Category Archives: Things to Do in Rome

Holy Stairs: Scala Sancta in Rome

I have always wanted to visit Rome’s Holy Stairs. The Scala Sancta, across from San Giovanni in Laterano, caught my eye in La Grande Bellezza – a stunning visual homage to Rome. Cinematic placement is great, but I knew I wanted to see the stairs before I saw the movie. I have been meaning to visit […]

H.C. Andersen Museum in Rome

When I had lunch with Barbara at L’Uliveto, we compared Rome notes. I always like to compare notes because you never know what you are going to learn about this enigma of a city. When we got on the topics of museums, I mentioned that I love Centrale Montemartini. The clash of ancient Roman marble […]

February 2017 Events in Rome: Your Calendar of What to Do

Ok, 2017. I see how this is going to be. Everything is just going to zip by at the speed of light, eh?  It is a bit crazy to believe that it is February already. I am not currently in Rome (I’ll be back next week) so apologies if this is currently focused on early February […]

Piazza Navona’s Fontana del Moro: Fountain of the Moor

There is no denying that Piazza Navona is one of Rome’s loveliest (and most visited) squares. There is also no denying that Piazza Navona’s most famous fountain sits dab smack in the middle – the Fountain of the Four Rivers. You know the one. Right there. With the obelisk. But I secretly really love the […]

Unexpected Rome: La Piccola Londra (Little London)

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In the winter, Rome can be positively dreary. During the long gray days, you start to crave a cheery spot of color – which is exactly what you will find in La Piccola Londra. Rome’s “Little London” is an architectural anomaly. The short street was an experiment in city planning that was built around 1909. Rome […]