Photos of Rome, a stop on my recent Carnival Magic Mediterranean cruise
Rome is one of my favorite cities – miles of black cobblestone streets winding through burnt orange and red aged stucco buildings, endless options for pizza, pasta, gelato, and plenty of people walking the streets, touring the historical areas and dining outside. After completing a Carnival Magic cruise in the Mediterranean, I discovered on my […]
This week’s Photo Friday: Night photo of angel statue on Castel Sant’Angelo bridge in Rome.
The theme for this week’s Photo Friday is NIGHT. Pictured is a late night photo of an angel on the bridge leading over over to Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle St. Angel) – in the background is St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
Rome at Easter: Attending the papal Mass at Vatican City.
As I’ve written before, I’m not religious. But when we found ourselves in Rome during Easter Week in 2009, I figured we’d go all out and attend Mass at the Vatican (plus I figured that seeing the Pope would score enough points with my Catholic mother-in-law to get me in her good graces for at […]
This week’s Photo Friday contains one of my favorite buildings: The Pantheon in Rome.
My favorite building of all time is the Pantheon, in Rome. I’m not sure why I’m drawn to it so much. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the oldest monuments of the Roman Empire that’s still left standing. Or maybe it’s that after more than 2,000 years, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest […]
Favorite Places, Revisited
As journalists, my coworkers and I tend to seek out the novel and unexplored. As reporter Laura Bly puts it, “My favorite place is the next place.” Plus I’ll never make it to the Century Club if I keep going back to the same countries and cities. That being said, there usually are a few destinations where I’d happily […]
Vatican City & Rome
We went to Rome in April on a work trip, mostly so I could work on a story pegged to Dan Brown’s book Angels & Demons. Read the story here. We were in the Eternal City for five nights before heading up to Tuscany. I must say, we packed a lot into those five days. […]