Rome – A City Eternally Imprinted in My Heart – Day 2 – Part 2

The Reale Accademia di Spagna is a cultural institution run by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Their headquarters and exhibition space is in the cloister of the former monastery of San Pietro in Montoro, on the Janiculum Hill, and has been since 1881.  Visitors to the Accademia also have access to the Tempietto del…

Rome – A City Eternally Imprinted in My Heart – Day 2 – Part 1

We decided to begin our day by heading up, on Via Garibaldi, to the top of the Gianicolo Hill.  Founded in 1888, by the Methodist Women’s Missionary Society, the Istituto Metodista was opened to provide an education to young women, whose families were too poor to provide them with one themselves.  The Institute was housed…

Rome – A City Eternally Imprinted in My Heart – Day 1

Out of all the cities we have visited in Italy, none speak to my heart like Rome does!  There is something magical and mysterious about this city, and, at the same time, welcoming and exciting, full of art and history, not to mention the incredible food.  I have to admit that it does not hurt…

Bari – A City Worth Exploring at Leisure in Puglia, Italy – Day 4

In Piazza Armando Diaz, you will find the monument to the Italian General,  Armando Diaz, which dates from 1937, and is by the artist Giulio Cozzoli. The Grande Albergo delle Nazioni, now part of iH Hotels, is one of the top hotels in the city. The Palazzo della Regione Puglia can be found along Lungomare…