Let’s go back in time to not my most recent Rome trip, but the one before that. Because aside from waxing on and on about how freaking great MuRO is, there are a couple other worthy things to note about that trip, low those many months ago. For instance, that particular trip was the first… Read More Wrapping up that Rome trip (not the most recent one, but whatever, time is a flat circle)
Here are a few more pictures of MURo because it’s fucking great. You can see on this main wall a wavy silver line. That line stretched all the way across all the murals on this section. It was not part of the original compositions and is what would traditionally be defined as “graffiti.” But that… Read More More photos from MURo because why the hell not?
Street art is something I love to come across, so when I discovered that there’s a street art museum in Rome (less a museum and more a neighborhood that has given itself over to murals), I hopped on practically the next train I could, took it way, way, way out of the center and wandered… Read More MURo: The Museum of Urban Art of Rome: BEST BEST BEST
Art Nouveau is not typically associated with Rome, but there are a few architectural gems that feature the swirling, floral designs that characterize this style. The Galleria Sciarra is one such gem, tucked away off of the Via del Corso and comprised of only a building courtyard (so it’s good for a few minutes of gawking… Read More Art Nouveau in Rome: the Galleria Sciarra is a lovely, quick break
Testaccio has many charms– good restaurants, Linari, 00100, the Monte, the mercato, I could go on. But if none of those things bring you down to this neighborhood that is only slightly, slightly out of the center but feels a world away. This wolf should. Because it’s awesome. Though this mural has been up since 2014… Read More Testaccio’s Wolf: Worth it.
I love the lesser known Michelangelos, because I get them all to myself. In the case of the Baths of Diocletian, a huge complex of ruins across the street from Termini, you get pleasant ancient stuff, weirdo early modern stuff and an entire Michelangelo courtyard all to yourself. I commend all the Roman visitors who don’t go… Read More A Michelangelo right next to Termini, but totally empty. Win for me!
Like the Chiesa Nuova and Sant’Ivo, San Nicola in Carcere is ridiculously centrally located in Rome in one of the most obvious sites in the city– just down the hill from the Campidoglio and next to the Teatro Marcello. I’d passed it about nine million times. And despite having been told YEARS ago that it… Read More Another Church I’d Meant to Visit for Forever: San Nicola in Carcere
There’s a main thoroughfare through the heart of central Rome that leads from Largo Argentina to the river and the Vatican. Lots of buses (and cars and everything else) take this road including the useful but infamous 87 and 40. Called the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, the road zips by many of the loveliest church… Read More Roman Church Avoiding Stops Now!: Chiesa Nuova and Sant’Ivo
I went back to Rome in May and due to “busy” and “stuff” and “work” and “whatever” I haven’t written about it yet. BUT THAT ENDS TODAY. The basics: it was a ten-day trip, all in Rome (no day-trips or side jaunts or any such things). And the primary goal was to do a bunch… Read More Return to Rome! (four months ago…)
Have you had Turkish Coffee? It’s not at all like the drip coffee here in the States. It’s not even really like caffè (espresso) in Italy. It’s thicker, denser, with the sludge of grinds at the bottom, that if you’re not prepared for you end up with as a mustache and the bitterest taste in… Read More The Glories of Turkish Coffee