Rome

Rome, Italy

Campo de’ Fiori translated from Italien, means « field of flowers ». It now is a square where flower and vegetable market takes place everyday of the week, except Sunday. The old fountain is used to keep flowers fresh. May 2005. Campo de’ Fiori signifie en italien le « champ de fleurs ». C’est maintenant une place où se tient un…

Rome

Rome, Italy

You do not often see things in Italy that remind you England. Municipal police officers in Italy are still referred to as « vigili » (meaning watchful) but the official name is « agente di polizia locale », meaning ‘local police officer’. In Rome, while regulating traffic, they wear white custodian helmets similar to the black helmets worn by…

Rome, Italy

Watching the guests at a Roman wedding is like watching a fashion show. Italian people are probably the ones with the biggest sense of fashion. May 2005. Observer les invités à un mariage romain est un peu la même chose que regarder un défilé de mode. Les Italiens sont probablement le peuple qui a le…

Rome, Italy

Via del Corso in the heart of Rome is a busy street where you meet the elegant Italian males. May 2005. Via del Corso au coeur de Rome est une rue animée où on croise d’élégants mâles italiens. Mai 2005.

Rome, Italy

Palazzo Farnese houses the French embassy in Italy. Tourists do not even spoil the ‘Dolce Vita’ mood that you feel in sidewalk cafés in front of the palace. May 2005. Le Palazzo Farnese abrite l’ambassade de France en Italie. Les touristes ne parviennent pas à gâcher l’atmosphère de Dolce Vita qui règne sur les terrasses…

Rome, Italy

The baths of Caracalla are used as an opera stage in summer months. That night, they gave Puccini’s Turandot. Giovanna Casolla (born 1945) sang the lead role. A role she had sung in the Forbidden City in Beijing in 1998 and on many stages in the world for more than two decades. August 2007. Les…