The occasion for all this self praise is our 600th post, an average of one every 4 days, roughly. It has helped to have Rome as our subject city, rather than, say, Keokuk or Kankakee (in the words of an old song, no insult intended--we're from Buffalo, after all). To paraphrase a Rome friend, whenever we wonder what to write about, or think we may have finally exhausted the city's possibilities, we just walk outside.
To celebrate our longevity and persistence, we thought we would offer our readers a few blasts from the past, links to posts they may not have seen when they first appeared, but have witnessed large numbers of page views over the years (in this context, "large" means more than, say, 500 hits--sometimes much more). You could find these, we know, by using the site Search button, or through a Google search, but you probably didn't, or won't. Besides, we've done some winnowing.
Here are 11 we think you'll enjoy. And thanks for your support! Now if Hannity would only get fired.
Rome's Modern Churches Are Worth the Trek
The Politics of an Anthem: Bella Ciao
Walking the (Aurelian) Wall: Wall Walk I of our series
Libya and Italian Colonialism
Garibaldi in Rome
|Ethiopian Abebe Bikila, winning the 1960 marathon,|
The 1960 Rome Olympics
The Building Wars: MAXXI vs MACRO
World War II at Home: Via Tasso
Gabbo: The Death and Life of Gabriele Sandri
Born Again in Piazza Fiume
|la Rinascente, Piazze Fiume|