I was on the Cupola of Saint Peter’s Basilica – Vatican, when I noticed this bird. I went closer to make photos of him thinking he might fly away. But he didn’t, he was actually posing for me!!
Ever heard of a Dolls Hospital? It was a quite curious thing when you know that his place has been operating since 1899!!!
Rome is a very lively city. During the carnival, everybody would go out disguised with their children on the streets to watch the Carnevale Romano. An amazing show, really. But this was also a great opportunity for streets artists to get more attention. One of them, a woman who danced tango with her umbrella. The idea was so original that the [...]
The best part of my stay in Rome was the Carnevale Romano. A grandiose event filled with beauty, poetry and costumes. People would come fill the Piazza del Popolo to watch the animations and get a glimpse of the equestrian show presented by the Roman Cavalry. It was MAGIC!
Check out the Carnevale Romano 2011 album on Flickr!
The Bioparco of Rome is 100 years old! Founded in 1911, it’s one of the oldest zoos in Europe. I had the chance to spend half a day under the rain there. Not all animals were behind bars, which was a good change from most of the zoos I’ve so far. So if you happen to pass by Rome, do not forget to drop by the Bioparco! And by the w [...]
This place is a charming English tea room in Rome. It was founded in 1893 by two English women at a time when tea was still sold in the pharmacy. Babington’s proposes all kinds of tea from all around the around the world. If you are in the area, do not forget to pass by.
More about Babington’s on this Website.
This is where I h [...]
When I was visiting the area on 23 February, 2011, I came across a mini local event on my way to the metro station. What could the story be?
This is my first post about Rome, Italy. On 23 February, 2011 the unveiling of Saint Maron statue inside the Vatican took place. There were a group of Lebanese would came to attend the event as well as mass. I was happy to see Lebanese flags in the Vatican but someone had to make it political, as one of the pictures will show… unfortuna [...]
Below, a few consolidated tweets from #Rome while I was in Italy for vacation from 22 February till 13 March, 2011.
I can ask for a taxi online. Cool! http://j.mp/hPBwt5 #Rome
Today, I found myself in the middle of a huge strike! About the strike in the news: http://j.mp/gqmp1C #antiBerlusconi #Rome
We have more neons than #Rome!
I watched a [...]
We were sitting quietly watching TV last month my mom and I, when suddenly, dad came up pointing his finger at our face: “You and you need a vacation! Go to Rome!”
That was all I needed to hear to get some action going on. (I’m a nice daughter, I do not say “No” to my father. I’m sure that he knows best :P) [...]