December 12 2008 / Local Interest

Flow River, Flow…

Rome

Last Friday we ran a piece on the Tevere, Rome’s river, showing it in its everyday normal state…. unobtrusively burbling


December 5 2008 / Places

The Tevere Runs Through It

Rome

With so much else to see in Rome, the Tevere, the city’s poor and neglected river, rarely gets much attention.


November 17 2008 / Local Interest

Mimes: Silent Voices in Piazza

Rome

Yes, it’s true that the magnificent fountains, beautiful architecture and beckoning cafés are what draw visitors to Piazza Navona. However,


November 12 2008 / Local Interest

Fishy tale, Early Catch…

Marta, Lake Bolsena

Ivaldo and three friends sit around on two old wooden benches overlooking the lake, joking about the stranieri (foreigners, also


November 7 2008 / Places

Small Island, Big History

Lago Bolsena

The Isola Bisentina which sits in the middle of the crater (now lake Bolsena) of this ancient volcano gets its


October 30 2008 / Local Interest

Just Bits of Stone, is all …

Rome

… until you enter “their” space. Stop for a second, block out the noise of the city, forget the crowds


October 20 2008 / Art & Archaeology

Villa Torlonia’s Gardens

Rome

Perhaps no one wanted to have anything to do with it given its final tenant (Mussolini called it home in


October 16 2008 / Events

Cappuccino Morning

Rome

Any opportunity to have un caffé o un cappuccino and a cornetto (ahem .. more than one actually, in your


October 14 2008 / Places

Through the Keyhole

Rome

Trust Lisa to (lawfully) get you in to strictly “no public allowed” off-limits places. You’ve been to the Aventine hill,


October 7 2008 / Local Interest

Aqueducts Revisited

Rome

While sitting around the pool of their Roman villa, Fulvio turns to his wife Quintilla and asks, “Now that I


October 3 2008 / Local Interest

Pesky Studenti . . .

Rome

Aren’t teenagers supposed to only care about the latest pop-stars and looking cool? Sure enough kids in Italy are no


October 1 2008 / Art & Archaeology

Pantheon and Giving Thanks

Rome

No way to tell for sure … figures run from 250 churches within the walls, to about 900 churches throughout


September 25 2008 / Art & Archaeology

For Rent: Palazzo Farnese

Rome

An agent’s commission from a long term lease in Italy is a month’s rent from both the owner and the


September 22 2008 / Events

The Papal Audience

Rome

“Yup, sorry guys, I don’t think I’ll make the meeting on time. I just saw the Pope duck into a


September 17 2008 / Food & Wine

Sweet Tooth, Anyone?

Anzio

To our readers who savor their gluttony, this note will be taken in harmony. All others should read it quite


September 15 2008 / Art & Archaeology

Ponte Sant’Angelo; A Host of Angels

Rome

A host of angels on earth? Head over to Ponte Sant’Angelo, the bridge that pilgrims took to visit St.Peter’s basilica


September 10 2008 / Local Interest

San Pietro at Dusk

Rome

While walking along the nave to take in the length, width and heights of the building designed by Michelangelo (and


September 3 2008 / Local Interest

Bari, Not The North Pole

Rome

Bari is the second largest sea port in Italy, and the ancient inner city is truly lovey! Few know however


September 2 2008 / Food & Wine

The Secret Life of Olive Trees

Rome

A lot has been said about olives and most of it has to do with extra virginity. So imagine my


September 1 2008 / Art & Archaeology

The Trevi Fountain: Poli’s Riento

Rome

Il rientro (literally, re-entry) is the Italian mass counter-exodus back to the cities after the August summer break. So you


August 25 2008 / Local Interest

The Macchina di Santa Rosa

Viterbo, Lazio

An unforgettable sight takes place here each September 3rd when streetlights are turned off and a cheering crowd of more


August 14 2008 / Events

The Miracle of the Snow

Rome

Snow in Rome? Never! …well, maybe never. According to legend, back in the year 352 A.D. a man named Giovanni