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A Michelangelo right next to Termini, but totally empty. Win for me!

I love the lesser known Michelangelos, because I get them all to myself. In the case of the Baths of Diocletian, a huge complex of ruins  572 more words


On this day in 1590 - Pope Sixtus V died

Pope Sixtus V was born 13th December 1521 as Felice Peretti di Montalto at Grottammare. His parents were Pier Gentile and Marianna da Frontillo, they were a poor family. 598 more words

Tudor Chronicles

Rome Travel Journal - Day One

30th September 2014

I land at Fiumicino airport just outside Rome at about 10.30. I grab a taxi to my hotel in an excited rush, I have a packed itinerary for the next ten days and need to start ticking places off of my list as soon as possible. 1,624 more words

Travel Journals

Santa Maria degli Angeli at Piazza della Repubblica

The last internal visit on this trip.  This church (properly known as Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri),another building which has been sculpted out of the remains of the… 347 more words


Imperial Palmyra


Prior to becoming a Roman Province in 64 BCE Palmyra is thought to have been organised in the Greek style with a Senate and an Assembly, her architecture reflected Greco-Parthian influences from Babylon and Seleucia. 611 more words

Housekeeping Details, or Artemis, Queen of Laundry

Oct 7. Artemis, the queen of laundry, did a wash. What should have been 30 minutes turned into 2 hours. Getting out of the apt is an adventure. 218 more words