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One day, my friend suggested that we walk to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore with its own Piazza off of the major street, Via Cavour and so we ambled along on a beautiful day, getting a little lost along the way. 1,024 more words

Bussiness & Consumer News

Roman Holiday - Saturday in the Eternal City

Saturday was spent ticking even more amazing things off my list of sites and wonders in Rome. I did a walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto and the Trastevere neighborhoods, explored Piazza and Palazzo Venezia,  Capitoline Hill, Piazza del Campidoglio, Ponte Sisto, Isola Tiberina, etc etc etc. 227 more words


I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY, Pavel Freidman's Terezín poem

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

by Pavel Freidman

The last, the very last,

So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.

Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing… 315 more words

General Interest

Roman Spa Keeps an Ancient Tradition Alive

By Mary Van Hollebeke

Over 2,000 years after the ancient Roman baths, Acqua Madre spa in Rome is keeping the tradition alive through their hammam services. 758 more words


Follow the golden-cobblestone road

By Maya Hutchinson

Today’s walk took an unexpected turn as I hit a gold mine. Almost literally.

After tripping on the uneven cobblestones of the Via del Portico D’Ottavia, I took a step back to find the culprit. 737 more words


Rome's Fountain of the Four Turtles

The spritely “Fontana delle Tartarughe,” Fountain of the Turtles, is located in the Piazza Mattei in the Jewish Ghetto of Rome. Beautifully expressive while quite intriguing, the late Renaissance sculpture is one of the few fountains that were not built for a pope, but for a private patron. 280 more words


Olive Oil: Let’s Cook Some Artichoke

It is fascinating how certain things capture our attention. How we fixate on objects, people, or moments, that we have an emotional connection with. For me while I have been abroad, that is food. 629 more words

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