I arrive early for the tour hosted by Context Rome (affordable selection of walking tours) and make a round of the piazza. Piazza Navona is alight with activity and it is no wonder Maria has suggested that I have a glass of red wine and observe life unfolding on the square. I feel more like a gelato […]More
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When choosing a hotel for this trip I consulted every site imaginable, reaching out to both friends and family for advice. A friend and colleague in the events business recommended the Locarno, a hotel where she had stayed on a business trip a few years back. I was on the fence for quite awhile, debating […]More
“What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Maximus The crux of the ruins and the Forum lie behind Via Venezia and the monument dedicated to Emmanuelle Vittorio II, Italy’s first king. Manny must have made quite a splash—his monument is enormous featuring detailed carvings of battle shields and arms. Military stands guard 24/7 […]More
Leaving Locarno I make my way to Piazza del Popolo. Known as the traditional north entrance to the city, it is the starting point for local Romans on their evening passegiata. The center of the piazza features a 10-story Egyptian obelisk brought to Rome in 1589. A trident of streets leads people to the heart of […]More
The plane touched down in Rome just after 6AM, an earlier arrival than planned according to the pilots: Una bella giornata a Roma…and it was, once we got past the archaic, queue-less customs counter. The herd of arriving passengers was more of a cattle corral, literally. I wish I had the sense to take a […]More
Everybody vents About everyone they know. Unless they’re a monk, Under silent vows. There’s no use in denying an unspoken truth. Unspoken? A fact. We’re only human after all, a work in progress. Occasionally words surface, come up for air question behavior. Grievances are aired. Minds open, change perspective. Suddenly one sees. The human heart […]More