Taste of Rome Gallery Trastevere Cafe Nope, not the Pantheon, nor St Peter’s at the Vatican. Not even a basilica. This little unassuming gem is just a church in Rome, in the Trastevere. Best advice about travel in Italy: if the church is open, go in. And be prepared to be awed. Angels and bridges and castles, oh my! The Palazzo Farnese (every piazza has a palazzo -every square has a palace) now houses the French Embassy. Initially, it was built in the 1500s and enlarged when a Farnese became Pope Paul III. Michelangelo was responsible for a good bit of the redesign, especially that central window from which the new Pope could wave at the masses. Even more mind-boggling, the big tubs forming the two fountains out front are circa 200 AD bathtubs from the Roman baths! Rome is SO much more fun when you have an inkling what you’re looking at.