Tag Archives: Rome

Happy Birthday from Buca Di Beppo’s

Katie and Henry have  birthdays in August and today seemed the perfect opportunity to celebrate .  At the last minute Chris and his family were unable to join us and we missed them  but  a good time was had by … Continue reading

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The Pantheon Paris

If this building looks familiar, it might be that you have visited the Pantheon in Rome. Pantheon is a Greek word that translates as “temple to all gods.” This post is about the Pantheon in Paris in the Latin Quarter. … Continue reading

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Christmas Market Shopping in Roma, Italia Piazza Novona

Piazza Navona Christmas market in Rome  is  on the list of best European Christmas Markets.   It is on the ancient site of the Circus of Domitian and has the shape of a stadium because of the games played  there … Continue reading

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A Roman Surprise. . . . . .

Let me take you back to the Roman Christmas my family had. David had taken students to spend the fall semester in Rome and the children and I were to fly over and meet him for Christmas.  The apartment he … Continue reading

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Castel Sant’ Angelo

From Google Public Domain   If you asked my son today, many years after our times in Roma with groups of students, he would tell you that the Castel  was and is his favorite site.  He has a picture or … Continue reading

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Another Pope, Another Place, Another Blessing. . . . .

During my husband’s tenure, he has taken groups of architecture students  to study in Rome and travel  all through  Italy, for a semester abroad , similar to his  trips to India.  David always says that “Professors don’t get  rich but … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the World 2014

These are  beautiful images for your eyes today.  Now,  I want to plan trips to Australia and Brazil ! This is the Incredible World Where  We Live! What do you think of the list?   Anyone have additions or  corrections? … Continue reading

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Pannini Not Panini ?

Oh I have to quickly get your attention before you click me off after seeing this grand 18th century portrait of Govanni Paol Pannini!  Here is the more well know panini or hot toasted Italian sandwich , we all know … Continue reading

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Beware the Ides of March !

It was the year 44 BC and Julius Caesar was at the top of his game, or so he thought. A respected seer had predicted his assassination on the Ides of March (March 15).  As he walked to the Theater … Continue reading

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Domus Aurea Nero’s Golden Palace

What comes to mind when Emperor Nero is mentioned?  Of course, fiddling while Rome burns. Well there was  huge fire in 64 AD during his reign, but I  don’t think it has been proven that  he set the great fire. … Continue reading

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