The Forum In Rome, The Eternal City

Rome The Eternal City The expression goes “all roads lead to Rome” but the center of the Roman Empire was actually the Foro Romano or the Roman Forum. Rome was the center of Roman civilization for over 1,200 years from its founding in 753 BC. The Roman age went through a number of phases fromContinue reading “The Forum In Rome, The Eternal City”

Bitten By The Travel Bug

My First Night In Rome A Short Story Back in the spring of 1965 for high school graduation I went to Italy with a relative. It was the first time I had left the United States and it was to be a great adventure. The way things worked out as we traveled around I hadContinue reading “Bitten By The Travel Bug”

Less Than Eight Hours In Rome

We have returned to Rome a number of times usually staying a few days with each visit. On a Mediterranean cruise a few years ago it was our sons first trip to Europe. The cruise originated and ended in Barcelona and the ship docked for one day in Civitavecchia the port servicing Rome. With theContinue reading “Less Than Eight Hours In Rome”