Monthly Archives: March 2015

Una Passeggiata a Roma – Part II

It wasn’t lunch time yet, but it would be soon, so I set off from Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere to have a look at the restaurants in the area. Just in case the chef’s aversion to ‘Tourist Menus’ extends to tourists’ languages… … Continue reading

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Una Passeggiata a Roma – Part I

After the guided tour of the Vatican Gardens, I needed a day of just meandering around. No museums.  No art galleries.  No churches.  But where to spend such a day in a city that seems to have at least one of those around … Continue reading

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The Pope’s Garden

Whenever we’re talking about all there is to see in Rome – even, as we saw last week, its fountains – inevitably the name of a Pope, or two, comes up.  It was time to visit the garden of those Popes. To … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere…

After all those fountains at Villa d’Este I had water on the brain.  At least that’s what I think led me to a way to see Rome in a new, more positive light.  I would go on a scavenger hunt of its fountains. On … Continue reading

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A Cure for Road Rage and Other Modern Ailments

The next time you have to slam on your bakes to avoid crashing into the car that has just cut in front of you, or  you’re stuck, seething, behind a car whose driver turned on his – or her, these things being … Continue reading

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