A Day Trip from Rome to Hadrian’s Villa

The Canopus, modeled after a park Hadrian saw in Alexandria, Egypt, at Hadrian's Villa. When you visit Rome, don't neglect to take some of the easy day trips to other significant attractions. The [...]

By |2018-07-23T13:11:44+00:00July 22, 2018|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |13 Comments

28 Things to Do and See in Rome

The Temple of Saturn is the iconic ruin the the Roman Forum. When you think of things to do in Rome, keep one main thing in mind. Rome is the capital city of [...]

An Exclusive Tour of Rome’s Palazzo Colonna

The Battle of Lepanto as depicted on the Great Gallery Hall ceiling in Palazzo Colonna, Rome You may have walked right by this place, the Palazzo Colonna in the middle of Rome, and [...]

By |2018-03-08T15:26:08+00:00November 6, 2016|Categories: Europe, History Travel, Italy|Tags: , |14 Comments

Modern Architecture in Rome: Rebuilding the City

The MAXXI Museum can be disorienting. Is it dated already? Or does it recall peering into the ruins below Rome's streets? I don’t mind saying that travel has a way of reminding me [...]

By |2018-03-12T09:22:34+00:00February 24, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy|Tags: , , , , |35 Comments

The Pope’s Chair, St. John Lateran, Rome

The pope's chair, or cathedra, is at Saint John Lateran in Rome. It's not at Saint Peter's. If you said that St. Peter's Basilica is the Pope's "home church" in Rome, you'd be [...]

By |2018-03-26T10:43:37+00:00January 3, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Vatican City|Tags: , |14 Comments

Roman Forum, Temple of Saturn

The hot Roman summer sun beats down on the Temple of Saturn in the Forum. One of the few large structures left standing after the multiple sackings by various northern European tribes getting their vengeance [...]

Statue of a Woman, Pompeii

The arms reaching out suggest a plaintive posture in the face of the mass death at Pompeii. Not as poignant as the casts of the bodies entombed by the falling ash and pumice, but nevertheless [...]