Rome to Matera

  Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain at the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy

Today we are in Rome, wandering around the ancient city, stopping for water and maybe a little of the dark chocolate gelato they have at Piazza Navona. We sat and watched a group of art students sketching the Bernini sculptures at the Four Rivers Fountain, and I wondered if they knew how lucky they were to be young aspiring artists in Rome. We certainly feel very lucky to be here. Tonight we meet our friend Francesca. Then, it's on to Matera for the Sixth International Women's Fiction Festival (click here for details).