Pause to ponder- Three Italian jewels in London

Last week I visited my family back in London. After a few days away from Italy I was really missing the chance to admire some Italian gems. So I headed over to the National Gallery to seek out some of the Italian jewels on display in Britain. I vaguely remembered some of the most famous ones, such as Titian’s … More Pause to ponder- Three Italian jewels in London

Rome’s Little Madonnas part 2: gems that sparkle on street corners

I recently went for a wander around another area of Rome to see how many of the pretty Madonna shrines I could find. May is a month dedicated to Mary in several Christian traditions, and therefore the ideal time for a second blog on these devotional gems dotted around the city. This time I chose … More Rome’s Little Madonnas part 2: gems that sparkle on street corners