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4 May 2015
Spain manager Sara shares the story behind Goya’s haunting works “The 2nd of May 1808″ and “The 3rd of May 1808″, which hang in the Museo del Prado.
25 April 2015
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.
9 March 2015
Istanbul manager Katie gives us a personal look into why you should visit the city in 2015.
24 February 2015
A slideshow highlighting the Mudéjar style of architecture in Seville and its characteristics.
28 January 2015
We share ten facts about the rich history of the Paris metro.
20 November 2014
Istanbul docent Zachary S. Taylor gives us insight into the women who shaped Byzantine Istanbul.
11 November 2014
With the centennial of WWI, we’ve compiled four important sites, museums and exhibits linked to the Great War in and around Paris.
25 October 2014
Our top four Greek myths and the sites that tie in to them in Athens.
23 October 2014
These neighborhoods give you 5 great reasons to leave Rome’s historic center and explore.
2 October 2014
Eyes turn toward West Berlin, which is recapturing its reputation as a hub of culture and creativity.
7 September 2014
Our of list of five intriguing secrets of the iconic samurai.
19 August 2014
On the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death, we discuss his legacy in Rome with archeologist Giulia Facchin.
28 July 2014
Our docents give the best tips and tricks for how to explore the incredible site of Pompeii, just a short trip from Naples.
21 July 2014
Our Paris docents detail their favorite excursions from Paris, including unique castles, artist villages and seaside towns.
4 July 2014
25 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, we examine its continued impact on the city.