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A lil’ book review: Death Never Sleeps by E.J. Simon
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Reviews (da condividere)

A lil’ book review: Death Never Sleeps by E.J. Simon

Because who doesn’t love a crime novel where people go running off to Rome? Well, it seems Death Never Sleeps, and neither did I once I started reading this book. My timing was, as always, impeccable: exhausted, fresh from a multi-week journey and more planes than I can count on one hand, and with jet lag … Continue reading

Cidade Invicta: A weekend in Porto teeming with port wine, a bookshop that inspired Hogwarts, and the teleférico over the nostalgic ships of the Douro River
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Cidade Invicta: A weekend in Porto teeming with port wine, a bookshop that inspired Hogwarts, and the teleférico over the nostalgic ships of the Douro River

Or, in which we eat pig’s blood and lock ourselves in hotel bathrooms. By mistake, of course. The hotel bathroom thing. We were no match for a jammed door. Out of respect for a city not my own but which hosts its guests openly and with no reserve, allow me to start with a disclaimer. … Continue reading

When in Rome – Drink Gin!
Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

When in Rome – Drink Gin!

By YiR contributor Amelia Stewart A note from YiR: If you live here, you know people from everywhere – Rome is filled with sparkling and generally fantastic people from all walks of life, and one of the best ways of exploring this city is putting on the socks of those who, background-diverse, travel her piazzas and … Continue reading

In which we stand where the gladiators stood. I’m so not kidding about this.
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

In which we stand where the gladiators stood. I’m so not kidding about this.

Or, if you want goosebumps on a startlingly hot Roman Sunday afternoon, this is how you get them. The Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum – how The Roman Guy showcases the Roman Empire. Let me get this out of the way, YiR-ers: nobody pays us to write reviews. Writing reviews isn’t even … Continue reading

Save The Date for Sound Foundation 2.0 on June 20th, 2014, because when else can you party with great people, listen to fantastic music, and also support a completely worthwhile cause?
Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Save The Date for Sound Foundation 2.0 on June 20th, 2014, because when else can you party with great people, listen to fantastic music, and also support a completely worthwhile cause?

Looking for something amazing to do next Friday, June 20th? So are we. Read on!   There’s an open-air venue in Rome. Well, okay, more than one, but for this conversation, there’s only one that matters. Then there are some amazing artists, including French singer Sandro Joyeux, Copenhagen-based DJ Directoratet, and CAIN, an electronic producer … Continue reading

Rome on Wheels: Italy Segway tours
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Rome on Wheels: Italy Segway tours

By YiR contributor: Sharon Moran I hadn’t been on a Segway tour before now for two reasons, firstly I was nervous about battling the manic streets of Rome and second Segways just seemed too ‘touristy’. However, having recently done a tour with Italy Segway Tours I’ve been converted. The first thing that won me over … Continue reading

On sugared ginger, the merits of Colombian coffee, and thunderous hoofs over the plains of the desert to the lost land of Petra
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

On sugared ginger, the merits of Colombian coffee, and thunderous hoofs over the plains of the desert to the lost land of Petra

(Small aside: This article won 3rd place in the Memoirs/Personal Essay category of the 83rd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition. Yay! Okay. Back to your reading.) Or: Wanderlust “There is a look in the eyes, and once seen it cannot be mistaken” (Gaiman, of course) Can I tell you that this story took place many years … Continue reading