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Romeartlover will be back in 2006!

December 17, 2005
Are you trapped indoor's by a foot of snow? Well you can relax by navigating through these sunny Aegean islands:
Schirò,
Andro and
Spezzia.

December 10, 2005
Filippo Juvarra spent ten lean years in Rome, fearing his project for a major church would remain on paper, but he eventually built his masterpiece (in Turin).

December 3, 2005
At the foot of Monte Soratte

November 26, 2005
In November you can see the Tiber grow

November 19, 2005
Are you interested in Contemporary Architecture (in Rome)?

November 12, 2005
Where did the ancient Romans find their wives? in Sabina.

November 5, 2005
To Nomentum and beyond: Mentana, Montrotondo and Palombara

October 29, 2005
Days are getting short and cold, rain keeps you indoors, summer seems so far away but
Schiatto,
Scopello and
Oreo (it is not a cookie)
will bring it back.

October 22, 2005
Sentinels on the Highway

October 15, 2005
Pius III, his moons shone for just 26 days

October 8, 2005
Enea Silvio Piccolomini, a Pope and a Humanist

October 1, 2005
Testaccio, a new rione having a long history

September 10, 2005
An entire new section on how Ancient and Modern Rome influenced the development of the City of the Last Roman Emperors.

November 1966 - September 2005

Florence, November 4, 1966, Litography by Luciano Guarnieri
Florence, November 4, 1966, Litography by Luciano Guarnieri
On November 4, 1966 Italian authorities and state owned TV and radio were busy celebrating the 48th anniversary of the end of World War I. It was only in the late evening, after the end of the official ceremonies and speeches, that most Italians learnt that Florence was under 18 feet of water.
The rain had begun a week earlier and went on falling without interruption. On the evening of November 3, the engineers at an hydro-electric dam in the Appennines decided to open it to avoid its bursting: this coincided with the peak of water the Arno, Florence's river, was receiving from its main tributary. Florence drowned in a sea of mud and oil which greatly damaged many works of art, key to its economy, based to a large extent on tourism. May New Orleans resurrect as Florence did, due to the combined effort of its citizens and of worlwide help.

September 3, 2005
Taste Dan Brown's Spaghetti Bolognaise!

July 7, 2005

Mourning the victims of July 7, 2005
They fought for Freedom - The Commonwealth War Cemetery near the walls of Rome in Testaccio
Romeartlover who has been so lucky to live in London two unforgettable years expresses his condolences to all Londoners.

Summer vacation
(edited) Detail of a painting by Giovanni Battista Gaulli (il Baciccio): property of
Collegio Nazzareno
Romeartlover will be back after a summer break!

July 2, 2005
Watch the Parade!

June 25, 2005
A few words on Roman Inscriptions.

June 18, 2005
Blue skies, deep seas, fresh winds ... follow romeartlover in the very evocative Venetian fortresses in Sittia, Stampalia and Lemno!!

June 11, 2005
Discover the history of a Company Owned Island


The coats of arms of Pope Benedictus XVI
June 2005 - The flower bed behind St. Peter's dome now shows the coat of arms of Pope Benedictus XVI

June 4, 2005
The Rome Marathon

In May Romeartlover takes a break! New additions in early June.

April 30, 2005
Celebrating the Foundation of Rome


The coats of arms of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and of Pope Benedictus XVI
April 28, 2005 - The flower bed behind St. Peter's dome is being prepared for the coat of arms of Pope Benedictus XVI - The coat of arms of the new Pope as shown in an official document of the Holy See (courtesy of Mr. Heinz Freyhofer)

April 24, 2005

The coats of arms of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and of Pope Benedictus XVI
The coats of arms of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and of Pope Benedictus XVI during his first official appearance


April 23, 2005
Torture and Death in the churches of Rome.

April 19, 2005 - Rome,
Piazza di S. Pietro in Vaticano, late afternoon

The white smoke signal
The white smoke signal

The announcement
The announcement

The cardinals appear on the lateral balconies
The cardinals make their appearance on the lateral balconies

The new Pope: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedictus XVI
The new Pope: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedictus XVI

April 16, 2005
Change and Tradition in the Papal Transition to: De Gloria Olivae - part two: the appointment of the new pope.

April 9, 2005
Change and Tradition in the Papal Transition to: De Gloria Olivae.

Mass in suffrage of John Paul II
Mass in suffrage of Pope John Paul II

The bedroom of the Pope is closed; Papal flag at half-mast in Palazzo della Cancelleria
The bedroom of the Pope is closed; Papal flag at half-mast in Palazzo della Cancelleria

Last prayers for John Paul II
Last prayers for Pope John Paul II

April 2, 2005
A XIXth century legend: Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic.

March 26, 2005
On Easter Monday Italians have their traditional spring picnic: let's leave Rome to spend a sunny day on the Edge of the Marsh.

March 19, 2005
See Rome from its Terraces

March 12, 2005
Roman architects and sculptors enjoyed Playing with Colours

March 5, 2005
Additions: see them all in one page!
Plate 18: Casale di S. Pio V
Plate 31: A reconstruction of Ancient Rome
Plate 73: Palazzo Fioravanti
Plate 81: Tor Cervara
Plate 87 iii: Collegio Ghislieri and other buildings in Via Giulia
Plate 118: Offices of the Guilds
Plate 163: The missing dome of S. Ignazio

February 26, 2005
Additions: Travel from Bracciano to Viterbo via an alternative route.

Freedom for Giuliana Sgrena, Florence Aubenas and Hussein Hanoun al Saadi

Freedom for Giuliana Sgrena, Florence Aubenas and Hussein Hanoun al Saadi!

February 19, 2005
Additions: see them all in one page!
Plate 18: Villa Alberici
Plate 68: Palazzo Della Genga
Plate 77: Palazzo Datti
Plate 95: Casa dei Pierleoni
Plate 96: Casino di Donna Olimpia
Plate 131: Palazzo Ossoli
Plate 167: Palazzo Primoli

February 12, 2005
Additions: see them all in one page!
Plate 63: Palazzo Muti Papazzurri
Plate 109: Palazzo Vecchiarelli
Plate 128: Caffè Greco and Babington's Tea Rooms
Plate 129 ii: Villa Massimo alla Balduina
Plate 137: Palazzo Capponi Stampa
Plate 147: Palazzo Del Cinque
Plate 180: Palazzetto Alivrandi

February 5, 2005
A Roman pleasure: Eating Outdoors
A 1692 description of the Venetian Fortresses in Morea
Maps of Braccio di Maina and Zarnata

January 29, 2005
Additions: see them all in one page!
Plate 3: Villa Paolina
Plate 29: Via della Reginella
Plate 36: Ponte Ruinante
Plate 78: Palazzo di Giacomo Mattei
Plate 111: Cappella Antamoro in S. Girolamo della Carità
Plate 173: Casa di Sir John Leslie
and in a separate page: Historical Roads of Rome

January 22, 2005
Additions: see them all in one page!
Plate 8: Porta Metronia
Plate 12: Castello della Magliana
Plate 29: Tempietto del Carmelo
Plate 37: Cappella di S. Giovanni Labre
Plate 43: Santuario del Divino Amore
Plate 100 ii: S. Paolo after the fire

January 15, 2005
Additions: see them all in one page!
Plate 15: Towards S. Spirito
Plate 28: The Enlargement of Campo dei Fiori
Plate 28 ii: Casa dei Fabi
Plate 40: Vasi's second plate for Piazza di Spagna
Plate 41: Porta S. Pellegrino and SS. Martino e Sebastiano degli Svizzeri
Plate 108: Via Tor di Nona


January 8, 2005
Follow romeartlover in what was his usual Sunday walk when he lived in Little Venice.

January 1, 2005
Mors aequo pede pulsat pauperes tabernas regumque turres
Death knocks by an indifferent foot at the taverns of the poor and at the towers of the kings
Horace, Odes

At the end of 2004, a year marred by cruel killings, senseless religious wars and futile attempts to revive empires of the past, an earthquake reminded us of the frailty of life. Its consequences hit the rich and the poor, the young and the old, the Christian and the Muslim alike.
In these days of grief it is possible to Find Solace in the Protestant Cemetery of Rome.


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