This is a street in the Trastevere part of Rome. The buildings are from the late Nineteenth Century.s

The Corso serves as main street for the city. For one thing it one of the few strait throughfares in the central part of town. The importance of the buildings along the route is expressed by intricate iron grillwork like this.

The Italians are stylish and dramatic and have always been that way. This fanciful doorway swallows people near the Spanish Steps.

I took this picture for two reasons. First it depicts an interesting little shop. The other thing is that it shows how much English has permiated Italy: not only is the sign in English, it is a pun.
Last updated August 28, 2005.