Tag Archives: colosseum

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 […]

Exploring Underground Rome with Rome is Easy

Whenever we have visitors, I direct them to stop by Basilica San Clemente after their trip to the Colosseum. It is incredible, I tell them. 2000 years of history in one building. An ornate church from the Middle Ages, built on top of a 4th century church, built on top of a 1st century home/government building/temple, […]

Rome on Sundays: Fori Imperiali

I’m notorious for self-imposed “Out of Rome” Sundays, but sticking around the city ain’t half bad. After living here for so long, the Colosseum still holds a special special place in my romantic American imagination. On Sundays, Via dei Fori Imperiali, or the street that leads past the Roman Forum and to the Colosseum, is […]