Revealing the gems under Rome’s church of Saints John and Paul

This weekend I returned to one of my favourite places in Rome– the Caelian hill– to wander through the pretty gardens of Villa Celimontana and explore the church of Saints John and Paul. I enjoy showing visitors this area of the city, which was the site of wealthy residences in Republican era Rome. Among the most interesting … More Revealing the gems under Rome’s church of Saints John and Paul

Pause to ponder: three fountains in Caserta’s Royal Palace

After visiting the gardens of the Royal Palace of Caserta I was fascinated by the ornate fountains and interested to discover more about the stories behind them. I particularly liked the top three, and so I embarked on some research. The first of these three that you get to when you walk up through the gardens … More Pause to ponder: three fountains in Caserta’s Royal Palace