|Roman street musicians are always playing to|
sidewalks full of wine and coffee drinkers. In
this case, "Funiculi Funicula"!
|Dar Poeta Pizzeria, down a little alley in the Trastevere|
neighborhood, is in a gritty part of town... we were
about to give up when we found the best pizza in Rome.
|The emblem of Rome. Legend has it that Romulus|
(for whom Rome is named) and Remus, twin boys born
of the gods, were abandoned and raised by a she-wolf.
|"Boy with Thorn" is a famous sculpture (no photos|
allowed of the original in bronze) from possibly
50 B.C. of a diligent Roman messenger who would
not be deterred from his mission to deliver a
message before removing a thorn in his foot.
|Just for a sense of scale, imagine|
how large the rest of this statue
|King Neptune and I, relaxing by the pool,|
right before the museum guard chewed me out
for sitting on a piece of art. "Mama mia! Basta!"
|The famous Roman sandal, worn by|
soldiers, specifically designed to
reduce blisters on long forced marches.
|Many versions of today's sandal are available at|
little Italian merchants like Gucci, Prada, Versace
|Roman ruins along the Appian Way are now a|
playground for children with Frisbees and soccer balls.