A Photo Tour of Rome’s Seven Hills

Having been a grateful traveler to Italy over the past years, it occurred to me recently that, despite being familiar with the saying that Rome was built on seven hills, I wasn’t at all sure that I’d even seen one. Definitely I could not name any of them. And with most trips to Italy ultimately…

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 the Apostle Paul — one of the original followers of Jesus — was executed in Rome by order of Roman emperor Nero….

Snapshots from Italy, Ancient

Staying in the heart of Rome this summer, just due passi (“two steps”) from the center of the old empire, one word comes to mind: ancient. Leading directly to the center of ancient Rome is the Via dei Fori Imperiali, which can be translated as the Road of the Imperial Courts. This road stretches from Piazza Venezia…

Evening in Rome

A passeggiata at sunset, and Rome never disappoints….    

True Love

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

Snapshots from Italy: Favorites Across the Years, Part 1

A very rough (and probably low) estimate of pictures of Italy I have in my personal files is around 2500. So, in what seems like a perfect way to avoid post-Christmas clean up and neglected laundry from the holidays, I thought it would be fun to showcase some of my top favorites this month. Enjoy…

Christmas Lights in Italy

I Luci di Natale in Italia If a picture is worth a thousand words (mille parole), how many does a video cover? Find out by taking a virtual trip to Italy to see the Christmas lights, with three bits of footage culled from YouTube. Enjoy! Divertiti!  Two and a half minutes in Florence/due e mezzo minuti…

Snapshots from Italy, Ancient

Staying in the heart of Rome this summer, just due passi (“two steps”) from the center of the old empire, one word comes to mind: ancient. Leading directly to the center of ancient Rome is the Via dei Fori Imperiali, which can be translated as the Road of the Imperial Courts. This road stretches from Piazza Venezia…

Discover the Park of Monsters with Tourist by Chance

A Guest Post by Valter Baldu I’m so happy to share today’s post by Valter of Tourist by Chance — Italian born, living in Rome and loving being a tourist in his own country. His blog is rich with Italian travel details and photos, and he often takes readers off the typical tourist path. Today…