Category Archives: Rome/Italy

November 24

Alchemical Door. On the Esquiline hill near Piazza Vittoria are the remains of the villa built by the marquis Palombara. Of interest is the Alchemical Door, a magic portal. One night the the alchemist Giustiniano Bono, disguised as a pilgrim, … Continue reading

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November 22

Doves in a Freize, via Tagliamento, Rome   Related: Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi per le Arti Decorative, il Costume e la Moda dei secoli XIX e XX + Villino Vitale with Duilio Cambellotti freize    

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November 20

Casina delle Civette ceiling with stained glass and stucchi

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November 19

Women and Windows Woman at the Window, Street Art, San Lorenzo, Rome Why are there so many paintings by male artists depicting women at a window? The window defines an ambiguous space….that existing in between here and there. Some voyeurs … Continue reading

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November 18

“La falsa civiltà” di Duilio Cambellotti Sanpietrini via Tagliamento Pope Sixtus V almost fell out of his carriage because the road was so bad.  He decided that the streets of Rome needed to be paved. Thus the production of stone … Continue reading

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