Category Archives: Rome attractions

Galleria Doria Pamphilj

I made a deal with myself in November: I would visit at least one museum each week. Except for the Christmas holiday weeks, I’ve done well. So far I have two favorites—the Museo di Roma (Museum of Rome, on Piazza … Continue reading

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Rome’s Exhibit of the Shimmering Treasure of Naples

I went to the exhibition Il Tesoro di Napoli (The Treasure of Naples) Wednesday and am still shaking my head in wonder at the glorious collection there. A friend suggested that I go and told me that it was a … Continue reading

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Ara Pacis

On Saturday, November 16, we visited the Ara Pacis Augustae, a marble altar consecrated in 9 BC and dedicated to the Roman goddess Peace. On Tuesday, November 19, torrential rains damaged the roof of the building, causing leaks in the museum. … Continue reading

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Rome’s Sublime Madonnelle 3

As you know from my first two posts on the madonnelle of Rome, I am fascinated by them, and I can’t stop looking for them. I’m not the only one. People who wander through Centro Storico with me have caught … Continue reading

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Seeing Rome on a Bad Knee

My brother-in-law visited us in Rome for three weeks, returning to the US last Saturday. When we began talking about his trip, Charlie told us that he wanted to see the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the … Continue reading

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Fireworks over Castel Sant’Angelo

Italy celebrates many public holidays. It often seems as though Italy celebrates a holiday every week, but it doesn’t. Yesterday Italy and other countries around the world celebrated the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (La Festa di San Pietro … Continue reading

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Piazza Navona

Although I have lived in Rome for nearly two years, I just realized that I’ve never blogged about Piazza Navona. How can that be? I walk through Piazza Navona several times a week (sometimes several times a day), and it’s … Continue reading

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