May 31 2010 / Events

Corpus Domini, FYI

Corpus Domini, FYI After evening Mass on the lawn of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterno, the “ecumenical Mother


May 4 2010 / Art & Archaeology

Il Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo

Bomarzo, Viterbo

The idea of a sacred grove is something common to early religions in cultures around the world but sometimes a


April 27 2010 / Art & Archaeology

From Palace to Palace (part II)

Rome, Italy

The Doria-Pamphilj apartments in themselves are a delight to see with their ornate 17th century tables, different colored rooms like


April 22 2010 / Food & Wine

Instructions for a Pleasant Ride

Roma, Lazio

In Rome, all roads lead to… Largo di Torre Argentina. There, Tram number 8 will get you where you’re going.


March 11 2010 / Art & Archaeology

From Palace to Palace (part I)

Rome, Lazio

In the heart of the historical center near piazza Venezia, two luxurious palaces await your visit. One is Galleria Colonna


November 12 2009 / Places

The “Beautiful Era” in Rome

Rome, Lazio

Sunday is a good day to catch up on your reading or chat with that buddy you were too busy


October 26 2009 / Local Interest

Alcide De Gasperi, a European Italian

Rome, Italy

Alcide de Gasperi (1881-1954) was an Italian leader of great integrity, so much so that the Catholic Church is in


October 14 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Now Accepting Reservations

Rome, Lazio

While you might not be able to have an after-dinner drink with Giorgio de Chirico and his domineering wife, Isa (de


October 1 2009 / Art & Archaeology

The Touch of the Master

Rome, Lazio

The Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, near the Quirinale, is a magnificent example of Borromini’s architectural ingenuity.  This


October 24 2008 / Food & Wine

Olive Season in Abruzzo

Controguerra

In the town of Controguerra, it is olive season. Kids, grandparents, friends … everyone is recruited to help in the


May 15 2008 / Places

Ostuni’s Coast

Puglia

So how do miles of untouched coast, ancient olive groves right up against the sea, and hardly a person around