Italian Culture

The glory of the Roman pecking order


Rome provides a fabulous example of hierarchy and status, of slave and master, citizens and non-citizens, not to mention privileged and non-privileged citizens. Does that sound familiar to anyone, like realities they are familiar with in the 21st century? (Click on the photo to see a larger picture on a separate picture page.)


Cappuccino, a modern work of art

The thing I remember best about Italia? Cappuccino, every morning. Normally I do not drink coffee. I am a tea person. But in Italy, there was no choice but to render unto Caesar. And every cup is treated and prepared with care. Beautiful. (Click on the photo for a larger image on a separate picture page.)