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Living in Rome

Is Rome an old city?

Last night marked my first cultural outing since I moved back to Rome a year ago. I went to see a contemporary dance performance by established Israeli choreographer, Hofesh Shechter, … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Visiting Rome in the summer?

If you are visiting Rome in the height of summer, here are a few humble tips from a seasoned resident 1. DO NOT VISIT Rome in the summer. It is … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

#ATAC attacks citizens of @Roma

Every morning, I cycle from my home in Parioli to Trastevere station to catch the train to Parco de’ Medici where my current office is located. Every morning at about … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

#Roma Capitale, Roma Provinciale

The residents of Rome have elected a new Mayor. For the first time in history a woman was chosen, Virginia Raggi (from the 5 Stelle Movement), who has taken upon … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

#Refugees Roaming in #Rome

Since I moved back to Rome, a few months ago now, I have noticed a substantial increase of young African men begging in the street. They were not there when … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Return to Rome

I am back writing on this blog, after a five year interrruption due to my move to Ethiopia. It is the first time I return somewhere. Until now, I have … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Arrivederci Roma

As life is taking me to new shores, I have to (hopefully temporarily) say goodbye to Rome. I have just moved to Ethiopia from where I will continue writing this … Continue reading

September 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Re-creating Rome

Cinecittà is to Rome what Hollywood is to Los Angeles: a city of dreams and fiction. However, rather than a huge film business, Cinecittà is a highly revered institution. It … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rome at dawn

In the Ancient World, dawn was represented as a goddess lifting the curtain of day light to open the way to Apollo, god of the sun, and his magnificent chariot. … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

The not so secret view of St Peter’s cupola

One of the most famous view of St Peter’s can be seen through a tiny keyhole at the Priory of the Knights of Malta on the Aventine hill. Looking through … Continue reading

July 29, 2011 · Leave a comment