Rome and the Romans

Out for dinner with Mario

Last night we had a dinner with Mario, a dear friend of ours we hadn't seen for a long time. He is a Tour Leader too but in this period, like all of us, he is not working. We met in a nice restaurant in Trastevere and obviously we ordered a pizza. "Going to eat … Continue reading Out for dinner with Mario

Argentina – Part two

"Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!" According to William Shakespeare, these are the last words Caesar spoke before he died. But where exactly did Julius Caesar's body fall?  According to the historical sources, the great dictator was assassinated in the Curia by some senators, the so-called "conspirators". Among the assassins, the figure of Brutus, the … Continue reading Argentina – Part two

The Romans: blacksmiths, windows and aqueducts

Entering the workshop of our blacksmiths, Andrea and Massimo Manoni, is easy to understand how important it is to have in mind the two magic words "stratification" and "recycling". I talk about it on my home page in order to realize how Rome was built.  Their grandfather founded the Company immediately after the Second World … Continue reading The Romans: blacksmiths, windows and aqueducts

The Romans: Emi Fabbri’s handmade style

I don't know how it works in your country but when Vincenzo and I announced our wedding, there was so much wedding organization advice that we got confused very soon. As for my wedding dress, after a few afternoons trying on dresses in some downtown shops with friends, mothers and grandmother Vittoria, all I knew … Continue reading The Romans: Emi Fabbri’s handmade style