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Italy has a number of the world's smallest countries actually contained within its borders, from the hilltown Republic of San Marino to the world's most famous theocracy: Vatican City

 
The vineyards (Photo courtesy of the property)

A story of what it means to be a vintner in Italy today

 

The famous four children that resulted from Leda mating with Zeus in swan form

 

The griffin and the sphinx: A brief discourse on the meaning of some medieval iconogrpahy in Italian churches

 
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