Rome’s keyhole is known for its amazing view, but just down the road is an even better place to watch the sun set over the city.
Rome is currently undergoing a bit of a facelift. The Colosseum is ensconced in scaffolding for cleaning; the Spanish Steps are closed for repairs; and for the last 516 days, the Trevi Fountain has looked like a sad, waterless, construction site. Many of the monuments still have a ways to go, but the Trevi Fountain is […]
November is shaping up to be a busy month in Rome. I am most excited to see the Trevi Fountain in all its gleaming glory after more than a year of restorations. Rome can be terrible when it comes to marketing what is going on, so I am making a first attempt to gather together […]
Rome is ancient. 2,768 years old, to be exact. Rome is old enough to know better, but it acts more like an underachieving child. It hangs out with the wrong crowd, it really doesn’t care enough about making a good impression, and generally partakes in some activities it is going to regret when it is […]
I hope you like photos, because it is really hard for me to put into words how much I love this place. Santa Maria in Ara Coeli is my favorite church in Rome. It is the most beautiful church in Rome. I mean, if you like brassy and in-your-face beauty. Which I obviously do, because […]
I won’t bore you with how hot it was. I won’t bother trying to describe how oppressive the humidity feels when not a single wisp of a breeze can be found. I won’t even begin to recount the discomfort, the lack of mobility, or the will do anything but lie perfectly still with the shutters […]
This is it. This is the two weeks of year when the weather is absolutely perfect and the air is full of possibility. Spring in Rome. Everything in Rome has turned green again, and while the pollen is wrecking havoc on allergies, the blooms are glorious. And one of the most glorious places to be […]