Destinations

There’s information here on both cities and more remote destinations – from the top to the toe of the beautiful boot.




Vatican-City
As the smallest independent state in the world, it’s easy to pretend that a visit to Vatican City during your stay in Rome doesn’t involve leaving the country of Italy – but technically speaking, that’s just what you’re doing. Vatican City is a tiny walled enclave on the western side […]

Vatican City




Cappuchin-Crypt
When I first visited Italy in 2001, I’d read a bit about the Capuchin Crypt in Rome and knew I had to see it. The Crypt is a tiny space underneath the Santa Maria della Immacolata Concezione church in which the bones of more than 4,000 Cappuchin monks have been […]

Cappuchin Crypt




Some of you may remember a post I wrote about the husband’s and my last trip to Italy, where we stopped outside Bologna to see a Ferrari Formula 1 car on the legendary car maker’s own test track. (That’s the outline of the track to the right – no, it’s […]

Another Close Encounter of the Ferrari Kind





Picture, if you will, a hot summer day in Rome. You’re a tourist, and you’re visiting Rome’s big sights, many of which are outdoors or require long waits in outdoor lines, with little to no protection from the rays of the oppressive sun. Perhaps you’ve chosen to visit the Roman […]

Reach for a Bottle at Rome’s Aqua Store