Our travel video with STA Travel and Our Wild Abandon
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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
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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

Piccola Intervista with jewelry designer Andy Lifschutz
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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

What are Ides?
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What are Ides?

The Ides of March: a historic turning point in Roman history, when Caesar was assassinated and the great shift from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire commenced (oh my!) but….what are…ides? Fear not, your top five Ides of March Questions will (finally) be answered. 1. Why do they say, “Beware the Ides of March”? … Continue reading

Rome’s Romantic Poets with Context Travel
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Rome’s Romantic Poets with Context Travel

An afternoon excursion with Context Travel’s Hilary Bockham covers the history of the Grand Tour and the English Romantic Poets who were forever changed by the eternal city: it’s everything you could want from a walking tour in Rome! Did you know that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in a horror story competition? That John Keats … Continue reading

4 Museums for a Rainy Day in Rome
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4 Museums for a Rainy Day in Rome

Readymade at the Gagosian, Impressionism at The Ara Pacis and Museo Palazzo Cipolla, and Nomachi photography at MACRO Testaccio. In a city like Rome, where a walk down any number of streets can lead you past classical statuary or opulent Baroque fountains, ensconcing oneself in a museum for the afternoon can sometimes feel redundant. Why pay … Continue reading

Used Book Sale in Rome!
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Used Book Sale in Rome!

The Santa Susanna English-language library (that we wrote about here) is having a used book sale that starts Wednesday, February 26th (from 3 PM to 6 PM) and continues until Friday, March 7th (during normal library opening hours). The library is having a tough time staying open, so if you’re looking for some great books … Continue reading

Piccola Intervista: Alphabet Photography
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Piccola Intervista: Alphabet Photography

          Amy Farber came to Rome for love, perfected her photography skills, and now owns her own business, Letters From, LLC that captures the beauty and spirit of Italy and Ireland one exquisite detail at a time. Read on for her story, her tips for starting your own business, AND how to get a holiday … Continue reading