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Goodbye Luna Park, goodbye childhood

Generations of children and adolescents were entertained at the Luna Park fairground in the EUR area (there will be another post about the area). Built in 1953, it brought life … Continue reading

September 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Restricted access

I like the fact that cars are not allowed through the centre of Rome, except……when I get a fine for inadvertently going through!!!!  Most Italian cities have put in place … Continue reading

September 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cycling on the Via Appia

By the end of September, the beach season is practically over, but the weather is still very mild. It is the perfect time to explore the ancient Via Appia, known … Continue reading

September 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

The art of illusion

Works of art can have the power to make us see a new reality. One of the greatest painters of the Baroque age, Andrea del Pozzo, became a master at … Continue reading

September 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

Colosseum burning

This weekend,  Danish-Argentinian artist couple, Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz vistually set the colosseum on fire, with their new video installation, part of their” city on fire” art work series. … Continue reading

September 18, 2010 · Leave a comment


In Rome, the beginning of the year is September, as that’s when everything starts again after the long summer break. This year, to mark the new beginning, the price of … Continue reading

September 15, 2010 · Leave a comment