The Art of Crossing a Roman Street: A Daily Adventure
Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Uncategorized

The Art of Crossing a Roman Street: A Daily Adventure

By YiR contributor: Michele Robichaux One of my favorite quotes from an Italian regarding traffic law here is this: “In Milan traffic lights are instructions, in Rome they are suggestions, in Naples they are merely decorations.”  And how true that is.  As a result, simply crossing the street in Italy can be quite a heart-racing … Continue reading

Our travel video with STA Travel and Our Wild Abandon
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Our travel video with STA Travel and Our Wild Abandon

Young in Rome + STA Travel US + Our Wild Abandon = A short video that will give you a taste of Rome! Find out about Our Five Favorite Neighborhoods in Rome on the STA Travel Blog. Where did we go? The whimsical Coppedé district at Piazza Mincio The Gianicolo Hill for one of the best views in Rome (with famous … Continue reading

The table cloth is not the garlic: Italian Tongue Twisters Part II
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The table cloth is not the garlic: Italian Tongue Twisters Part II

* If last week’s Italian tongue twisters weren’t enough, here are four more pronunciation challenges to test your fluency. I can just imagine an Italian mamma giving a cooking lesson to her kids with the first one (said in a tone of utmost seriousness of course).  Sul tagliere l’aglio taglia. Non tagliare la tovaglia. La … Continue reading

What are Ides?
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What are Ides?

The Ides of March: a historic turning point in Roman history, when Caesar was assassinated and the great shift from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire commenced (oh my!) but….what are…ides? Fear not, your top five Ides of March Questions will (finally) be answered. 1. Why do they say, “Beware the Ides of March”? … Continue reading

Under the bench the goat dies: Italian tongue twisters Part 1
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Under the bench the goat dies: Italian tongue twisters Part 1

* If you really want an Italian language challenge, try these tongue twisters! If saying them out loud doesn’t make you laugh then the English translations definitely will. (The first one is my favorite.) Sopra la panca la capra campa, sotto la panca la capra crepa. On the bench, the goat lives, under the bench … Continue reading

Rome’s Romantic Poets with Context Travel
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Rome’s Romantic Poets with Context Travel

An afternoon excursion with Context Travel’s Hilary Bockham covers the history of the Grand Tour and the English Romantic Poets who were forever changed by the eternal city: it’s everything you could want from a walking tour in Rome! Did you know that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in a horror story competition? That John Keats … Continue reading