For the past few years, when I am in Roma, I call the neighborhood of Collina Fleming my home. This is a quiet, upscale area in the north of Roma — mainly residential, but with enough businesses thrown in to make it an easy zone in which to live. Corso Francia is close by, as is the neighborhood of Ponte Milvio. It is always fun to explore this area, as each time that I do, I venture deeper into its winding side streets and discover new things.One of the many traditions here is to incorporate fragments of reliefs or other items, which are found when building a new home, into the walls of the one that you are erecting. You can find evidence of this practice all over the city.Another fun pastime is walking down towards the center of town, along the river.The Mausoleo di Santa Costanza (Mausoleum of Saint Costanza), on Via Nomentana, is definitely worth making the effort to see. This is a beautiful sacred space, which was built in the 4th century by Constantine I, as a mausoleum for his daughter Costantina.
There will be more from Roma later, but next up: Busto Arsizio.
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