The Coolest View of the Colosseum

Colosseum in black and white

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 hardly a secret — you’ll find handfuls of tourists here at all hours of the day trying to get the perfect shot for Instagram.…

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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 daily reminders of Rome’s unique character (nasoni fountains, commuting priests and nuns, ruins big and small).…

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Masterpiece in the Pinacoteca Brera

Milan’s Pinacoteca Brera is a first class gallery on par with Italy’s finest museums. The collection of Italian, mostly religious, art is spread out in 38 rooms and includes masterpieces by Andrea Mantegna, Piero Della Francesca, Raphael, and Caravaggio.

But I was most taken by Gentile and Giovanni Bellini’s “St.…

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