Today in Rome (no snow in Florence):
In this episode of the quite good PBS series “Dream of Italy,” you will shop in food markets, cook with a professional, admire some of Rome’s many architectural masterpieces, learn to create mosaics, appreciate gelato, meet a renowned street artist and dance in a quadrille. Whew, that’s a lot! But it’s an enjoyable video.
Temperatures are set to plummet with the risk of several centimetres of snow in Rome on the night between Sunday 25 February and Monday 26 February.
The same cold front from Russia (with love?) will smack down the U.K. It even has a name: the east beast!
A huge public building known as the Auditoria, dating to Hadrian’s time in the second century, came to light under the central Piazza Venezia during an exploratory phase. Archaeologists believe the two-story building was Rome’s first university, used for cultural events and lessons. Today the square is a busy crossroad for traffic and tourists.