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 […]
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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 […]
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Unexpected Rome: The Church of Santa Barbara Dei Librari
Sandwiched between two apartment buildings, the tiny church is a rainbow of marble inside.
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Unexpected Rome: Ospedale Nuovo Regina Margherita in Trastevere
Former cloisters offer a tranquil retreat in the middle of Trastevere.
The gleaming travertine stairs have reopened after a restoration funded by Bulgari.
Rome is a beautiful city to get lost in. But with so many perfectly imperfect twisting lanes, there are only a few that I will go out of my way for. Via dei Coronari is a street that I can always make time for. It is the perfect Roman street. The flaking paint jobs are movie-set […]
Why is there a marble elephant topped with an Egyptian obelisk in front of a church? Well…
I was sitting in front of Santa Maria in Trastevere recently to finish my Fior di Luna gelato con calma. It’s seriously not the worst. From its cosmati floors: To the tip-top of its burnished gold altar. I wanted to revisit the church after reading a short story about a woman’s love affair with a statue […]