Tonight, Venice

Tonight, we’re in Venice: wandering along the Grand Canal after the rain, forging our path through the chaotic Serenissima, venturing out onto the unsteady wooden beams of an ancient gondola dock – searching for a photograph. Beauty, as always, is our reward.  

What Else?

TUSCANY, ITALY – My friend in Rome would suggest visiting fantastic historical sights in and out of the city, which is how I finally made it to Tivoli, Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este. They would take me to artisan gelaterias that were too expensive to afford but had too pure of flavors not to spend…

My Kind of Fourth

ROME, LAZIO, ITALY – A year ago I was in Rome, and had completely forgotten about the upcoming 4th of July holiday until a friend of mine back in the USA reminded me of it about a week prior to the day (no one in Italy had any idea it was approaching, naturally). Although it…

Via Condotti

ROME, LAZIO, ITALY – Strolling through Via Condotti is an experience in itself, unique in Rome. The main street leading up to and away from Piazza di Spagna, it is lined with shops sporting the most impressive brand names: Prada, Dior, Hermes, Fendi, any others you could possibly imagine. It is crowded and busy. It…

Santa Maria in Trastevere

ROME, LAZIO, ITALY – While in Rome during the summer of 2012 I was on a mission to seek out her most ancient churches, interested especially in those which would have held witness to the city through the 10th century A.D. Santa Maria in Trastevere definitely qualified, with a groundbreaking of 340 A.D. – one…

Civita di Bagnoregio

CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO, VITERBO, ITALY – After an extended weekend bouncing between the lesser known hill towns in Tuscany, we headed back to Rome pleasantly exhausted. My friend turned to me and said, “There is one more stop we have to make.” I groaned. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to visit another hill town…