Tag Archive: Rome

Aventine Hill, Rome

Rome is a city of hills. One hill affords you sweeping views of the The Eternal City, while another provides archeological insights from the excavations of lavish bath houses. Yet another hill holds… Continue reading

The Incidental Roman Affair, Part III: Rome at Night

At night, Rome sizzles with a subtly sensuous sheen. As tourists retire to their luxury suites and their budget hostels, as shops lock their doors and street vendors return home, the city’s historic center –its Centro Storico– eases away… Continue reading

The Incidental Roman Affair, Part II: Dinner Date?

I guess you could say it started with a kiss – a Perugina Bacio, that is. Shortly after introducing me to delectable hazelnut chocolates with love notes, Nicolò goes off to work, and I proceed… Continue reading

The Incidental Roman Affair, Part I: Gelato e Baci

It’s a pleasantly crisp February morning as the sun shines brightly over Piazza del Risorgimento. Mischievous gusts of wind whip through narrow, cobbled streets as The Eternal City relishes a leisurely start to another wonderfully… Continue reading

A View From the Top: Vatican City

The view from atop St. Peter’s Basilica isn’t an everyday sight. More precisely, it’s not every day you climb up 550 steps to reach the cupola of Basilica di San Pietro. You can… Continue reading

Gusto, Gusti, Gelato!

I’m allergic to the cold. Except when it comes to gelato. I wouldn’t want to live in a city where it snows, and I sometimes struggle with California winters despite the mild chill.… Continue reading

La Fontana di Trevi at Midnight

  My very first wish at the Trevi Fountain was to be back as soon as possible. I was back less that 24 hours later…and promptly made another wish to return within the… Continue reading