Category Archives: Unexpected Rome

Arco degli Acetari – The Hidden Vinegar Maker’s Arch in Rome

You are going to have to trust me, but… You really should walk through this slightly suspect arch: The arch in question is Arco degli Acetari – the vinegar maker’s arch. It appears to be perpetually under construction. But if you weave past the wheel barrows and bags of cement, you will quickly arrive at […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Rome

Green colosseum for St. Patrick's Day

Being married to an Irishman means celebrating all the important national holidays, chief among them being St. Patrick’s Day, naturally. People love the Irish almost universally. The more places we travel, the more Jimmy is embraced by people of different cultures and backgrounds. He can talk to anyone and is loved for it. St. Patrick’s […]

Unexpected Rome: La Piccola Londra (Little London)

street in rome prati

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 […]

Rome’s Esquilino Market (Mercato Esquilino in Piazza Vittorio)

Rome’s Esquilino Market is one of the busiest food markets in the city. A short walk from Termini, Esquilino is a neighborhood that has lived many lives. On one side, you’ll find aqueducts. On the other, porticoes better suited for Torino. The market itself takes up an entire city block. Inside you can find everything […]