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In Context
Our insights for visiting the great cities of the world.
Feb. 15, 2019
There is a lot more to Italian Renaissance paintings than rotund nudes. One often overlooked theme is food and its impact and reflection on Italian culture. Sometimes food is the centerpiece, alluding to external factors, such as... Read More
Feb. 15, 2019
This article was written by expert guide, Theresa Potenza. Theresa is an art historian and author of "Creating and Contemplating Renaissance Gardens" (LAP). She holds a Master’s in art history and has done extensive work in oral ... Read More
Feb. 15, 2019
France is famous, or perhaps infamous, for being a country of passion and heartbreak, of liaisons dangereuses and romantic rifts.  Historically, the royal rivalry between Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis proves to be on... Read More
Feb. 15, 2019
For 500 years, the Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace and home to 24 emperors; it takes its English name from the fact that no one outside of the imperial household could visit without permission from the emperor. In ... Read More
Feb. 15, 2019
Context Travel is sensitive to the obstacles facing travelers with mobility limitations. Most of the cities we visit are very old, harking back centuries or even millennia, meaning one must grapple with layouts that can date back... Read More

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