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Italy is one of those countries that is impossible to visit just once. Even in a single trip it is a task to try and and cram it all in. You can revisit a number of times and will have still only covered a small amount of what the country has to offer. The same goes for the city of Rome. Roma is stunning. It’s majestic but it is also over populated with locasl and tourists, it’s incredibly hot and sticky and it can get loud with all the traffic and enthusiastic Italians. It’s a combination of all this plus…

My first introduction to European art or history was in the 8th standard in school. I was blessed like many others in my school to have a teacher and principal that felt so passionately about a topic totally off syllabus that she dedicated an entire year to teach us in her class. If you went to J. B Petit High School in Mumbai while Ms Shirin Darasha was the principal then you know exactly what I mean. At the time I was about 13 years old. I still remember watching slides in our classroom full of pictures of the Notre…