Enlightened Rome

Discover the Magic of Piazzas and Public Space
Centers of the arts, of street theater, of dreams and aspirations.
Great places to bask, absorb and relax in.
Stimulate imaginations, encourage aspirations.

Praise for Enlightened Rome

What People Say

“If you really want to be enlightened about Rome, its history and it’s wonderful monuments this is the book to have. It takes you to beautiful and important sites and presents them in such a way that they come to life. A few days in Rome with this book and you will not want to leave.”

Peter Rockwell, Artist/Sculptor


“This is a lushly written, beautifully illustrated guide that is geared to enrich your soul as well as your vacation. Go. Read. Enjoy.”


Rena Pederson, Author of “The Burma Spring”, Pulitzer Prize Finalist

“In Enlightened Rome, Diane Van Buren shares the magic of her memories and experiences of the piazzas of Rome. She invites us to come with her and bask in the soul-expanding and heart-changing moments of stopped time and beauty that Rome offers in such glorious generosity.”

Karen Blessen, Pulitzer Prize Winning Artist


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