Come Il Latte, Rome, Italy

Foodie Friday | When in Rome Eat Gelato

Gelato may be my single favorite food. That is a strong statement, but I am okay with that.  Some people spend their time in Rome visiting ancient ruins and churches, as do I.  I just have other priorities, as well.  I did indulge in artichokes alla giudecca, spaghetti alla carbonara and porcini just about every way possible. As you might imagine, not a bad meal … Continue reading Foodie Friday | When in Rome Eat Gelato

Palazzo Colonna, Rome, Italy

When in Rome | Spend Saturday like a Noble

Staying in one city for a week affords the opportunity to see places that are off the beaten path. A highlight of this Roman holiday was a visit to the Palazzo Colonna, open Saturdays only from 9:00 – 14:00 pm (last entry at 13h15). The Colonna family started construction on their palace in the 14th century and  has resided here ever since.  Oddone Colonna aka Pope Martin V appointed the Palace as the … Continue reading When in Rome | Spend Saturday like a Noble

Imperial Forum, Rome, Ancient Rome

When in Rome |

Bad News first: Rome is in the midst of major renovations with scaffolding and temporary enclosures covering the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and numerous other monuments.  Good news: much of the work is complete. Trevi Fountain reopened last week after 17 months of work and has never looked better (although the massive crowds make it hard to see). Work on the Spanish Steps is expected to be complete … Continue reading When in Rome |