A Visit to Rome’s Majestic Saint Paul Outside the Walls

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” – Paul the Apostle, 1 Corinthians 13:13. In the early first century Paul the Apostle Paul — one of the original followers of Jesus — was executed in Rome by order of Roman emperor Nero….

Keep Calm and Love Roma

If “all roads lead to Rome”, I’m guessing that this ancient path in front of the Colosseum is one of those roads. If it’s your first visit to this ancient city, the Colosseum cannot be missed.  (Although truthfully, if I find myself in Rome, this is the first thing I want to see. For me,…

Sounds of Italia

Ciao a tutti — hello everyone! Yesterday marked my three-year blog-iversary and what would have been my beloved father’s 73rd birthday. I feel fortunate to have spent the day in southern Italy, in the heel of the boot, with his (our) cousins, carissimi cugini! It’s been an incredible three weeks in Italy. I can’t believe I’ve been…

Does anyone else feel this way about Italy?

Quote from Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Photo somewhere near Rome’s Spanish Steps by Stacy di Anna. I invite you to sign my guestbook, and be sure to like my Facebook page, where I share often about Italy!

Just Roaming in Rome

This Italian proverb is similar to you can’t judge a book by its cover meaning, things are not always as they seem. Photo by Prayers and Piazzas in Rome.

And Behind This Curtain…

An irresistible balcony in Rome. I have often wondered, with a balcony this inviting, what bellezza (beauty) lies on the other side. Photo by Prayers and Piazzas.