Taking in the Healing Waters of Italy’s Fiuggi – Day 3 – Part 2

Fiuggi, or the ancient city of Anticoli di Campagna, as it was called at the time, was considered a Roman “castro,” or fortress.  It had towers and defensive walls, which surrounded the town center.  It wasn’t until 1911 that the name of Anticoli was changed to Fiuggi, in honor of the water that emerged from…

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Taking in the Healing Waters of Italy’s Fiuggi – Day 3 – Part 1

Like everyone else who comes to Fiuggi, we wanted to take advantage of the spas and the healing waters, but there are also places to explore, and things to discover.  So, we decided that we would spend the morning hours out and about, seeing the sights, while the afternoon’s would be reserved for water massages,…

Taking in the Healing Waters of Italy’s Fiuggi – Day 2

The newer part of town, Fuiggi Fonte, only dates back to the Middle Ages.  This is where the majority of hotels and spas are located.  The older part, Fiuggi Citta, sits on a hill behind Fiuggi Fonte.  Fiuggi Fonte only came into existence with the discovery of the healing properties of the local spring, but…

Taking in the Healing Waters of Italy’s Fiuggi – Day 1

Acqua di Fiuggi has always been my preferred bottled water, ever since I first spotted it in a grocery store in New York City.  I always try to have a few bottles on hand at home.  So, you can only imagine my delight when I realized that the actual town of Fiuggi was relatively close…

A Return to Rome – My Favorite Place on Earth! – Day 3

Rome is a city full of treasures!  People from all over the world flock here to see the art and architecture that only this city contains.  One of those treasures, not often found on the list of “must see” attractions of the usual tourist, is Villa Farnesina.  Located on the Lungotevere, next to John Cabot…

A Return to Rome – My Favorite Place on Earth! – Day 2

The Chiesa di Santi Claudio e Andrea dei Borgognoni dates from 1728.  It is dedicated to the two saints, Claudius of Besancon and Andrew.  The exterior of the church is decorated with statues of the two saints.  Facing the church, the statue of Saint Andrew, by Luc Breton, is on the left, while the statue…