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

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

The foolish fish of April
Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Word of the Day (la parola del giorno)

The foolish fish of April

In which I learn some new Italian words and discover that April Fools Day in Italy has something to with…fish?  Today in my weekly Italian lesson my teacher surprised me with a friendly pat on the back…odd, I thought to myself, before realizing that she had sneakily attached something to my shirt. I reached back … Continue reading

Piccola Intervista with jewelry designer Andy Lifschutz
Fashion & Shopping (la moda) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Piccola Intervista

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