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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 · 2 Comments

#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

Bramante’s perfect proportions

Hidden in the small cloister of St Pietro in Montorio on the Janiculum hill, Bramante’s Tempietto (little temple) is considered as the High-Renaissance masterpiece encompassing all the ideals and ideas … Continue reading

April 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

The weight of tradition

Rome is a city of traditions, a city of the past, where rituals stay alive century after century. Among the odd ones in my view is the celebration held every … Continue reading

March 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Creating heaven on earth

The villa d’Este in Tivoli on the outskirts of Rome is famous for its amazing 16th century terraced gardens, which on a steep hill of only about four hectares, include … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Futuristic Rome in the EUR district

Like many people, I have a fascination for the futuristic EUR district on the outskirt of Rome and its landmark, the famous Palazzo della Civiltà, also known as the Square … Continue reading

January 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

a special place to enjoy art: the galleria Borghese

I recently went back to the Galleria Borghese, one of my favourite museums in Rome, to see a temporary exhibition of 16th century German painter Lucas Cranach, the Elder. Needless … Continue reading

January 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Milano-Roma

I am on the fast Frecciarossa train between Rome and Milan, which is busy as usual and is a fair indicator of the number of people who regularly travel between … Continue reading

December 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Roma non è Roma senza la Dolce Vita

“Rome is not Rome without La Dolce Vita”, so is the moto of one of the city’s small independent cinemas, which religiously shows Fellini’s masterpiece every Sunday at 5pm (in … Continue reading

November 30, 2010 · Leave a comment