Kate McCluer

Kate got bit by the Italy bug when she was a Junior Year Abroad student in Florence, many years ago. She got her Masters Degree in art history in Florence; did dissertation research in Genoa and Rome; and taught for the Syracuse University and New York University study abroad programs in Florence, where she still lives.

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Our Italian Region of the Year: Friuli Venezia Giulia

It’s official! Travel + Leisure has proclaimed Italy its Destination of the Year for 2021. “A new Italian renaissance is waiting in the wings,” writes the magazine, and a dose of that irrepressible Italian spirit is just what we all need to fight the Pandemic Blues. Among those suffering from “Italy deprivation” is our own

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Mille Miglia, The Most Beautiful Race in the World

One thousand miles of scenic country roads and charming townscapes in the heart of Italy served as the rough and ready race track for the Mille Miglia 2020. Not even a global pandemic could stop this vintage automobile rally from taking place! This year, more than ever, the race’s organizers were determined to shine a