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Rome in a Nutshell
Wednesday, January 18TH, 2012 by admin
Travel Diary Rome 2011, July They say that there are certain sense memories we carry with us throughout our lives. I always thought that was a beautiful idea. However, it had never happened to me. At least, not until I returned to Italy. We were on the train, looking through the watercolors of the countryside at 300 km/hour. I could feel the warmth of the sunflowers through the window. We arrived at Termini and I was immediately struck. I was home. Again. I am an American. I am proud to call myself such. Yet my heart, and probably my soul are made of Italy. Termini is now also called...
Roma
Wednesday, July 20TH, 2011 by Anonymous
Rome is one of the best-known cities in the world and the list of things to see and do here are almost endless. Your first contact with the Eternal City should be walking the streets of the historic center to better acquaint yourself with what Rome has to offer. Strolling among sixteenth and seventeenth century palaces and rich Baroque churches, we come across gathering places such as Campo dei Fiori and Piazza di Spagna, shopping areas such as the streets Via Condotti and Via del Corso, and avenues to the past such as Via dei Fori Imperiali, which runs along the Roman Forum and leads to the...
Rome By Night
Thursday, November 04TH, 2010 by Glauco
Rome by Night (Photo from earthpictures.com) Rome is one of the world's great cities. Steeped in over 3,000 years of history, it is also vibrant and beautiful. The Eternal City will open its gates to you, offering centuries of history, art and beauty. Seven layers of the same city, seven hills holding magnificent monuments, seven kings that started this beautiful adventure called Rome. There is only one thing more breathtaking than Rome during the day, and that is certainly Rome at night. There are many ways to enjoy Rome after dark. For one, check out the view of St. Peter's from the...
Tours near Rome
Monday, September 20TH, 2010 by ancos
Bracciano When people think of travelling to Italy one of the first places they think of visiting is Rome, and while the Eternal City should definitely be experienced once or twice, the country has so many other beautiful spots to choose from. If you want to experience the real Italian way of living, if you wish to immerse yourself in genuine a Italian countryside, if you crave the intensity of Italian small towns, real people, and authentic food then you should consider choosing somewhere other than Rome for your Italian vacation. Leave the big city behind and instead embark on a discovery...
The Nasoni: Rome's Ubiquitous Public Fountains
Monday, September 06TH, 2010 by ancos
  Notice this nasone's hole and SPQR coat of arms. In the world today few things are free even water, the definitive gift from nature. Many are familiar with Rome’s famous fountains, but few seem to realize that the water coming from the fountains is not only free, but clean and drinkable. So when you’re in Rome be sure to take a sip from the waters of the Eternal City!   A Draw for Tourists The capital of Italy and one of its most populous cities Rome has been a center of power and influence throughout its history. From before Julius Caesar and through to the papal rule of the...
Open Air Markets in Rome: Via Sannio
Monday, September 06TH, 2010 by ancos
Stalls in Via Sannio open air market People living in Rome are accustomed to open air markets and their bustling shopping experience. Traditionally, tourists visit the historical places of any region they are visiting and look for the architecture, museums, sightseeing and alike. However, I believe that for a tourist it is a complete cultural experience and a chance Fish Market to meet ordinary citizens as well selling their stuff in open air. The best way to explore any city is to visit their local shopping areas, precisely the open air markets. Rome is traditionally known for open air...
Open Air Markets in Rome: Porta Portese
Friday, August 06TH, 2010 by ancos
Porta Portese Flea markets, thrift shops, farmers’ markets—they have them in every city. You may have already discovered the rush of finding a diamond in the rough, of bargaining for a hidden gem, yet if you haven’t visited the Porta Portese market in Rome, you haven’t seen it all. Rome’s open air market is open from 7am until 2pm on Sundays and is a place where you can buy countless items at great prices. The bustling market is filled to the brim with purses, bags, old TVs, furniture, books, fruits, vegetables, clothing and antiques. If visiting Rome think about making a visit to Porta...
Rome on a Budget
Wednesday, May 05TH, 2010 by admin
If you're like me you've dreamed of seeing Rome like a movie star, staying in the Grand Hotel and dining in the best restaurants. But if, like me, you don't exactly have a rock star budget fear not, there are less expensive ways to enjoy Rome. In many ways these cheaper options give a better feel for the real essence of the city. S. Maria in Trastevere at Night It has been more than fifty years since Fellini's La Dolce Vita and many things have changed. For instance, Via Veneto isn't the hottest place in Rome any longer. These days the hip and in the know can be found in Trastevere and in...
Castel Sant'Angelo
Monday, January 25TH, 2010 by ancos
  Rome - Castel Sant'AngeloIf you are visiting the ancient city of Rome why not stop to see the Castel Sant'Angelo, the mausoleum of the Emperor Hadrian? Named for the gorgeous statue of the Archangel Michael on the roof, today the building is the home of the Museo Nazionale de Castel Sant'Angeo. Erected on the shores of the Tiber the structure is located close to the Vatican and was once used as a military fortress. The Tomb The Castel Sant'Angelo was originally commissioned by Hadrian to be the burial place for himself and his family and is also known as Mole Adriana. The mausoleum was...
Castello della Magliana
Monday, January 25TH, 2010 by ancos
  Castello Papi della Magliana - Entrance - Photo courtesy of castellidelazio.com   In the past, when popes wanted to escape the stifling summer heat in Rome, one of their preferred destinations was Castello della Magliana. Located near the Tiber in the old Magliano area outside Rome, the castle is first found in written history when mentioned in an 11th century document as being in the possession of the Santa Cecilia Monastery in Trastevere. The castle's hey day was during the reign of Pope Leo X in the early 1500s. The pope, being an avid lover of art and hunting, often repaired to...

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