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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

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

Don’t try this at home kids, I’m a professional: Wine and Food Tour in Rome
Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Don’t try this at home kids, I’m a professional: Wine and Food Tour in Rome

By YiR Contributor: Owen Phillips Photo by: Owen Phillips Jump into a cozy cellar space that’s tucked away on a perfect little cobblestone street and embrace the culinary wisdom that will assault your mind and palate. The City Wonders: Rome and Wine Tasting Tour is a gem for many reasons but most importantly, it’s a place to … Continue reading

The Dark Heart of Rome
Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Historical Sites (l'antichità)

The Dark Heart of Rome

Photography by YiR contributor: Michele Robichaux   Rome can inspire with her scenic vistas, her quaint alleyways and grand churches but what about the dark side of the city? The ghosts that live in the shadows… the haunting memories that might fade away in the sunshine but loom up out of the night? I’ve seen the advertisements for … Continue reading

The Grande Bellezza of Palazzo Sacchetti
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Historical Sites (l'antichità)

The Grande Bellezza of Palazzo Sacchetti

One of the reasons I love Rome is the unexpected beauty you find almost anywhere you look. A hidden park, a frescoed wall, crumbling ruins, and the way light catches on the glass bubble curve of a wine glass. It’s the contrast between the graffiti, the overflowing dumpsters, and psychotic drivers and these pockets, these wells of beauty … Continue reading

My Minas Tirith: Love Song for a Mythical City
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

My Minas Tirith: Love Song for a Mythical City

Note from YiR: In honor of the birthday of this golden city (I hope I look so good when I’m 2767 years old), we’d like to post an article by the beautiful Fabia Scali-Warner, Italian by blood, American by birth, and blogger by passion. She has grown up in Rome and spends her free time … Continue reading