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Christmas in Rome

I find Christmas in Rome very pleasant and relaxing. There is less of the commercial pressure felt in Northern European cities, where it is all about buying and consuming. On … Continue reading

December 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

weather

Just as I was about to praise the lovely winter days we’ve just had, it started to seriously rain again…we can’t take so much water any more…..

December 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Day trip to Naples

I went to Naples especially to see a Bill Viola exhibition, one of my favourite contemporary artists. The show was held at the Capodimonte museum, one of the largest in … Continue reading

December 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Flooding of the Tiber

After so much rain, the river Tiber is rising fast…but is still away from the high levels reached two years ago. It was only over a century ago that the … Continue reading

December 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

The MAXXI, a new contemporary art museum for Rome

Very few contemporary buildings have been built in Rome since Mussolini’s transformation of the city in the 1930s. So when Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid was commissioned to design a new … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

Emperor Augustus’s testament at the Ara Pacis

At the end of his busy life, the first Roman emperor Augustus (63BC -14AD)  wrote a testament in which he described all his achievements as a ruler. The famous text … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Milano-Roma

I am on the fast Frecciarossa train between Rome and Milan, which is busy as usual and is a fair indicator of the number of people who regularly travel between … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · Leave a comment
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