Why you should visit Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum

Palatine Hill If reading Roman mythology, Palatine Hill was the where the cave that Lupa the she-wolf found Romulus and Remus.  The cave was known as the Lupercal.  Romulus and Remus were twin brothers born to Rhea Silvia, daughter of Numitor, king of Alba Longa. Whatever the true story is and how Romulus killed his brother Remus …

The Incredible Villa Borghese

The incredible Villa Borghese What a beautiful day we picked to visit the Villa Borghese!  We came here after the very busy morning at the Vatican Museum and considering how many people were at the Vatican and the Museum, the almost tranquil atmosphere at the park and the Villa was so very welcome.   Click here …

Two really cool things to do in Rome after dark…

Bone Chapel Take the tour of this amazing site here and at the Catacombs.  This is the tour company that we used.  Great tour company.  Whitney suggested this and if you have not figured out yet, Whitney was pretty amazing at her suggestions i.e., San Marino, Polignano A Mare, etc… I wish we could have taken …

Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain So the day before we came here with beautiful water flowing from the fountain, we stumbled upon it while it was being cleaned.  Alas, no water. We were a bit disappointed but understood that something this beautiful must be maintained.  However the next day after we saw the Pantheon, we found that the …

You must see the Pantheon

The Roman Pantheon After leaving the Tiber River area, we walked, and I recommend walking.  Trying to drive there is a nightmare and really unnecessary if you are going to sites throughout Rome.  The train system is good as well and the buses, but walk if you can.  It feels good to walk after sitting …

Incredible artwork at St. Peter’s Basilica…

St. Peter’s Basilica Here are some tips for taking a tour to the Vatican.   Take a tour.  Use a tour group that has good reviews.  There is always going to be the unhappy person, but take the one with the most positive review Take the early morning tour.  Trust me it is worth it.  Then …

Arriving in Rome

Rome What can one say about the Capital city of Roma?  A lot.  It is a cosmopolitan city that has both the ancient, old and new all mixed in together.  It is a hustle and bustle of teeming life.  People on corners all over the city, selling their wares, food, clothes, trinkets, and tours.   What …