Cemeteries aren’t normally big tourist attractions*. You don’t arrive in a new area and think to yourself, “Gee, I sure hope they have a notable cemetery!” But I have now been to the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome two times which I think warrants my sharing about it here. *That is, unless you’re visiting Gettysburg or … More The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome
Welcome to Quattro per Venerdì, the Italian edition of Four for Friday. As mentioned in my last post, Jon and I just returned from Italy where we visited Joel and Mallory. Instead of giving you a post of all the things you might expect to see from a trip to Italy*, I thought I would … More Quattro per Venerdì!
Spoiler alert. Today’s post is about one of my favorite parts of my trip to Rome. I’ve been trying my best to hold off on sharing it until the very end, but I simply cannot. When my brother and his wife first moved to Rome, amidst the stammers and awkward pauses in their language classes*, … More La Locanda dei Girasoli
If asked which of my hobbies I would like to really dig deeper into in order to better perfect it, my answer would be, without pause, people watching. I imagine most have participated in this laid back activity. Time to time I often find myself engaged in a beautiful moment of people watching with the pressing … More People are Everywhere
When I began researching things to do in and around Rome, Bracciano Castle came up as a popular nearby spot to visit. Having toured a “castle” in America, of course, I wanted to compare. But today’s post is not about Bracciano Castle*. It is about another castle I overlooked in my planning, because once you … More A Castle for the Evening
I’m going to keep us in Rome for a bit because, chances are, if you know anything about Rome, you know it is home to the Colosseum. Originally, I told my brother I would be satisfied with simply seeing the outside of the Colosseum, a given if you spend any length of time in and … More We Like Free
Coming back from having not posted for so many months to wanting to share Italy stories with you has left me with the fortunate problem of…what to tell of first? Do I start with Florence, my favorite spot we visited outside of Rome? Or maybe I tell you about the city which failed to impress … More Let’s Start at the Very Beginning
1. Mac Mart In case you’ve been living a life of seclusion in a shack you built on your own a la Ted Kaczynski style* and this blog is your only source of connection with the real world**, I’ll give you the biggest news of this past week: the Eagles won the Super Bowl. *See … More Four for Friday!
I haven’t posted about what I’m currently reading since February….2017.* And unfortunately, if you’re hoping for an update, that isn’t what I’m giving today.** *Shameful, I know. **However, now that I’ve noticed this absence, and certainly am not currently still reading the books from last year’s post, I will right this wrong promptly. I read … More Be Fierce.