Meet the Punjabis of Rome

This is a story I would tell anyone I meet as soon as the topic veers off to travel and Europe. You cannot blame me, for it is the most interesting tidbit I learnt or rather I cared to learn when I was travelling in Rome for a week. It is the tale of Punjabis…

A quaint little street in Rome that stole my heart

When I have little too much time on my hands, I tend to walk aimlessly. It was one such day when I visited Vatican. Having done with my visit to Vatican as early as 2 p.m. on a warm Tuesday morning, I did not want to retire to my lodge so early. So I took…

Imperial Rome, going back in time

My days in Rome start at 9 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. It is more than 12 hours of endless walking through cobbled streets, only to stop in between for food and drinks. Roma, as Italians call it, is without a doubt a beautiful city with pale white walls and history at every turn….

An evening at Piazza Navona in Italy

Rome is full of Piazza, Piazza this and Piazza that. Every street you enter will lead you to a Piazza. So what is piazza that sounds like a pizza with an additional ‘A’? Looking up at a dictionary will tell you that piazza is a public square marketplace, especially in an Italian town. A square…