Magical ‘Centrale Montemartini’

I would never have dreamt that there was such a jewel on the Via Ostiense between the General Markets and the left bank of the Tiber. The former Giovanni Montemartini Thermoelectric Centre is an extraordinary example of industrial archeology converted into a museum.     Its story began in 1997 with the transfer of hundreds…

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…

Pensieri, o forse ricordi?, positivi

Prego per la pace nel mondo e per la felicità di tutti gli esseri viventi Preghiera silenziosa dal libretto del Gongyo* della SGI** Insomma, come dicevo ieri, erano anni che non leggevo un libro di narrativa. Solo Buddismo. Sono fatta così, quando vivo un’esperienza vado fino in fondo, divento quasi una radicale. Senza quasi. Fortunatamente, poi,…