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 – Andalucia; Granada, Ronda, Seville 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 2006 – Western Sicily; Palermo and the ruins of Magna Grecia

Recent Posts

The Pantheon and Piazza della Rotondo

The Pantheon and Piazza della Rotondo

Our home in San Francisco is close to Dolores Park, a beautiful sloping green hill with postcard views of the city skyline. The park is famous for San Francisco’s oldest building, the Mission Dolores (a couple blocks away), the trendy Mission District and the ‘Hunky Jesus’ contest staged in the Park every Easter Sunday. Looking […]

Attack on Rome!

Attack on Rome!

Sturnus Vulgaris descended on the city and Romans flee by the thousands. Check out this You Tube video. No it’s not a nuclear Godzilla type monster trampling buildings or a zombie virus craving Italian brains. Its the European Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris), an 8” long black bird with white speckles, orange legs, strong feet and a […]

2013-Marrakech and the chaos of the Medina

2013-Marrakech and the chaos of the Medina

Before I get into this chaotic exotic city of Marrakech, I’d like to explain that Moors never existed in ancient Morocco. There were no Moors when the Phoenicians traded along the coast of North Africa in 1000 BC. There were no Moors when the Romans conquered Carthage and extended the empire in the 1st century […]