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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

#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

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

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

outdoor pools

When I leave Rome, I’ll miss swimming in an outdoor pool from June to October. Time has gone so fast this year that I was surprised to find the pools … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

The scent of jasmin

When I go away from Rome, I’ll particularly miss the scent of jasmin in spring. Its very distinctive perfume makes any walk or scooter ride in the city a very … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

One of the oldest ghettos

If I could choose an area to live in Rome, I would probably choose the Ghetto. It has a special character, as if two thousand years of the city’s history … Continue reading

May 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

A writer’s house

The writer Alberto Moravia was a major figure in 20th century Rome. Not only was he one of Italy’s most popular writers, but he was also a presence in the … Continue reading

May 16, 2011 · Leave a comment