Tag: Rome

  • The Capitolini, Palazzo Barberini, and missing Rome already

    The Capitolini, Palazzo Barberini, and missing Rome already

    We couldn’t come to Rome without hitting two other museums – the Capitolini Museums, behind the Vittorio Emanuele II monument and the Roman Forum on the other side, which we love for its endless rooms filled with Roman antiquities. It also has an open-air balcony in the basement, overlooking the Forum, which is a stunning […]

  • Look up, waaaaay up

    Look up, waaaaay up

    Our hotel, Coronari Courtyard, is in a fantastic neighbourhood between the Tiber River and Piazza Navona. It has eclectic shops and restaurants, and always has some people traffic, though it’s not touristy at all. We’ve become used to visiting the local grocery store for everyday essentials like cakes, juice and beer (how did that become […]

  • Rome has a zoo!

    Rome has a zoo!

    Bioparco Roma is in the Villa Borghese gardens, way at the back beside Villa Borghese, and it’s very cute, especially for kids. Most of the descriptions of the animals and exhibits are in Italian and English, which is great, especially with Rowan wanting to read everything in sight. We bought extra tickets for the “Alien […]

  • Museums and more museums

    Museums and more museums

    Over the last few days we visited a bunch of museums. First, we were walking along Via del Corso, when we noticed that Palazzo Cipolla was hosting, “War, Capitalism and Liberty”, an exhibit of over 100 works by Banksy. Rowan likes Banksy, as do Kevin and I, so it was a no-brainer. We popped in […]

  • A good, long walk

    A good, long walk

    Who doesn’t love the Colosseum? Rowan has been looking forward to seeing it almost as much as we have. We booked a tour of the “subterranean” floor, below the main arena, where all of the gladiators, animals, trees, hills (yes, hills!) and scenery were moved up to the arena using 28 separate elevators that were […]

  • Hello Roma!

    Hello Roma!

    Of course we had to wake up early again this morning (of course!), to go back to the Pitti Palace and walk around the Boboli Gardens. It was 8:30 and already it was very hot, but there was also lots of shade, without which our walk would have been impossible. Rowan and I headed across […]