Monthly Archives: August 2011

Palatine Hill

Palatine Hill, right next to the Colosseum, holds the remains of what was once a 150,000 square foot emperor’s palace.  Emperor Domitian, who built this palace in about A.D. 81, had a grand view of both The Forum and the … Continue reading

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The Colosseum

The movie, “Gladiator” gave me a good idea of what the Colosseum must have looked and felt like at the height of its glory nearly 2000 years ago, with 50,000 screaming spectators watching “barbarians” fight to the death against other … Continue reading

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When in Rome, Stay with the Nuns!

Rome hotels are expensive. As I was looking for an economical way to stay there for 4 nights, my friend, who had lived in Italy suggested staying at a convent. Many convents rent rooms to tourists for a reasonable price, … Continue reading

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