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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

Our travel video with STA Travel and Our Wild Abandon
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Uncategorized

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

Springtime in Rome…and a couple of romantic museums
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Springtime in Rome…and a couple of romantic museums

As if winter were an old overcoat, Rome has shrugged it off in the last few weeks to bask in the seductive warmth of spring. Her skin glows in the sunlight, peach, orange, marble white, and terracotta brown. The scent of Rome, pleased with herself, at home in the sun, is fresh and inviting. She … Continue reading

The foolish fish of April
Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Word of the Day (la parola del giorno)

The foolish fish of April

In which I learn some new Italian words and discover that April Fools Day in Italy has something to with…fish?  Today in my weekly Italian lesson my teacher surprised me with a friendly pat on the back…odd, I thought to myself, before realizing that she had sneakily attached something to my shirt. I reached back … Continue reading

Piccola Intervista with jewelry designer Andy Lifschutz
Fashion & Shopping (la moda) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Piccola Intervista

Piccola Intervista with jewelry designer Andy Lifschutz

Portrait photo by: Rudolf Bekker Andy Lifschutz is a New York and Rome based jewelry designer with a laid back style and a passion for creative design that is showcased in his artful, unique pieces. His work has been featured in numerous fashion magazines like New York Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar (check out his work here) … Continue reading