Tag Archives: Rome

Bernini’s Hidden Spiral Staircase

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“Students of architecture study this staircase.” The tour guide stated proudly. “It has withstood hundreds of years as a service staircase, and continues to serve as one today.” The structure the guide was referring to, is the 17th century spiral staircase … Continue reading

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My Top 5 European Cities, a collage

Travel and Leisure posted a video on Facebook showing their Top 5 European Cities: 5- Budapest, Hungary 4- San Sebastian, Spain 3- Barcelona, Spain 2- Rome, Italy 1- Florence, Italy. Budapest is on my bucket list, and now San Sebastian is … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Rome

In response to The Daily Post’s photo challenge, collage.

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Out of Focus in Rome

While traveling, I like to look at the scenery and snap pictures. Aboard a bus one evening in Rome, while our bus was idling waiting for traffic to clear, I attempted to take a panoramic picture of Saint Peter’s Basilica.I … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

Rome has four Papal Basilicas, namely, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Basilica di Santa Maggiore, Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, and Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. Papal Basilicas are the highest ranking Roman Catholic Church buildings. Santa Maria Maggiore holds … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Trevi Fountain, Rome

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One of the popular free attractions in Rome is the Trevi Fountain. Even during the off season, tourists flock to the fountain. It was a challenge to take pictures without anyone photo bombing.Fontana di Trevi is the largest Baroque fountain … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Pizza Margherita?

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I thought that Pizza Margherita has tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil. But the couple of times we ordered Pizza Margherita in Italy, there weren’t any visible basil!When we ordered Margherita with prosciutto in Pompeii, no basil either.These pizzas may … Continue reading

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Sunday Review: FH Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome

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Finally, I get to sit down and write a review of this hotel we stayed at in Rome on our trip to Italy. It is long overdue. We went on an escorted tour, so it was the tour company’s choice … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

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One of the sights that catches attention at the Roman Forum is the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. It’s a well preserved edifice among the ruins that give a glimpse of ancient Rome. Its green door stands out amidst the … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Cacio e Pepe

Cheese and pepper! Pecorino Romano cheese and fresh pepper. These are the two main ingredients in this Roman dish. It’s simple, and when prepared the right way, with quality ingredients, really good. Leaving some hot cooking water with the pasta … Continue reading

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