Between the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus is the Palatine Hill, the part of Rome that was once so luxurious, it gave us the word “palace” in English (and “palazzo” in Italian).
You could spend an entire week exploring the Vatican Museums, which contain a staggering 1,400 rooms and 65,000 paintings. Seeing everything in one visit is impossible, but these masterpieces are truly unmissable.
Beneath the streets of Rome is another world. If you explored beneath the roads of the Aventine Hill, you would find yourself in a vast Roman quarry. Venture underground in other parts of the city and you’ll discover Roman houses, temples, sewers and rivers - some of the city’s best-kept secrets.
When temperatures soar during the Roman summer, it’s always a relief to know that you’re never far from fountains. Rome is full of them. Marble gods, mythical creatures and animals clamber above the spouts of some of Rome’s most elaborate fountains, while locals stop for a drink at the humble nasoni that are dotted around the centre.
Situated between the high-rise financial district and the Inner Harbor, in a surface area now totalling slightly less than one-third of a square mile, lies Boston’s oldest residential and business district called “The North End”.
The bustle of Toronto is muted from this side of the lakeshore. Only the bickering seagulls disturb the ebb and flow of the waves coming ashore. Sailboats loll lazily on the horizon while a thick sfumato binds the lake and sky. I hug my knees to my chest, embracing the legs that have journeyed so far from home. The breeze carries with it the smell of algae and mussels, or is that my imagination knitting away a narrative of its own? An indescribable nostalgia rises to my throat and I have to close my eyes to see my Adriatic safe haven.
Discover the beautiful traditions of the village of Bucchianico located in the Abruzzi region in central Italy. Learn about the local gastronomy, history and the best activities to do in the area.