Roman Quarantine – Day 4

Roman Quarantine – Day 4

Tweet When leaving the house we’re supposed to take a form justifying the journey (local shopping, unavoidable work commitments within the limited permissible range, health reasons, physical outdoor exercise), and now Rome’s parks have been closed too, to avoid...
Roman Quarantine – Day 2

Roman Quarantine – Day 2

Tweet For the moment at least, solo exercise in public parks is permitted as long as the minimum metre distance between people is maintained. Happily Rome has an abundance of amazing parks. Today I took myself off for a solo trot around the Parco della Caffarella (it...
Roman Quarantine – Day 1

Roman Quarantine – Day 1

Tweet The Vatican Museums entrance. 3rd March, 2020. Usually visited by an average of 25,000 people a day Last night, as I was making pasta e fagioli, I happened to hear the live-stream broadcast from the Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte. He announced that Italy...
A few thoughts on sources

A few thoughts on sources

Tweet When showing people around Rome I think it’s important to mention how we know what we do (& indeed whether that information can be trusted). I can tell you that the Colosseum was inaugurated with 100 consecutive days of games, or that a 120 ft statue...