Rome at the Holidays

Rome at the Holidays

This year I came back to Rome right after Christmas. This allowed me to spend New Years with my sweetie and to see the holiday decorations in Rome that I normally miss. They strictly take them down after Epiphany. They … (read more)

Rome Summer 2012

Rome Summer 2012

I’m just finishing another round in Rome. This trip was a bit shorter because I have to return to NJ for my Italian citizenship appointment, which I’ve had for a year and could not be moved. After that I’ll be … (read more)

Abbazia delle Tre Fontane

Abbazia delle Tre Fontane

On March 14, 2012 Daniele and I visited the Abbazia delle Tre Fontane. This is an abbey built on a site of three springs, the site of martyrdom of St. Paul. This write-up and photos are from over a year … (read more)

Carnevale in Rome

Carnevale in Rome

This write-up and photos are from almost a year ago, Carnevale 2012, but they never made it up. I’m trying to upload old pictures and the accompanying stories now with back dates so they are archived in order. Today (Saturday) … (read more)

Snow in Rome

This is an older post that got forgotten– because it’s not all that interesting. I’m putting it up now with a back-dated post-time. Since this blog is, primarily, my own travel diary. Sometimes people are surprised to hear that it … (read more)

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

A little while back I noticed a museum on Via del Corso, here in Rome, that I had never visited. It is the historical home of the Doria-Pamphilj family, one of the great noble families of Italy. Peeking inside from … (read more)

Corrine’s Visit

My cousin Corrine, her daughter Celina, husband Anthony, and Anthony’s father recently made a trip to Italy. They spent most of the time with Anthony’s family and attending a wedding but we did get to spend one day together in … (read more)

Fabienne’s Visit to Rome

Fabienne’s Visit to Rome

My friend from high school, Fabienne made a special trip to Rome to visit me. We had lots of adventures in the center and area around Rome. We also took a trip to Florence and Venice. Originally I had misread … (read more)

Arrivaderci Roma

I am heading back to New Jersey after 2+ months in Rome. It’s just for a short visit (I hope) and then I’ll be back here. It will be nice to see everyone back home, but I’ll miss it here. … (read more)

Italian Labor Day

Italian Labor Day

(Man with tri-color beard for Italian Labor Day) Today was a very hectic and crowded day in Rome. May 1st is the Italian equivalent of Labor Day. Every year the three biggest unions in Italy hold a free outdoor concert … (read more)