Sep 142015
 
Hidden Churches of Matera

Hidden Churches Le Chiese Rupestri M A T E R A  /  I T A L Y Escape from the Ottoman Empire What would the major religions of the world be if they were not at odds with each other?  We might not recognize them if all of a sudden they decided to get along.  [more...]

Jan 072015
 
A Pilgrimage to San Giorgio in Venice

A Pilgrimage to San Giorgio  Venice/ITALY THE UNPAINTED CEILING   Across the Canal A quick vaporetto ride from San Marco lies the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.  It is a world unto itself.  The Giudecca, which separates central Venice from the outer island, is an impenetrable distance for the daily tourist.  While hoards of people [more...]