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

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

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 ago? It feels as though it should have, as though it deserves a better setting than the truth, which is that Saturday morning I stumbled into … 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

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

In which we flounce about Abruzzo and eat a lot: A happy tale of cheese, wine, and spellbinding mountains
Day Trips (tutte le strade portano a Roma) / Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Historical Sites (l'antichità)

In which we flounce about Abruzzo and eat a lot: A happy tale of cheese, wine, and spellbinding mountains

A quick weekend trip to Rocca Calascio and Santo Stefano di Sessanio, ending with a great sandwich in L’Aquila Roma is a particular type of capital in that a lot of her just doesn’t work. That’s part of her beauty, I tell myself, while the train to the office is 45 minutes late and seagulls are … Continue reading