“They say that Rome is at the centre of the world,” begins the famous Greek-born Italian painter.
The most eye-catching buildings in Piazza del Popolo are the twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria di Montesanto. The churches stand at the end of Via del Corso, central Rome’s most concentrated shopping destination. However, the hidden gem in this piazza is actually the plainer-looking basilica to the north of the square: Santa Maria […]
Only in Italy is a small jar of peanut butter $9, while fresh mozzarella is $1. Only in Italy are strikes announced in advance and always planned for a Friday, giving you the excuse to take a long weekend. Only in Italy are you expected to drink your coffee in 25 seconds and gtfo, but […]
The most famous church in Trastevere is by far the Basilica di Santa Maria. Santa Maria is beautiful, but my favorite is Santa Cecilia: On my way to dinner once, I wandered past Santa Cecilia just as the bells were ringing. They stopped me in my tracks, and I joined a small crowded that had gathered […]