Two moggies - in search of a punchline ?
Preparing for the 2000 Jubilee - Piazza Venezia
A Jubilee workover for the Vittoriano
Count Giuseppe Celani
Well known as a sports car racer before the war, Celani was a Roman nobleman who used
his motorcycle to deliver supplies and communications between resistance groups.
Following his arrest by the Italian SS, he was imprisoned and tortured almost beyond
recognition - before being taken away and executed, with over 300 others, by German
troops in reprisal for partisan actions, at the Fosse Ardeatine on 24 March 1944.
The small plaque shown here is on a building in Piazza Scanderbeg.
Also in Piazza Scandabeg - the ex-Pasta Museum
Closed since late 2007, this is the building that once housed the
'Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari'
Repeat: these premises at Piazza Scanderbeg 117 are NOT open now!
For news of any relocation, try:
Trajan's column - from near the Vittoriano
Where Samuel Morse stayed - 20 Feb 1830 to 5 Jan 1831
Inscription from plaque on Via Prefetti 17:
S P Q R
QUESTA CASA ABITO' DAL XX FEBBRAIO MDCCCXXX AL V GENNAIO MDCCCXXXI
SAMUELE FINLEY BREESE MORSE, INVENTORE DEL TELEGRAFO ELETTROMAGNETICO SCRIVENTE
In restauro - Bramante's Tempietto
A perfect church in miniature - built, it's said, where Saint Peter was crucified.
Up on the Janiculum Hill, a monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi - hero and inspirational
leader of the republican movement that liberated southern Italy - depicted with his
face turned away from the city
For the museum dedicated to the memory of his famous army of just 1000, who began it