Deciding to Go to a Place: Slovenia??!! Edition

The world is big and deciding where to go for people who want to see it all is tricky. My annual trip back to Italy is a given, but in my lazy hours of perusing google flights and airbnb I can get the itch to go almost anywhere. But I had been thinking about Slovenia… Read More Deciding to Go to a Place: Slovenia??!! Edition

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Wrapping up that Rome trip (not the most recent one, but whatever, time is a flat circle)

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)

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!

The Big Bambu exhibition at MACRO Testaccio has finally, finally ended for reals. Sad.

After more than two years and all my love, the exhibition of Big Bambu at MACRO Testaccio seems to be no more. According to the MACRO website the exhibition ended on March 11 and the amazing structure is being dismantled (although let’s be honest, sometimes websites are unreliable, but people currently in Rome have posted pictures of… Read More The Big Bambu exhibition at MACRO Testaccio has finally, finally ended for reals. Sad.

MACRO: Rome’s Contemporary Art Museum. Let’s discuss.

MACRO is Rome’s answer to contemporary art museums. There are two locations: MACRO is in the Salario neighborhood a bit outside of the historical center, but is still seriously easy to get to, while MACRO Testaccio is, as the name implies in Testaccio– one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city– and also rather easy to get… Read More MACRO: Rome’s Contemporary Art Museum. Let’s discuss.

The Villa Farnesina: drag yourself out of bed to enjoy a villa by your lonesome

I’m always surprised by how empty the Villa Farnesina is. It’s so centrally located (right on the edge of Trastevere), it’s got SUCH good stuff (so many Raphaels!), and it’s such a lovely, lovely, lovely space. And yet, every single time I’ve been there, there are crickets it’s so empty. Ok by me, because I… Read More The Villa Farnesina: drag yourself out of bed to enjoy a villa by your lonesome