Europe

Old Rome

Old Rome

♥ My last afternoon in Rome. ♥ ♥ From the Pantheon, I wandered off to the Piazza Navona, said to be one of Rome’s most beautiful squares. Barely a minute after I got there, a cameraman approached me and asked me to hold up a […]

It Snows Inside This Church

It Snows Inside This Church

♥ Or it would if it were also snowing outside, admittedly a tall order for a city like Rome. Nonetheless, snow can and does — check YouTube — drift through the oculus, the astonishing opening in the astonishing dome of the Pantheon. And despite its seemingly wholehearted embrace […]

Giardino degli Aranci | The Orange Garden Overlooking Rome

Giardino degli Aranci | The Orange Garden Overlooking Rome

♥ If I’d hoped to escape Valentines by fleeing to Italy, I could hardly have done worse than going up to Rome’s Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden) at sunset. ♥ . . The Orange Garden (also referred to as Parco Savello) is located on the Aventine […]

Sleeping in Fiumicino

Sleeping in Fiumicino

♥ In which everyone gets woken up by security and I have a conversation with a handsome stranger at the bus stop ♥ ♥ A mild commotion wakes me up mere minutes after I finally manage to fall asleep. Mind still fuzzy, I look up. […]

Tuscany in Winter

Tuscany in Winter

…looked like this: ♥ ♥ I can only imagine how breathtakingly beautiful it must be now.   Oh, to be in Italy in May!   Someday…        

Three Mornings, Three Airports

Three Mornings, Three Airports

“Going to Italy.” Three little words but it actually took me three mornings — three flights heading for three different airports — to do it. First, I flew from Cebu to Hong Kong. I chose a Hong Kong departure over one from Manila because fares to Europe tend to be […]