Illustrious Company.

Illustrious Company.

Tweet I was delighted to see the handful of words Conde Nast Traveller had asked me for in this month’s edition. Lodged between Rome’s former mayor, Walter Veltroni, and Rome’s only three star Michelin chef, Heinz Beck. Who was in turn just above...
Cosmati Work and the Conservation of Matter.

Cosmati Work and the Conservation of Matter.

Tweet Last Friday afternoon I was pootling around the Capitoline Museums, which is the kind of thing guides do on a free off-season afternoon (in case you wondered), when I stumbled upon a piece I’d entirely forgotten was there. A section of a dismantled pulpit...
My favourite short cut.

My favourite short cut.

Tweet A lazy stone‚Äôs throw from the Pantheon, the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva takes its name from its position above an ancient temple dedicated to Minerva. It’s my absolute favourite short cut in Rome, enter on Piazza della Minerva and leave by the back...

Palimpsest

Tweet palimpsest noun a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing. -something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. (Shorter Oxford Dictionary, OUP) Rome is so...