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Reasons to Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel – or Not.

At the end of 2022, I refused to renew my yearly pass to work as a guide in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.  “Why?” you ask.  Well, visiting the Vatican Museums and Sistine had become unpleasant.  Really unpleasant.  [...]

Rome-Ostia on Foot: If Ancient Romans Did It…

Part 1: I was Young, Married, and Foolish I’ve always enjoyed walking and, in my late-twenties, I learned to love jogging.  Somewhere along the way I purchased a book called A Piedi nel Lazio (On foot [...]

Paestum mid-September 2020

Mid-September rolled around and I still hadn’t gone on vacation.  Correction: I still hadn’t traveled anywhere.  I had maintained a spectacular track record until this year: Jordan in January, 2013; archeological sites in Spain for a month in [...]

Buried Treasure

What does your favorite Rome guide do now that she is virtually unemployed?  The short answer is I’ve been tidying up a book on the Roman Forum that I would like to have published as soon as possible [...]

Rome in the Time of the Coronavirus, March 12th 2020

This blog is for all those open-hearted travelers who have adopted me and, therefore, thought about me over the last several weeks, sending expressions of concern and affection.  This blog is also for the curious, who want an [...]

Twenty-five years of Rome… January 26th, 2020

I came to Rome for my last semester of college.  It was the end of January, 1995.  I was young(ish) and unprepared for the experience.  (More unprepared than young!)  My expectations of the Eternal City were based on [...]