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18 April 2014
We interview archeologist and docent Patrizia Sfligiotti about her time digging at Rome’s Crypta Balbi.
3 April 2014
Looking for day-trip to escape the bustling barris of Barcelona? Girona may be just the ticket.
27 March 2014
We’ve rounded up three of our favorite forms of Venetian craftsmanship as a testament to the city’s longstanding status as a center of refined, intricate, 100% handmade work.
15 March 2014
We talked with two former winners of the Context apprenticeship program in Florence to see how things have come full circle since it began in 2008.
10 March 2014
Longtime Berlin docent Heribert von Reiche shares his love for his native city with us.
7 March 2014
France is famous, or perhaps infamous, for being a country of passion and heartbreak, of dangerous liasons and romantic rifts. We take you behind the scenes of one of the most scandalous and torrid tales of the 16th century.
1 March 2014
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.
25 February 2014
We’ve asked art historian Susan Steer to share the 5 Venetian painters you should know before your next visit to the lagoon.
18 February 2014
Looking to learn more about Beijing’s history? Discover our top ten books about China’s capital city.
15 February 2014
Cinema is one of the greatest ways to understand a culture. Docent Elisabetta Lodoli shares the Italian directors to know aside from Fellini.
5 January 2014
Ever wondered why the grand Palazzo Barberini is decorated with bees? We share the secrets of Papal Crests in Rome.
13 December 2013
Where does Santa come from? We share the history behind St. Nicholas in Central Europe
20 November 2013
What numbers tell a story in the Forbidden City?
15 November 2013
Our France expert offers tips and suggestions for visiting Normandy, France.
8 November 2013
As the London Tube turns 150, we look at some fun, quirky facts about its history and use, past and present.