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 most beautiful Piazza in Rome

The most beautiful Piazza in Rome

Architects of the Renaissance created the concept of the Piazza in the 15th century, a redesign of the urban landscape into marketplaces and public spaces surrounded by buildings. Piazze (or Piazzas if you wish) still define the Italian city. They were used for religious and political propaganda, commerce, festivals and public executions. They are a second […]

Via Scelerata and the Evil Steps

Via Scelerata and the Evil Steps

A foreign visitor stopped me on the via Cavour and with two words he asked one of the most frequent tourist questions in Rome’s Monti District. “Saint Peters?” He phrased the question with an expression of frustration, as if he had been searching for the church for quite a while. I knew right away he […]

Provence – The Roman Province along the via Julia

Provence – The Roman Province along the via Julia

Along the via Julia Augusta (via Aurelia): Aix, Pont Flavien, Frejus, Nice, La Turbie In 13 BC, the via Julia Augusta went east from Arelate (Arles) to Aix en Provence, Fréjus, Nice and into the Ligurian coast of the Italian peninsula where it merged with the via Amelia, via Postumia and via Aurelia back to […]