What a Wonder It Is!

The Duomo in Milano has been flabbergasting people for centuries, and not always in the good way. According to John Ruskin, the Victorian-era art critic, the cathedral stole “from every style in the world; and every style spoiled.” Ouch. Oscar Wilde was of much the same opinion: “The Cathedral is an awful failure. Outside the … More What a Wonder It Is!

La Valle dei Templi

My students usually roll their eyes when I tell them what I did over the weekend. Most of them are pretty sure that there are more interesting things to see in Italy than museums and archaeological parks – namely, night clubs and shopping centers. As I explain to them, though, we have those things in … More La Valle dei Templi