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

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September in Rome – 2017

September in Rome – 2017

In 2017, Rome, and all of Italy, suffered the worst drought in 60 years. Rainfall was close to 80% below normal. The water flow to Rome has been continuous, without interruption, for over 2000 years, and yet, the drought of 2017 has changed all that. Many of the fountains of the larger Piazze still flowed, […]

Ancient Greece in Sicily – Akragas (Agrigento)

Ancient Greece in Sicily – Akragas (Agrigento)

Akragas – Agrigento Around 580 BC, the wealthy colony of Gela in the south of the island began trading their crops to the west, to the Sicani, Elymian and the Carthaginians. The Greek colonies didn’t really trust the Carthaginians but business was good. Instead of fortifying the walls of Gela, just in case Carthage did […]

Ancient Greece in Sicily – Segesta vs. Selinunte

Ancient Greece in Sicily – Segesta vs. Selinunte

The colonization of Sicily in the 8th century BC pretty much kept the Greeks to the East and the Carthaginians to the West, but by the 7th century BC the Greeks began to expand. In 628 BC the colonists from Megara Hyblaea, about 12km north of Syracuse went West. Hoping to capitalize on trade with […]