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12 February 2016

New Discoveries in Old London

London expert Sheila shares her time in London, full of discoveries and hidden finds.

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26 January 2016

How To Stay Cool in Melbourne

As the northern hemisphere lies in the midst of chilly and dark days, our distant neighbours in the South, or…

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16 January 2016

The New Renwick: Dedicated to the Future of Art

Washington D.C.’s Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, has been restored, reenergized, and…

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Renwick Stairwell Carpet

4 January 2016

5 Reasons to Visit Italy This Winter

We give you 5 reasons to spend your winter in Italy, a season when the peninsula comes to life.

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Home made gnocchi by Context docent Patrizia Cantini in Florence

6 December 2015

The Jubilee: What to Expect in Rome

December 8 begins a Jubilee Year in Rome. We take you through the history and what to expect.

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St. Peter's basilica

1 December 2015

Vienna’s Winter Festivities

From Christmas Markets to ice rinks, museums to comfort food, there are so many reasons to visit Vienna this winter.

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Lisa Regan  |  3 Comments

Wien, Christkindlmarkt, Rathausplatz, Copyright www.peterrigaud.com

17 November 2015

Understanding Modern Art in Turkey

We share how modern art in Turkey reflects the birth of the Turkish Republic, and the complex identities of Turkish artists.

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Inside the Istanbul Modern

12 November 2015

What Not to Miss in Naples, from the locals’ perspective

Our docents in Naples give their advice on the best places to visit while in the city.

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Bay of Naples, photo by  Luigi Scuderi for Context Travel

28 October 2015

Do “Zen Gardens” Really Exist?

Do Zen gardens really exist? Our Kyoto docents explore the world of Japanese gardens.

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Ginkaku-ji

21 July 2015

125 Years On: The Legacy of Vincent Van Gogh

As the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death approaches (July 29, 2015), we sat down with docent and art historian Lora Sariaslan, who leads our Van Gogh Museum Seminar, to dive deeper into the enigmatic artists’s personal history, creative spirit, and cultural legacy.

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Self-Portrait, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

30 June 2015

Murano Glass, Forgery, and Karma

We share some insight into the rise and potential fall of authentic Murano glass in Venice.

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Luisa Grigoletto  |  1 Comment

Millefiori Plaque, 
Venice, Giovanni Battista Franchini, 1846, Courtesy of Glass Museum of Murano

25 June 2015

The Colorful Streets of Rio’s Santa Teresa

We take a look at the color street’s of Rio’s Santa Teresa neighborhood.

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Amber Daniela Nelson  |  2 Comments

Parque das Ruinas

18 June 2015

Cézanne and Provence: Our Top 6 Sites

Discover the best sites in Provence linked to painter Paul Cézanne.

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Paul Cézanne [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

3 June 2015

Five Reasons to Visit Milan

We give you five good reasons to visit our newest city in Italy – Milan.

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The never-ending Duomo

23 May 2015

5 Reasons to Visit the South of France

To mark the launch of our programs in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, France manager Sara shares here 5 incentives for traveling south.

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Aix-en-Provence

13 May 2015

Food Culture of the Italian Renaissance

Three of our Italy docents explain what we can learn about 16th-century food traditions and habits by looking at the art from that period.

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Dosso Dossi, Witchcraft
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