Rome – A Modern Ancient City – Day 1 – Part 2

The courtyards of Palazzo Mattei were specifically designed by Carlo Maderno, to hold the statues and ancient fragments that we see there today.  It is truly a magical place, and one that I think anyone visiting Rome should seek out. Directly across the street from Palazzo Mattei, on Via Michelangelo Caetani, you will find the…

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Rome – A Modern Ancient City – Day 1 – Part 1

For this stay in Rome, we rented a one-bedroom apartment.  The apartment was located a block away from the Largo di Torre Argentina, in the direction of Piazza Venezia.  It was a penthouse apartment, and was accessible by a small, private elevator. One of the best features of the apartment was the terrace.  It ran…