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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

4 Museums for a Rainy Day in Rome
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi)

4 Museums for a Rainy Day in Rome

Readymade at the Gagosian, Impressionism at The Ara Pacis and Museo Palazzo Cipolla, and Nomachi photography at MACRO Testaccio. In a city like Rome, where a walk down any number of streets can lead you past classical statuary or opulent Baroque fountains, ensconcing oneself in a museum for the afternoon can sometimes feel redundant. Why pay … Continue reading

Used Book Sale in Rome!
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Used Book Sale in Rome!

The Santa Susanna English-language library (that we wrote about here) is having a used book sale that starts Wednesday, February 26th (from 3 PM to 6 PM) and continues until Friday, March 7th (during normal library opening hours). The library is having a tough time staying open, so if you’re looking for some great books … Continue reading

Piccola Intervista: Alphabet Photography
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo) / Piccola Intervista

Piccola Intervista: Alphabet Photography

          Amy Farber came to Rome for love, perfected her photography skills, and now owns her own business, Letters From, LLC that captures the beauty and spirit of Italy and Ireland one exquisite detail at a time. Read on for her story, her tips for starting your own business, AND how to get a holiday … Continue reading

Thanksgiving in Rome: What are you eating?
Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo)

Thanksgiving in Rome: What are you eating?

WHAT? A Thanksgiving Feast! WHEN? Thanksgiving Day: Thursday November 28! WHERE? Ristorante Cesarina Via Piemonte, 109 (to the east of Via Veneto, accessible by Spagna metro) Tel.: 06 4880828 (call to make a reservation) E-Mail: ristorantecesarina@libero.it WHY? Need this question even be asked? Because the menu (below) is mouthwatering and the wine selection (chosen by Domenico Pate) … Continue reading