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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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Snapshot: Sphere Within A Sphere

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When I saw a bronze globe at the Pine Cone Garden of the Vatican Museum in Rome, I immediately thought, “Earth!” The outdoor sculpture is by Italian artist Amaldo Pomodoro.The orb is cracked with another sphere in the crack. Hence … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Arch of Constantine, Rome

The Arch of Constantine is a well-preserved Arch. It commemorates the acceptance of Christianity by the Roman Empire. Emperor Constantine built it after he defeated his rival Maxentius in AD 312.Viewing the Arch is always free, and it is always … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Temple of Romulus

This temple door is made in bronze. It is original, and the lock still works. Emperor Maxentius built the temple in AD 307 in honor of his son, Romulus, who died in childhood. The temple and its green door may … Continue reading

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Colosseum, Rome

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The Colosseum (Colosseo) is one of Europe’s most recognizable landmarks. It was used as a venue to entertain the masses. Per our tour guide, the masses not only came to watch gladiators fight with fellow gladiators and ferocious animals, but … Continue reading

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