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Category Archives: Rome
The Getty Villa in Malibu is an absolute “must see” if you’re visiting Southern California. Modeled after the Villa dei Papiri, a Roman country house in Herculaneum, The Getty Villa has faithfully incorporated architectural details “based on elements drawn from … Continue reading
Yes, you read that right, praise – and long overdue praise, I might add! You hear a lot of jokes about Italian efficiency (or lack of it) but I’m here to tell you that I have had quite a few … Continue reading
“Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvelous than the land.” —E. M. Forster When I started to write about the “face of Italy”, I realized that, for me, growing up in an Italian family and the … Continue reading
♥ I Do Love to Eat! ♥ And enjoying the regional and traditional cuisine wherever I go is, for me, one of the greatest pleasures of traveling and truly living la dolce vita! Now, I’m no where near as adventurous … Continue reading
I had the incredible good fortune to visit Rome twice this year. I didn’t expect to but I fell so in love with the one and only Eternal City! I’ve written a little about my time there and will certainly write … Continue reading
This is the first of many strolls I’d like us to take together…let’s take our time and just enjoy the sites, shall we? * * * * * Cats in Rome… A Long History It’s hard not to notice the … Continue reading
When I contacted ItalyXP about being sponsored for a tour in Rome this fall (2014), I was quickly obliged. They had space on their 3-hour “Tour of Christian Churches and Basilicas of Rome”, a tour I was very excited to … Continue reading
Last spring (2014) I took a fabulous tour of ancient Rome and the coliseum with Walks of Italy. When my plans were going to bring me back to Rome in fall, I contacted them about taking another tour as their … Continue reading
Exploring Testaccio: My Eating Italy Food Tour in Rome When I returned to Rome this fall (2014), I was the recipient of generous opportunities to experience some of her neighborhoods and sites in greater depth. My first experience was with … Continue reading