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

(This blog was originally posted by ItalianGems. If you are interested in reading more like it, follow me at https://italiangems.wordpress.com/ ) After visiting the gardens of the Royal Palace of Caserta I felt amazed by all the ornate fountains and was interested to discover more about the stories behind them. I particularly liked the top three, and so … More Pause to ponder: three fountains in Caserta’s Royal Palace