Tag Archives: Rome

Review: Three Coins in the Fountain

I had a feeling I would enjoy this film when it opened with scenes of Rome’s most famous fountains accompanied by the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra; and I wasn’t disappointed. A good old-fashioned tale of romance in a foreign … Continue reading

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Books about Rome #1: A Traveller in Rome

One of my favourite books is H.V. Morton’s A Traveller in Rome.  Written in the 1950s, it’s a charming and highly informative account of Morton’s summer in Rome, combining top-notch travel writing with some fascinating insights into Rome’s long and … Continue reading

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My dream Rome apartment

I’ve just stumbled upon my dream Rome apartment. This is it. I want it!  It’s totally perfect!  I can imagine myself sitting on that terrace with a glass of red wine admiring the view, and I would never get bored … Continue reading

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Music that reminds me of Rome, #1

Now call me a hopeless old romantic, but this is pretty much my favourite scene from any film: The film may not be about Rome, but it’s close enough. It’s from E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View – or … Continue reading

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Bidding a sad farewell to Rome

14/9/08 – 11.30am Am sitting on the plane waiting to take off.  Feeling really sad to leave Italy, but at the same time I’m so happy to have had such a wonderful couple of weeks! The journey here was very … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 11 – Early Medieval Rome

13/9/10 – 5.30pm The day started with rain, which made taking photos rather problematic, but it brightened up throughout the day. We started by going to the Forum Romanum to see an early church which was converted from a Roman … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 10 – Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli

12/9/08 – 5.35pm Today we went by coach to Tivoli to see Hadrian’s Villa.  I think everyone’s pretty shattered now and we perhaps didn’t get as much out of it as we might have done – though maybe that’s just … Continue reading

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