Keeping it authentic: two great shopping guides for Florence!
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Fashion & Shopping (la moda) / Reviews (da condividere)

Keeping it authentic: two great shopping guides for Florence!

Some of the great things in life come in twos, like shots of espresso, specialized travel guides, and donuts. Since you guys loved the spotlight on Laura Morelli’s Venice guides, when Italy Book Tours let me know that she has guides for Florence as well, I knew we had to share, not least of all because Florence has a very … Continue reading

Spotlight on two books you’ll want to scoop up before your trip to Venice
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Spotlight on two books you’ll want to scoop up before your trip to Venice

In case I have not fully driven home the level of nerdiness that reigns supreme here at YiR, I’m going to tell you what the one and only J.R.R. Tolkien had to say about beautiful Venezia: “Venice seemed incredibly lovely, elvishly lovely – to me like a dream of Old Gondor, or Pelargir of the … Continue reading

Pinocchio, Luxottica, and la bella figura : A Review of John Hooper’s The Italians
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Pinocchio, Luxottica, and la bella figura : A Review of John Hooper’s The Italians

  I have to make a confession. Though I treasure the belief that I am open of mind and heart, that I have traveled and loved more than one culture, I am inherently patriotic in certain respects. I know that sometimes I am unreasonable about my fierce loyalty to Italy, though I vent about its failings … 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
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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

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

Save The Date for Sound Foundation 2.0 on June 20th, 2014, because when else can you party with great people, listen to fantastic music, and also support a completely worthwhile cause?
Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Save The Date for Sound Foundation 2.0 on June 20th, 2014, because when else can you party with great people, listen to fantastic music, and also support a completely worthwhile cause?

Looking for something amazing to do next Friday, June 20th? So are we. Read on!   There’s an open-air venue in Rome. Well, okay, more than one, but for this conversation, there’s only one that matters. Then there are some amazing artists, including French singer Sandro Joyeux, Copenhagen-based DJ Directoratet, and CAIN, an electronic producer … Continue reading