Rome

The Sistine Chapel & Michelangelo

The Sistine Chapel & Michelangelo The Sistine Chapel was built in the Vatican between 1473 and 1481, on order of Pope Sixtus IV, and dedicated on August 15th, 1483, the Feast of the Assumption. It is the Pope’s private chapel. … Continue reading

Andiamo “T’s Italy” – Let’s Go!

It just had to be something more than answering numerous questions as well as responding to e-mails. At least that’s what those who’ve benefited from my Italy obsession have told me.  Time after time whether it was a friend, colleague, … Continue reading

“Dolce Far Niente” – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Italians have a famous saying, “Dolce far Niente”, which means “the sweetness of doing nothing.” It does not refer to being lazy, it refers to the similar saying “take the time to smell the roses” and the pleasure one gets … Continue reading

When In Rome

“Do as the Romans do.” – St. Ambrose   And what Romans and all Italians do so well is embrace life to the fullest. You can get a taste of “la dolce vita”, or the sweet life in Rome by … Continue reading

T’s Time: Time is of the Essence

We’re all busy but if you want ensure that you don’t need a vacation from your Italy vacation then follow my advice and give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Italy, especially the Eternal City … Continue reading