character, a gypsy woman named Carmen, but it goes beyond the central character. Elements taken from the Spanish and Gypsy cultures along with the very melodic score by Bizet help make it a very cohesive work.

La Traviata At The Arena In Verona

Lina de la Torre | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

Giuseppe Verdi's genius likely tops the list, but the theme of love is so universal that everyone who sees the opera, whether they are an experienced opera buff or a novice, relates to the story.

CultureZohn: Romeo and Juliet (and Maria and Carlo)

Patricia Zohn | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Despite legitimate terrorist threats in Europe, northern Italy seems calm, polished and welcoming. Modernist architect Carlo Scarpa and Opera Diva Maria Callas had important moments in the Veneto which are now on display along with many other lesser known cultural sites.

Why It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Your Grown Children On A Family Vacation

Marianne C. Bohr | Posted 10.13.2015 | Travel
Marianne C. Bohr

As happy as we are to see our sons and daughters grow, share the joy of their successes, help them deal with disappointment, and beam with pride as they become young adults, it's painful to say goodbye to their youth.

New Cultural Lenses to Create a Sustainable Future

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The willingness to adapt and change, the curiosity to look beyond and find more to be discovered, more to contribute to, more to advance, more to develop, more to make progress lies within the human arrow of learning and teaching.

Filming in Padova

Rick Steves | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

It's great to be joined by my film crew as we begin shooting the last episodes of our new television season (which airs this fall). We're spending six...

PHOTOS: The Coolest Views Of Cities From Above

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Some of the best city views happen above the city. Click through for your own sky-high tour of the world...

Eating Your Way Through Italy, One City at a Time

Christina Kelly | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

While it's hard to go wrong with Italian food, some cities are known for certain specialties. Don't miss these items on your Vacanza Italiana.

An Unknown Hero Named Dietrich

William Dietrich | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books
William Dietrich

Names are powerful in helping define who we are. Now, just in time for the movie of The Hobbit, I've discovered -- much to my surprise -- a legendary and heroic Dietrich who lent fuel to Tolkien's tale and many others.

WATCH: Italy's Most Appreciated Breast

Rick Steves | Posted 07.21.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

All day long, a steady stream of visitors line up to polish Juliet's bronze breast in hopes of good fortune in love.

WATCH: Hit The Ground Running In Verona

Rick Steves | Posted 07.10.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

A fundamental skill travelers have to develop is the ability to get around efficiently and economically using public transit.

PHOTOS: 10 Destinations For The Broken-Hearted

BootsnAll | Posted 04.15.2012 | Travel

Some destinations are super-romantic and may not be ideal options if you're nursing a broken heart, but others seem tailor-made to help you get over your ex.

Italy's Other Art

Misha Lyuve | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Misha Lyuve

What makes an Italian meal really great are the recipes perfected for generations and high quality produce. But a work of art?

Couture Crashpads (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Check out our pick of the smartest couture crash pads where style drips from every door knob.

Veneto Visions

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

So why is this gal smiling? It's simple -- I'm in Venice, and I dare anyone -- in any weather and under any circumstance -- to greet the site of this Wonder on the Water without smiling.

PHOTOS: HOTEL DESIGN: Byblos Art Hotel On Haute Design

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Traveling for art can be a delicate matter. You can journey to Bilbao for the Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum and consider it a worthy homage ...

Vatican Newspaper Hits Back On Allegations Of Pope's Role In Cover Ups

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Vatican has attacked the media over charges that the Pope failed to act against a US priest accused of abusing up to 200 deaf boys two decades ago...

Movie review: Letters to Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard not to respond emotionally to the big moments in Letters to Juliet, in spite of the fact that they've already been given away in the trailer...

Verona man admits role in attack on Church of Scientology's websites | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dmitriy Guzner, 19, is expected to be sentenced in federal court in Newark...

Lisboa Barbecue in Verona will make diners say 'Obrigado!' | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Lunch truck vet finds new home for homey Portuguese food....

Six Essex County towns brace for property-tax revaluations | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell and West Orange -- remain to finish revalulations in 2010 and 2011...

Verona teen sentenced to year in prison for online attack of Scientology | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEWARK -- A 19-year-old Verona man today was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for participating in a cyber attack against the Church of...

Verona woman dies after being struck by car at Livingston intersection | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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LIVINGSTON -- A Verona woman has died of injuries she suffered after being struck by a car as she crossed Old Short Hills Road at the Hansen Road inte...