Sunday, October 23, 2011
Bringing Home Rome is my newest obsession-as is this soup, pasta e ceci, which takes me straight back to lunch at my old school in Rome.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Departures magazine in the mail. And last night I stayed up until midnight devouring every page of the beautiful issue. This month the magazine is all about Venice-where to stay, what to eat, where to shop. There are extensive sections on every sestiere (quarter) in the beautiful city and a great article on what to do with kids. Now I'm desperate to go to Venice-and as of yesterday I hadn't given the city a thought in months. That's the power of a beautiful magazine.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
pierreci.it or ask your hotel concierge to call the ticket office for you. The Baths of Caracalla will have a similar program through October 23rd.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Roman Forum. Try to get there when the doors open or just before they close so that you can avoid the crowds. If you have time and you haven't seen it before, pop into the Colosseum. I would also visit the Capitoline Museum. It has recently been remodeled and the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius is on view in a spectacular gallery. The basement exhibit, with its fascinating collection of inscriptions, takes you out to the Tabularium to a gorgeous view of the Forum that I think you shouldn't miss. After your morning in Ancient Rome, walk over to Piazza Navona (walk through the Jewish Ghetto and Campo dei Fiori to get there) for a light lunch and a few glasses of wine at Cul de Sac. Stop in at the Pantheon and then head over to the Piazza di Spagna for some shopping around Via Condotti. Via Margutta has some interesting antique shops. Have dinner at Babette's or Dal Bolognese.