Cooking, eating, shopping

Cooking, eating, shopping

Apparently Florence is a city of just that…cooking, eating and shopping! We have been busy eating our way through the restaurants, markets and gelato places.  Breakfast was coffee –made with these little “kettle” like things...
Ghost stories (warning for young readers!)

Ghost stories (warning for young readers!)

WARNING–GRAPHIC GHOST/EXECUTION STORIES!!! Wilson and I took a 2hr night walking tour of Rome….full of scary ghost stories!  It was 42euro and well worth it.  Our guide was Giacomo – 1/2 French, 1/2 Italian…and spoke excellent English.  His...
Roman History

Roman History

In 200 BC Romulus killed his brother Remus beacause he jumped the wall around his property.  Romulus became king. All emporers following Romulus buillt their houses on the hill called Palatine Hill.  This is how we got this word palace, meaning ruler’s home....
Rome

Rome

1) The Vestal Virgins are 6 special women chosen from the goddess of the hearth to keep a fire burning in the 7th centry B.C. If the fire went out the fall of Rome would come. Each of the women had to work for 30 years and lived in the Forum.   2)  Gladiators were...