Tag Archives: Rome

Peeking at St Peter’s bones

Far beneath St Peter’s lies a fascinating subterranean world that few get to see. Looking up through those floor grills (above), we saw the many feet of pilgrims and tourists thronging St Peter’s. The main church is so full of … Continue reading

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The Colosseum and the Palatine Hills

There isn’t much to say about the Colosseum. Plenty is written about it online and in books. It is one of the derigeur¬† sights in Rome. You can’t go to Rome and not see the Colosseum. Like most of ancient … Continue reading

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On an evening in Roma

It is fitting that the word romance comes from Roma. And for me, happily married mother of five, Rome weaved its magic and proved that even the matronly were not exempt from romance. It was one of those golden evenings … Continue reading

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The Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

It’s not hard, standing beneath this, more than 100ft below, to imagine the ancient Romans in this temple, gazing upwards into the eye of heaven. The teeming crowds of tourists today are no different. We all look upwards the minute … Continue reading

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A sliver of Rome

Walking through the centre of Rome is a walk through history. Slowly peel back the layers of time like the big onion of history. If you notice, the Largo Argentina and the Pantheon, all sit some way below road level. … Continue reading

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To market, to market… in Rome

I love markets. It’s always fun browsing around to see what people are buying and selling in different parts of the world. In Rome, the market at Campo di Fiori is well-known. This little morning market on the other hand, … Continue reading

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