That time we wrapped up 2015 with a deliciously scandalous Through Eternity tour
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Reviews (da condividere)

That time we wrapped up 2015 with a deliciously scandalous Through Eternity tour

I feel about tours the same way that I feel about titles: I like it best when they’re a true expression of something (a feeling, a city), and when they’re not too short. Now you may be thinking, I’m glad you brought this up, Flavia, because your titles tend to ramble; to this I say, … Continue reading

What to do on a summer evening in Rome, or: a concert in Borromini’s courtyard
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

What to do on a summer evening in Rome, or: a concert in Borromini’s courtyard

There are few ways that a man can win immortality, but if this can be done, then music is indubitably one of the chosen means. In 1944, Maestro Franco Ferrara conducted a stunningly successful concert in the 17th-century courtyard of Borromini’s Church of Sant’Ivo for a newly liberated Rome. Now, seventy-one years later, and thirty … Continue reading

Yes! We’re doing a giveaway! Tell us about YOUR Rome – and win the coolest Rome travel guide!
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Yes! We’re doing a giveaway! Tell us about YOUR Rome – and win the coolest Rome travel guide!

In which we make new friends, and you get a pocket travel guide to Rome delivered to your door. But hurry! The contest is only from Wednesday – Saturday of this week!     You know what I love? Cookies. You know what I love outside the sphere of food? Meeting entrepreneurs determined to follow … Continue reading

Celebrating the Artists: a Review of The Artisan’s Star
Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Reviews (da condividere)

Celebrating the Artists: a Review of The Artisan’s Star

When this country no longer has farmers or artisans, it will no longer have a history. (Pier Paolo Pasolini) Once in a while, you read a really good book – I hope more than just once in a while, really, but occasionally you run across one that touches your heart on a personal level while … Continue reading