Buy the magazine "Roma c'e' "
If you're in Rome, and wants to know what is happening during the week just buy the weekly "Roma c'e ". There, you'll find everything about the opera, cinema, discos, restaurants...everything that's happening during the week.
The magazine use the words: Dov'e, com'e, quand'e...
Can you call this a custom?
There seem to be just so many domes in Rome and all seem to be attached to a church. So is it the custom that the people of Italy go to church a lot or is it a case of they did in ancient times? I have been hearing that the people of Italy aren't as regular church goers as I was led to believe.
A haven for non-Catholics also
The cemetery is usually called Cimitero degli Inglesi, but its proper name is Cimitero Acattolico (non-Catholic), because in addition to Protestants it serves as burial ground for Greek Orthodox, Jews, Zoroastrians and atheists.
Photo 1 - Keats tomb - here John Keats lies in an unnamed monument: Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water is the epitaph he dictated to his friend Joseph Severn, a painter who wanted to be buried next to him. A relief portraying Keats is accompanied by verses, the acronym of which reads K-E-A-T-S.
K-eats! if thy cherished name be "writ in water"
E-ach drop has fallen from some mourner's cheek;
A-sacred tribute; such as heroes seek,
T-hough oft in vain - for dazzling deeds of slaughter
S-leep on! Not honoured less for Epitaph so meek!
Photos and reference text by permission of Roberto Piperno for non-commercial purposes only.
Photo 2 - Monuments to Rosa Bathurst, Goethe's son and Antonio Gramsci
Photo 3 - Although most graves are very simple, a few are rather monumental and especially those of the early XIXth century have fine Neoclassic reliefs: the image above shows on the left a relief portraying the Angel of Death bringing away a woman (Elisa, wife of George Watson, a lady from Massachusetts, or to be consistent with the Latin epitaph "Massachusettensis") mourned by her husband and children: all dressed as ancient Romans; the sculpture on the right portrays Psyche.
Electric bus (but not a trolleybus)
It's probably the best way to reach the monuments in Rome located in the web of narrow streets. This small bubes only have 8 seats. You can buy a ticket on board (which is impossible on standard buses) or use the standard B.I.T.-ticket. The drivers are really friendly, so you can just ask where to get off if you're not sure.
Here you will find the route map in better resolution:
Via dei Fienaroli 28...
Via dei Fienaroli 28 [Trastevere] Tel. 06 588 4097.
The bookshop café is slowly becoming a Roman norm, but with nothing of the Barnes & Noble cookie cut. Bibli, a bookshop and cultural center in Trastevere, is the sort of place you would never find if you weren't looking for it. The ivy-entombed exterior gives up nothing of the secrets within: which include an Internet center in the basement and a sunny, bougainvillaea-covered courtyard café. Sandwiches are prepared to order, and there's a selection of pastries. The Sunday Brunch buffet at the café is a slightly uneven mix of ethnic-healthfood and American breakfast, but is a pleasurable experience nonetheless.