Hopper!

Walking up the little Via di San Pietro in Carcere and entering the Vittoriano museum complex, you realize you are still on time (the exhibition is open until February 19, 2017) to make a fascinating journey through the huge production and all the techniques of a superb American artist, today considered as a classic of the 20th century painting:…

Piazza del Popolo

The last time I went to Piazza del Popolo was in the evening of January 1st 2017. I wanted to see how The People’s Square looked like during ‘Rome Parade’, Rome’s New Year’s Day celebrations made of a series of magnificent performances by bands, cheerleaders and majorettes from Italy, USA, UK and many other countries. The…

Time is out of joint

  I didn’t realize that there was an inscription on the steps until I crossed the road to take a picture of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, and I was excited like a child when I entered the hall. ‘Time is Out of Joint’ is the title of the exhibition started in October 2016 (open until…

I took my umbrella just in case (at the Roman Forum)

Postato il 04/02/201704/02/2017 di Gioia Magliozzi I would never have dreamt that it would be so amazing to walk through the Forum Romanum (or Roman Forum). I’ve always seen it from the outside, walking on Via dei Fori Imperiali, but I just couldn’t imagine that what I saw was just a little fragment of what anybody can…

Castel S. Angelo

It seems that every time rain is expected in torrents over Rome, it proves to be a wonderful day instead… Castel Sant’Angelo, also known as Mausoleum of Hadrian, is  located on the right bank of the Tiber in front of the Ponte S. Angelo (S. Angelo Bridge) Pons Aelius or Ponte S. Angelo at a short…

Villa Lante a Bagnaia

This time I want to take you to one of the innumerable beautiful villas in or just outside of Rome. Villa Lante in Bagnaia is a large villa from the late Renaissance known mainly because it possesses one of the most famous Italian garden, enriched with fountains and water features. It was officially classified as ‘…