July 16 2009 / Food & Wine

La Grattachecca

Rome

In Rome, the summer heat has the timing of a naughty child ( it hits as soon as vacations start


July 14 2009 / Local Interest

Three Wheels on my Wagon

Rome

Once a place to see your horses and cattle, as well as to watch a public execution or two, Rome’s


June 18 2009 / Places

There Be Monsters..

Bomarzo, Lazio

Because we live just down the road, we almost take this Renaissance garden for granted. Well, it’s not really a


June 10 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Same Old Piazza…

Terracina (LT)

While Terracina is now definitely off the beaten track, it was once directly on it, literally. The Via Appia, ancient


June 9 2009 / Local Interest

Il Mostro

Rome

It’s that time of year again. Walk along Via della Paglia from Piazza Sant’Egidio in Trastevere, and you’ll notice that


May 28 2009 / Events

Piazza Di Siena

Rome

Horse lovers throughout Italy wait in anticipation throughout the year for what is simply known as Piazza di Siena, so


May 21 2009 / Local Interest

Puzza del Diavolo!

Bulicame

Viterbo is about to undergo profound change. As if a proposed airport that would take the stress off Ciampino, Italy’s


May 18 2009 / Food & Wine

Symposium Vini

Viterbo

Has finding the perfect gift in Italy been eluding you? No longer! In Viterbo there is a small enoteca (wine


May 13 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Square Colosseum

EUR, Roma

EUR, which stands for Esposizione Universale Roma, is a suburb to the southwest of Rome that was built for the


May 4 2009 / Events

Artichoke Art

Ladispoli

Ladispoli, on the Mediterranean coast an hour from Rome, is famous for two attractions: 1) a five-star hotel, La Posta


April 28 2009 / Local Interest

Sons of… Wolf

Rome

Just like the city itself, Rome’s history too is a multi-layered tangle of stories and legends with Rome’s birth itself


April 20 2009 / Events

Palio di Bomarzo

Bomarzo

In the town of Bomarzo, up the hill from the famous Park of the Monsters, a Palio is held each


April 15 2009 / Events

Easter Rites

Vetralla

Se piove sulla palma, non piove sulle uova… says an old proverb describing the weather between Palm Sunday and Easter.


April 9 2009 / Food & Wine

Girlfriends: Cheesecake?

Rome

What with the Easter holidays coming up, I decided to inquire with my girlfriends about the recipe of one of


April 3 2009 / Events

Fun Run

Rome

Few marathons involve chihuauas, couples in ski gear, little kids, orchestras and free cartons of great Italian milk. One such


April 1 2009 / Uncategorized

Dome Refurbished

Rome

While it might be unfortunate for the visitors who will be coming to see it over the next few months,


March 17 2009 / Local Interest

Irish Eyes Smiling

Onano

While celebrating St. Patrick’s Day give a thought to the many Irish who lived in Italy in past centuries. There


March 6 2009 / Local Interest

Traditional Hemp

Vetralla

The use of canapa (hemp) goes back thousands of years; in Italy it was a major source for clothing, burlap


March 3 2009 / Places

Villa San Michele

Anacapri

It is beautiful in winter, untrammelled and un-trampled. And luckily Axel Munthe’s visionary creation, the Villa San Michele, built on


February 9 2009 / Local Interest

Penny Candy, Italian Style

Vetralla

If you can remember choosing a nickel or dime’s worth of penny candy from the jars displayed at the neighborhood


February 5 2009 / Places

Nutty for Nocciole

Lago di Vico

The eastern and northern slopes of the extinct volcano that contains the Lago di Vico in its crater have been


January 29 2009 / Places

Bad Bath?

Bagnaccio, Viterbo

Here’s a free way to take in the therapeutic sulfur baths people spend so much money on in terme (hot


January 28 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Theodo – Female Bishop?!

Rome

Was the Catholic Church always a male-only bastion? Santa Prassede in Rome contains a mosaic of a 9th century episcopa


January 14 2009 / Art & Archaeology

Fountain of the Naiads

Rome

Most squares in Rome are pedestrian, so you have a lot of time to linger and relax. Piazza della Repubblica