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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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Parque das Ruinas

15 June 2015

Colony to Nation, an American History Crash Course for Families

We share the perfect itinerary for learning about early American history in Philadelphia with your family.

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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

25 April 2015

3 Heroines of WWII

When remembering the history of WWII, the important role of women is often lost. To celebrate Liberation Day in Italy we highlight 3 heroines of WWII.

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A patrol of armed women in 1945

9 April 2015

Docent, in a Word

Paul shares the story behind the meaning of the word docent and why it’s so important to Context.

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21 March 2015

TBEX Deep Travel Blogger Contest

Are you a blogger going to TBEX? Join our contest and win some special prizes.

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7 March 2015

Rome and Our Four Favorite Hidden Museums

Join us and our docents in a series of intimate museum lectures at four of our favorite off-the-beaten-path museums in Rome

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Centrale Montemartini

28 February 2015

Furry Friends in the National Gallery

From leaping dogs, to wide-eyed cats and squirming eels, the National Gallery is packed with paintings of animals. Our new…

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Pietro Longhi, The Exhibition of a Rhinoceros at Venice, 1751
National Gallery, Room 39

15 January 2015

Staff Spotlight: Petulia Melideo

We learn more about the people behind Context with our staff spotlights. First up is Petulia Melideo, who has been with us since 2004.

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Petulia and Context co-founder Paul Bennett, enjoying our MOMA Seminar led by Prof. Ara Merjian in 2010.

1 November 2014

Uncovering El Raval, Barcelona’s Gentrifying Neighborhood

Docent and architectural historian Celia Marin shares some interesting facts about El Raval, Barcelona’s former bohemian center and red light district, now one of the city’s most up-and-coming districts.

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22 September 2014

Transformative Travel Experiences

Context staff relays their most transformative travel experiences and how they have shaped their world vision.

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Rome-native Petulia has been with Context since the beginning. Now living in London with her husband and young daughter, she currently managers our London/Edinburgh programs as well as helping steer our customer service team.

I was 10 (so it was 27 years ago!) and my family and I took a 1 month long trip to the US. We flew to NYC, spent a week there, and then to Phoenix and from there we rented camper vans and traveled West covering most of the National Parks, as well as cities.

I will never forget that trip, meeting people from all over the world, seeing amazing places, and starting my lifelong love for American culture and people.

9 July 2014

Castles and Mazes, Medieval Sites around London

Some suggestions for a fairy tale day out in the English countryside with some Medieval sites near London.

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Scotney castle

23 June 2014

Cutting Edge Design Barcelona: A Chat with Suzanne Wales

We recently sat down with our docent and design journalist Suzanne Wales, who leads our Made in Barcelona walk, to learn more about the Barcelona “school” of design, its roots and the current trends of today.

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10 May 2014

Practical Facts: Visiting the Vatican with Kids

Visiting the Vatican with your kids? Make sure you have our handy list of tips to help make the experience easier.

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18 April 2014

Beneath the Crypta Balbi

We interview archeologist and docent Patrizia Sfligiotti about her time digging at Rome’s Crypta Balbi.

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The Crypta Balbi

1 March 2014

Philadelphia: Five Reasons to Skip the Liberty Bell

Philadelphia is more than the Liberty Bell for those wanting to delve into American history. Our docent give their list of what to visit in lieu of the crowded monument.

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