Oct 31, 2016

Earthquake in Italy

The 6.6-magnitude quake of Sunday morning, 30 October, was the Italy's strongest in decade and also strong and long tremors were felt in Rome.  Since 1980 during the earthquake in Irpinia, Campania., these tremors were the strongest and, fortunately and thanks to God, today no deaths reported

Here a list of Italy's most violent earthquakes since 1900

― October 2016 - Norcia, central Italy, magnitude 6.6, no deaths reported so far
― 1980 - Campania, southern Italy (Naples badly hit), magnitude 6.9, up to 5,000 killed
― 1930 - Irpinia, Campania, magnitude 6.6, 1,400 killed
― 1915 - L'Aquila, magnitude 6.7, more than 30,000 killed
― 1908 - Strait of Messina, magnitude 7.1, up to 200,000 killed by earthquake and tsunami
― 1905 - Calabria, magnitude 7.2, up to 2,500 killed by tsunami

Around the monumental Fountain of Moses, near to Church Santa Maria della Vittoria, a few meters from Piazza della Repubblica

Rome, 30 October 2016

Oct 26, 2016

Night Rome

Night scenery on the top of Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio), one of the Seven Hills of Rome. Taken a night of winter 2014

Oct 25, 2016

Where to stay in Rome

A good suggestion where to stay in Rome. In the heart of the city, very close to Termini railway station, since 1957 the best choice for the best Roman Holidays ever. Follow the Facebook of  Hotel Montecarlo Roma, a very helpful guide for Rome

Oct 24, 2016

Rocca di Ostia Antica

“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”
― Anne Brontë

Night view of the Castel of Pope Julius II (1443 - 1513) in Ostia Antica, far 25 km from Rome, built between 1483 - 1486, to defend the mouth of the Tiber river from the Mediterranean pirates

Oct 20, 2016


The entrance to the Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden), one of the most romantic, lovely and quiet place in Rome, on the top of Aventino Hill

Oct 18, 2016

Street Fragments

"I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed" ― Paulo Coelho

Oct 12, 2016

The Night

"The night
Hath been to me a more familiar face
Than that of man; and in her starry shade
Of dim and solitary loveliness
I learned the language of another world"

Lord Byron, Manfred

Rome, 11 October 2016

Oct 10, 2016

Winter is coming

“Still ... in this world only winter is certain” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Oct 9, 2016


"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats" - Albert Schweitzer

Oct 7, 2016

Rain in Rome

"I love the rain. It's my favorite weather" - Rabindranath Tagore

"Into each life some rain must fall" - Rabindranath Tagore

"Without rain, there is no life" -  Robert Frost

“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards” — Vladimir Nabokov

“Rain didn't make things messy. People did that all on their own” — Barbara Delinsky

Oct 2, 2016

Best choice in Rome

Black and White scenery of the historical Hotel Montecarlo. In the heart of Rome, since 1957 with a wonderful tradition of real Roman hospitality and fantastic welcoming, your best stay in the Eternal City. Find, like and follow Hotel Montecarlo Roma on Facebook

Oct 1, 2016

Crisis brings progress and creativity

The crisis according to Albert Einstein

“Do not pretend that things will change if we always do the same. The crisis is the best blessing that can happen to people and countries, because the crisis brings progress. Creativity is born from the distress, as the day is born from the dark night. It is in crisis that invention, discovery and large strategies are born.Who ever overcomes crisis, outdoes himself without being overcome.

Who attributes their failures to the crisis and neglects, violent his own talent and gives most respect to the problems rather than solutions. The real crisis is the crisis of incompetence. The drawback of people and countries is laziness to find solutions to their problems. without crisis there are no challenges, without challenges life is a routine, a slow agony.  without crisis there is no merit. It is in the crisis where the best of each other rise up, without crises any wind is caress. Talk of crisis is to promote it, and silent in the crisis is to exalt conformity. Instead of that, work hard. Get it over with the only crises threatening, that is the tragedy of not wanting to fight for it ”

- Albert Einstein -

Rome, 01October 2016