Rome

Rome By The Glass

Monday, October 25, 2010

By Jude Polotan Poor Giordano Bruno. Ten years before Galileo would take the same stance, this former Dominican friar had the temerity to assert that the sun and not the Earth was the center of the universe, earning him a spot front and center in Rome’s Campo di’ Fiore, where he was burned at the […]

Video: An Insider’s Guide To Wandering Rome

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oh man, my dream job: a city tour guide — in Rome no less. Rome Walks, a walking tour company in The Eternal City, put together this handy vid, pointing out some tips for seeing the city, both on and off the beaten path. Highlight: 2:22. “Wander down Vicolo de Cinque and you can find […]

I’m Heading To Italy, Where Should I Go?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some friends of mine are planning a trip to Italy at the end of the summer, and they recently asked me, “Where should we go?”, which, if you think about it, is quite a loaded question given the scale of the country. It’s kind of like asking, “What should I do with my life?” or […]

How Not To Be A Cow In Rome

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Isn’t a little disconcerting that so many animal metaphors are invoked when describing summer travel in Rome? Well, there’s a reason for it: too many people at too few sites equals cow-like tendencies. For a little help as to when to stray away from the herd, and when it’s best to go ahead and corral […]

Be Blown Away By This Amazing Video On Rome

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I came across this great video on Rome by Cameron Moll the other day while I was browsing the “Travel Videos” section on Vimeo. Despite the obvious commentary at the beginning (“We’re standing in front of the Colosseum . . . Rome — Italy”), Cameron does a great job capturing images of the Eternal City […]

Top 10 Alternative Sights In Rome

Monday, December 15, 2008

Seen the Vatican? Done the Coliseum? Walked the . . . well you get it. From decorative crypts to Jetsons-like malls, here are the top 10 lesser-known sights around Rome you’re unlikely to find in any travel guide. By Sarah Parker 1. The Hot Air Balloon in Villa Borghese Villa Borghese may be one of […]

Livin’ La Dolce Vita a Roma

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I finished rewatching La Dolce Vita the other night and I was surprised at how different the film was from what I remember after first seeing it many years ago. Most noticeably, how critical Fellini portrays Rome. Far from the glamour and the romance so associated with the city, Fellini really takes a negative view […]

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