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“It’s like being a cowboy instead of a bureaucrat”: A review (and a giveaway!) of Death Logs In, the sequel to Death Never Sleeps
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Reviews (da condividere)

“It’s like being a cowboy instead of a bureaucrat”: A review (and a giveaway!) of Death Logs In, the sequel to Death Never Sleeps

A book about heaven, about hell, about whether or not there is wi-fi in the afterlife. And how is everybody always eating tagliatelle and staying so thin? Let me tell you how it went: There was my copy of Death Logs In, sitting, seemingly innocently, on my nightstand (of course I have a nightstand). After … Continue reading

A lil’ book review: Death Never Sleeps by E.J. Simon
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Reviews (da condividere)

A lil’ book review: Death Never Sleeps by E.J. Simon

Because who doesn’t love a crime novel where people go running off to Rome? Well, it seems Death Never Sleeps, and neither did I once I started reading this book. My timing was, as always, impeccable: exhausted, fresh from a multi-week journey and more planes than I can count on one hand, and with jet lag … Continue reading

Hearts of the Cities
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Hearts of the Cities

The last month of 2014 in San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston, and where it all ties back to Italy and the Italian experience today. Rome to San Francisco, then Chicago, and finally Boston before looping back home to Rome. Wherever I go, this is where I start. It is hours before dawn as the car … Continue reading

Downtown Adventure (Roman style) with CoopCulture
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Downtown Adventure (Roman style) with CoopCulture

By YounginRome contributor : Mallory Robinson When I used to think about Rome, and Italy in general, my mind immediately jumped to every stereotype: pizza, pasta, pasta on pizza and of course Julius Caesar. I moved to Rome about 3 weeks ago, a newbie to the ‘Eternal City,’ and one thing is certain after taking the … Continue reading

Cidade Invicta: A weekend in Porto teeming with port wine, a bookshop that inspired Hogwarts, and the teleférico over the nostalgic ships of the Douro River
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Cidade Invicta: A weekend in Porto teeming with port wine, a bookshop that inspired Hogwarts, and the teleférico over the nostalgic ships of the Douro River

Or, in which we eat pig’s blood and lock ourselves in hotel bathrooms. By mistake, of course. The hotel bathroom thing. We were no match for a jammed door. Out of respect for a city not my own but which hosts its guests openly and with no reserve, allow me to start with a disclaimer. … Continue reading

Two days in Florence with City Wonders
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Day Trips (tutte le strade portano a Roma) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Two days in Florence with City Wonders

One of the reasons I choose to live in Rome is beacuse when the urge to travel strikes and you feel the intense longing to immerse yourself in new things, surround yourself with strangers and have an adventure, you can simply hop on a train for €25 and find yourself in charming Tuscan town or relaxing … Continue reading

When in Rome – Drink Gin!
Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

When in Rome – Drink Gin!

By YiR contributor Amelia Stewart A note from YiR: If you live here, you know people from everywhere – Rome is filled with sparkling and generally fantastic people from all walks of life, and one of the best ways of exploring this city is putting on the socks of those who, background-diverse, travel her piazzas and … Continue reading