Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi)

Gaudi in Rome

Passing through St. Peter’s Square lately, you might have noticed quite a bit of scaffolding dominating the south arm of the colonnade. And then, you might have taken a closer look, and noticed a large “Gaudi: La Sagrada Familia de Barcelona” sign and thought to yourself “is this some kind of tribute to the perpetual … Continue reading

Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Thursday Thrills: Irish Film Festa and Junior Boys

Thursday is pretty much the weekend, so why not catch a film and then a concert? The Irish Film Festa lands in town on Thursday, December 1st, and goes until Monday, December 5th. This Thursday head over to Rome’s  Casa del Cinema, screening all the films from the Festa, to catch one of three films … Continue reading

Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo)

Chocolate Festival in Trastevere

Chocolate. Festivals. Trastevere. All good words. Put them together, and what do you get? The Chocolate Festival in Trastevere! Starting this Wednesday, November 30th, Piazza Sidney Sonnino, on Viale di Trastevere, will Wonka-fy (yes, I just made up that word) as chocolate artisans set up shop around the piazza. Expect tastings, high quality chocolates on … Continue reading

Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

This Weekend in Rome: November 25-November 27

Friday: Work off your turkey hangover by shaking it to the tunes of Tonino Carotone tonight at Circolo degli Artisti. According to Wikipedia, this Spanish singer-songwriter first visited Italy in the 90’s in order to avoid Spanish military service, confirming a life-long love of Italian music. According to me, he’s got a sweet ‘stache and … Continue reading