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... from banking,) powerful, and great patrons of artists. The actual palazzo Farnese was quite close to our hotel. But their villa (the difference between a villa and a palazzo is that it has gardens all around it) was across the river. So its name was the Villa Farnesina (Farnesina is the diminutive version of Farnese, so it literally means "little Farnese.") The villa is beautiful, exactly the kind of place you'd want to spend your summer months. The gardens were ...
... here before I get further. Romulus was the 1st recorded king of Rome, and legend has it that he and his brother were suckled on the teats of wolves, his rule commenced in 753 BC. However, "The huts of Romulus" found on the Palatine date to the 9th century BC so there was settlements here prior to his "founding of Rome". May have posted the "rape of the Sabines" when in Florence (famous statue by Michelangelo), that was Rome's first conquest, sacking a ...
... in a private vehicle in Sicily, when we did the tour to Mt. Etna. We got a first hand look at being on a car and the rules of the road from the driver's perspective. Not appealing! Also, everything we read online & in the guidebooks said something like this regarding Naples, "green means go, go, go; yellow is just a novelty; and red is merely a suggestion." There are a couple of places where a car might have been nice...driving around Tuscany, northern Italy, and ...
... No sign of the Vatican, and no obvious landmark.
We moved off to the southwest, crossed a road, walked one block, found a market, next to a castle, next to the Tiber, and crossed the bridge, which is 50m from our apartment. Genius.
We settled in to our cute apartment, and wandered off to Piazza Navona, stopping briefly for gelati to fortify us for the stroll. Back via the mini-mart and the botega for a bottle of vino bianco, cooking a pasta carbonara for ...
... hit. 1 Euro for a coffee, I'll have 2 please. Had a tired moment trying to figure what would be Italian for espresso, i know, i know. Tried the 3 Italian words we knew, smile a lot and say Grazie - easy . I love this place already. We found an ancient wall at the end of our street, complete with archers holes, strolled down Via Veneto down to Piazza Barberini and the Fontana del Tritone. Crossing over street to the fountain is ...
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