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When In Rome Stay at a Convent Overlooking St Peter's - S. Emilia de Vialar
When in Rome stay at S. Emilia de Vialar, a convent standing majestically on a hill. From its semi-tropical garden there is a stunning view of St Peter's Basilica.
Ancient Rome: History and Heritage
Ancient Rome was a republic and then an empire that existed for almost a thousand years. Today's world has inherited a wonderful heritage from ancient Rome.
First Century Rome - Kitchen Tools
Roman kitchens were more sophisticated than many realize. They weren't merely fire-pits, but precursors to the modern kitchen.
Same Sex Marriage in Ancient Rome
Gay marriage is not a modern idea. Throughout the height of the Roman Empire, it was not only commonplace, but sometimes mandatory.
First Century Rome - The Kitchen
To be a Roman in the first century C.E. meant eating and eating well. As the empire grew, simple daily fare and even the times meals were eaten changed considerably.
First Century Rome - Appetizers
The Latin for small courses was "gustatio" or "promulsis." As today these "courses" were served before the main meal.
Saint Valentine - Where did Valentines Day originate?
Valentines day, the once a year occasion which we traditionally express our love for sweethearts, friends and family... But how did this all start anyway?
My Seventh Summer
Memories of my summer with my mom in Italy in my seventh year.
Wonderful Italian Cities to Visit
If you are trying to decide which Italian cities to visit here are five wonderful cities that you can enjoy discovering when you visit Italy.
Origins of Italian
Are you planning on learning how to speak Italian? If you are, you may be interested in learning more about the origins of modern standard Italian.
The Power of Prayer and the Conversion of St. Augustine
How a mother's prayers converted a wayward son who eventually became a saint.
Understanding the divisions of Christianity
The huge variety of Christian groups sometimes baffles non-Christians, but they fall into broadly Catholic and Protestant, but these are wide categories.