Art Nouveau in Rome: the Galleria Sciarra is a lovely, quick break

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

A Michelangelo right next to Termini, but totally empty. Win for me!

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!

Another Church I’d Meant to Visit for Forever: San Nicola in Carcere

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

On Women Traveling Alone, or why every other article about this topic is TERRIBLE.

I’ve touched on this subject before, but I feel compelled to write about it again, because it drives me INSANE the way “women” travelers (always “women” travelers, never just travelers) are discussed in the American media, even by reputable sources that I like. Context: I’m a subscriber to National Geographic and therefore get eleventy-billion emails… Read More On Women Traveling Alone, or why every other article about this topic is TERRIBLE.