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

In which we stand where the gladiators stood. I’m so not kidding about this.
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

In which we stand where the gladiators stood. I’m so not kidding about this.

Or, if you want goosebumps on a startlingly hot Roman Sunday afternoon, this is how you get them. The Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum – how The Roman Guy showcases the Roman Empire. Let me get this out of the way, YiR-ers: nobody pays us to write reviews. Writing reviews isn’t even … 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

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

(Small aside: This article won 3rd place in the Memoirs/Personal Essay category of the 83rd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition. Yay! Okay. Back to your reading.) 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 … 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