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

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 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

Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Get Your Calendar Out: Upcoming Concerts in Italy

Time to organize your music schedule! There are a bunch of artists coming to Italy in the coming months (mostly to Milan argh!), so what better way to see the country and catch a show?! Tickets can be purchased on GreenTicket or TicketOne sites. November 20th: Skunk Anansie at Rome’s Teatro Tendastrisce 20th: Francesco de Gregori at … Continue reading