Monster grotto in Bomarzo's Parco dei Mostri

Day Trip from Rome: The Monster-Filled Gardens of Bomarzo

Bomarzo’s Parco dei Mostri is a park filled with fantastical sculptures of animals, monsters, and other beasts. It’s an ideal day trip from Rome.

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The Coolest View of the Colosseum

The Colosseum is a fascinating structure no matter where you view it. But my favorite perch from which to view the Colosseum has to be on this footbridge that spans the busy streets of the Monti neighborhood. The footbridge is…

Anthony Bourdain Dined Only Here

It’s been a few days since the world learned that Anthony Bourdain passed away. The news hit me hard and I wrote a post on my other blog. I also posted his “No Reservations” Rome episode on this site’s Facebook…

Video: Living in Rome

People often ask me what it’s like living in Rome. And it’s hard to give an answer that pleases everyone. There is the breathtaking beauty (the Colosseum, Saint Peter’s, a narrow alley in Centro, the fashionable people), as well as…

If You Love Rome, This May Be the Best Museum You’ve Never Visited

I was drawn to the Museo di Roma at Palazzo Braschi for the view. The museum sits at the southwest end of Piazza Navona and has an incredible view of the famous square from its second and third floors. I’ve…

Galleria Spada - Borromini's Perspective

House Museums of Rome: Art-Filled Oases Minus the Crowds

The house museums and palace galleries of Rome are among the city’s best-kept secrets.

Piazza del Popolo Snow

Snow in Rome – Roma Sotto La Neve

I’m not much of a winter person. That’s one reason I like Rome so much. It rarely snows here. The last time was in 2012 – six years ago. Despite that, I have always wanted to see Rome with a…