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Living in Rome

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

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

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

The Ludovisi Throne

In the series of great sculptures in Rome, another of my favourites is the Ludovisi Throne in the national museum of Palazzo Altemps. In this palace near Piazza Navona,  is … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Dying Gaul

The Romans left us a great legacy, which today helps us understand better their ancient civilisation. They recorded practically everything in the form of engravings, mosaics, reliefs and sculpture, the … Continue reading

July 20, 2011 · 9 Comments

Borromini’s disconcerting prospective

Borromini was one of the most creative architects of the Baroque era in Rome, both in terms of style and technical innovations. He designed numerous buildings and churches which have … Continue reading

July 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

The mystical triangle

Nothing in Rome is left to chance, but it is not always obvious at first glance.  At any time in history, when emperors and popes built palaces, temples or churches, … Continue reading

July 12, 2011 · Leave a comment
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