Florence, a beautiful
woman flowered in warm tone
colors peek from stone
When you travel from Rome to Assisi to Florence you sense that civilization’s power awakened in Rome, it’s humility awakened in Assisi, and it’s beauty and creativity awakened in Florence. Continue reading “Florence”
While in Rome we visited an incredible museum dedicated to Etruscan art. Continue reading “Before Rome – the Etruscans”
Assisi is the birthplace of St Francis who revolutionized the Catholic Church through his spiritual marriage to Lady Poverty and his devotion to a life of simplicity, silence and prayer.
Continue reading “Pilgrimage to Assisi”
I learned about an opportunity to rent a bicycle and ride down the Appian Way – the Main Street of Rome. My foot injury from too much Costa Rican tennis (for which I still get no sympathy) was still hurting me so riding a bike was also the easy way to get around.
Continue reading “The Appian Way”
Ostia Antica is an ancient Roman port town forgotten for many centuries. It was buried by the silt from the Tiber river that gracefully hid its treasures. The ruins are now an accessible, magical place to visit.
Continue reading “Ostia Antica vs. the Colessum”
The Bascilica of Santa Maria de Trastevere was only a short tram ride from our Airbnb. It rested up a narrow cobbled street that was one of the spokes of the wheel of which the Bascilica was the anchored hub.
Continue reading “Santa Maria de Trastevere”
Though the Vatican tour was crowded and far too quick two great works by Machelangel made it all worthwhile.
Continue reading “Michelangelo’s great work”
We arrived in Rome March 30th and entered a time warp caused by the flight time change and the ancient time change. Continue reading “All Roads Lead to Rome”