HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROME!!
Born April 21, 753 BC.
Today is Rome's 2770th birthday!Read More
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Castelluccio, Umbria was affected by the recent October 2016 earthquake. It was one of my favorite places to visit and, unfortunately, it has been destroyed. Some parts remain, but the roads are impassable and most buildings are in ruins. Mother Nature's actions are harsh on little 13th century burgs. But the memories live on...Read More
Francesco Procopio, born into a Sicilian fisherman, then becoming a renowned chef, is credited for begin the inventor of the gelato machine (in 1676), allowing the new food to become popularized and mass produced. I say, GRAZIE Francesco!Read More
Libraries in Rome are some of the more hidden gems of the city. By "hidden" I mean least visited and most off the beaten paths of tourists. Students and readers of all ages alike, have frequented libraries (bilbioteche in Italian) for a place of calm, concentration, learning and socializing. I decided to list 5 of Rome's libraries with a few images and information about each. So much priceless history!Read More
Piazza Navona was once a Roman stadium (Stadium of Domitianus), commissioned and dedicated to the Roman People by Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus (86AD). Ruins lay under today's city and can be visited and explored!Read More
Golden walls, glass mosaics, fine marble, baths, banquets, water falling along interior walls for effect, massive colonnades, perfectly manicured gardens and views of the city from high above. Once built, Nero declared: "Now I can begin to like like a human being!".
(Thumbnail image source: Photo: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock through Natgeotraveller)
Tiramisú! This is a place that must be savored. In the center of Rome, famed chef Stephan Betmon has opened a sort of culinary laboratory for all things dessert, including a wide variety of Tiramisú. Taste his interpretations of classic Italian desserts!Read More
"It was buried under rubble by an earthquake in AD 847 and was only rediscovered in 1900 during archaeological excavations. It has taken more than 30 years to restore its exquisite interior, which is decorated with multi-coloured frescoes of saints, martyrs, angels and emperors."Read More