A blog on the best libraries in the world according to a historian and where she has visited.
Roman history is filled with colorful characters, but few are so universally disliked as Nero. He is portrayed as cruel and debauched—a morally depraved man whose ego was more important than the citizens of Rome. The empire was appalled when he had his own mother put to death. If a man could be this brutal… Continue reading Rome Attractions: Nero’s Golden Palace
The first time I came upon Campo de Fiori was on a rainy Sunday morning. My husband and I had gone to visit the Pantheon. The rain caused few tourists to show up and we had the marvelous temple virtually to ourselves. I was able to twirl around as rain sprinkled down through its open… Continue reading Rome Attractions–Campo de Fiori
Decaying ruins, wildflowers, umbrella pine trees…elements of the romantic beauty of Palatine Hill. The hill that gave us the term palace is one of the most beautiful places in all of Roma. A combo ticket grants you entry to this Rome attraction, as well as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. I recommend entering just… Continue reading Rome Attractions–Palatine Hill