2012 – Rome; Monti, Monuments, Baths, Churches and EUR 2011 – Rome, the Monti, Sant’Angelo and Palazzo Colonna 2011 – Croatia – Istria; Porec, Pula, Rovinj and Opatija 2011 – Rome; Palazzo Farnese, Cinecittà, Vatican Nights and the Hypogeum 2010 – Rome, Tivoli, Tarquinia and Centrale Montemartini 2009 – Rome; Vatican,Trastevere and the Ancient City 2007 – Rome; Walking tours in the Dog days of Summer 2006 – Rome; Christmas, Zampognari and Santo Bambino

Recent Posts

The (not so Spanish) Spanish Steps

The (not so Spanish) Spanish Steps

  Oh the streets of Rome are filled with rubble Ancient footprints are everywhere You can almost think you’re seeing double On a cold, dark night on the Spanish Stairs Bob Dylan, When I paint my Masterpiece, 1971     The Spanish Steps have become one of the most famous landmarks of Rome. Each Spring […]

Mussolini’s Architectural Legacy in Rome

Mussolini’s Architectural Legacy in Rome

Rome is a very old city, by most estimates, over 2800 years old. You can literally wander from the 8th century BC to the 21st century in a day’s walk. The architectural styles of Rome are just as eternal as the city itself. The Classical city was mostly built between the 1st century BC and the […]

Christmas in Rome

Christmas in Rome

Christmas or Saturnalia? In 336, the Roman Emperor Constantine inserted a celebration of Jesus Christ into the fun and frolic of the Saturnalia, a festival dedicated to Saturn held annually from December 17-23. The holiday included great feasts, gambling, gift giving and a once a year role reversal where Masters would become Servants. It’s hard […]