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The Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum. What structure in Rome better exemplifies the awesome influence of the Roman Empire at the height of its power? There’s no more recognizable structure in all of Rome. Of course, we couldn’t miss it. Neither could anyone else. We made our way there the next day by …

The Roman Ghetto

The word ghetto has become somewhat of a disparaging term in American vernacular, especially those of my generation – see “I totally live in the ghetto” or “that car is ghetto-fabulous” for example. But ghetto is not an adjective, it’s a place:Β the ghetto. But the truth about the idea of …

Rome in 24 Hours

Three times have I been to Sicily in my lifetime, and not once have I set foot on mainland Italy (other than …