Gallarate – Milano’s Charming Neighbor to the North – Day 2 – Part 1

I didn’t waste much time, once that I woke up, on my second day in Gallarate.  I had a quick breakfast, and then began to explore, wanting to discover more of what this city had to offer!  The Chiesa di San Francesco is one of the newer churches in the area, dating back only to 1906.The…

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A Return to Rome – My Favorite Place on Earth! – Day 3

Rome is a city full of treasures!  People from all over the world flock here to see the art and architecture that only this city contains.  One of those treasures, not often found on the list of “must see” attractions of the usual tourist, is Villa Farnesina.  Located on the Lungotevere, next to John Cabot…

A Return to Rome – My Favorite Place on Earth! – Day 2

The Chiesa di Santi Claudio e Andrea dei Borgognoni dates from 1728.  It is dedicated to the two saints, Claudius of Besancon and Andrew.  The exterior of the church is decorated with statues of the two saints.  Facing the church, the statue of Saint Andrew, by Luc Breton, is on the left, while the statue…