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Milan Oohs and Awws

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory The Milan Expo is an $800 million extravaganza hosting around 130 pavilions meant to showcase the country’s technology advances and the steps it has taken to help solve the problem of sustainability and feeding the world. I was left awed and underwhelmed various times throughout the day. In quite a few …

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Venice: The Enchanting City of Gondolas, Masks and Casanova

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory Like a maze, the watery streets of Venice, Italy, twist and turn causing me to lose myself in this enchanting city. Streets of water and 409 bridges connect the 117 islands making up the city of Venice. Getting around hasn’t changed much since the birth of Venice in 421. Boats and …

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Cinque Terre Raises Some Questions

Contributing Writer: Alyssa Gregory Like drunken sailors making their way home, the colorful houses in the fishing villages of Cinque Terre lean on each other and cling to the cliffs. Overlooking the Italian Riviera, each of the village’s crooked cobblestone roads lead to the sparkling blue ocean. Throughout the entire town you can hear the Cinque Terre mixtape being …

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Mangia

Tiramisu Literally meaning, “pick me up,” tiramisu is made with lady finger biscuits soaked in espresso, layered with a savory cream sauce and topped with cocoa. The two caffeinated ingredients, cocoa and espresso, are attributed with giving the dish its name. Italians have debated over the origin of this dessert for decades, but whatever the …

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