Category Archives: Rome

Antico Caffé Santamaria and Olive Dolci on Mosaic Day in Rome

I am totally burying the lead on this post, but it’s because I don’t want the food – the dairy free aspect of the narrative – to get too lost in the shuffle, as it too often does.  You see, … Continue reading

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Villa Farnesina, Santa Maria in Trastevere and Hotel Forum Restaurant

With just a couple of days left in our week in Rome, Thursday found us visiting a somewhat out-of-the-way neighborhood, that is, Trastevere, on the west side of the Tiber River.  We would visit one of the private-home art museums, … Continue reading

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Pane e Salame and Mastro Ciccia Frame Bernini Day in Rome

You might say it was a risk entrusting me to plan our trip to Rome (and then on to Venice).  I had been to Venice for one day, and Rome never – and Therese had visited Venice many times and … Continue reading

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MACRO, Galleria Borghese and Ristorante Il Viaggio in Rome

Over our first three days in Rome, we covered all the ultra-touristy attractions: we rode the Hop-on, Hop-off bus, and saw the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel (and the Vatican Museums).  With that under our belt, it was time to … Continue reading

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Sistine Chapel, Libreria del Viaggiatore and Frigidarium Gelateria

I’d like you to believe that this is a photo I took during our visit to the Sistine Chapel.  But anyone who has visited there knows that such photo taking is strictly forbidden.  No, this and other photos I have … Continue reading

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The Colosseum and San Pietro in Vincoli on Sunday in Rome

Normally, when I am traveling, I tend to avoid the obvious draws.  For example, when I went to the Louvre in 2010, I walked right by the Mona Lisa.  And on this trip to Rome, I knew I was not … Continue reading

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Hop-on Hop-off Bus Highlights First Day in Rome Italy

You could call me anti-tourist, as ironic as it would be for me to be that way (considering how much traveling I do), and you wouldn’t be far from the truth.  So when Therese and I decided to do one … Continue reading

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