The trip of a lifetime: Recommendations for Rome, Florence, and Venice
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The trip of a lifetime: Recommendations for Rome, Florence, and Venice

Heaven is real, and it’s in Venice… Article by Evacheska DeAngelis Note from Flav: Sometimes in life we are lucky enough to find family outside of the group of people whose last name and blood we share, so in this case it’s a particular honor for me to post an article written by my sister, a … Continue reading

“It’s like being a cowboy instead of a bureaucrat”: A review (and a giveaway!) of Death Logs In, the sequel to Death Never Sleeps
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità) / Reviews (da condividere)

“It’s like being a cowboy instead of a bureaucrat”: A review (and a giveaway!) of Death Logs In, the sequel to Death Never Sleeps

A book about heaven, about hell, about whether or not there is wi-fi in the afterlife. And how is everybody always eating tagliatelle and staying so thin? Let me tell you how it went: There was my copy of Death Logs In, sitting, seemingly innocently, on my nightstand (of course I have a nightstand). After … Continue reading

Cidade Invicta: A weekend in Porto teeming with port wine, a bookshop that inspired Hogwarts, and the teleférico over the nostalgic ships of the Douro River
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Cidade Invicta: A weekend in Porto teeming with port wine, a bookshop that inspired Hogwarts, and the teleférico over the nostalgic ships of the Douro River

Or, in which we eat pig’s blood and lock ourselves in hotel bathrooms. By mistake, of course. The hotel bathroom thing. We were no match for a jammed door. Out of respect for a city not my own but which hosts its guests openly and with no reserve, allow me to start with a disclaimer. … Continue reading

When in Rome – Drink Gin!
Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

When in Rome – Drink Gin!

By YiR contributor Amelia Stewart A note from YiR: If you live here, you know people from everywhere – Rome is filled with sparkling and generally fantastic people from all walks of life, and one of the best ways of exploring this city is putting on the socks of those who, background-diverse, travel her piazzas and … 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

In which we flounce about Abruzzo and eat a lot: A happy tale of cheese, wine, and spellbinding mountains
Day Trips (tutte le strade portano a Roma) / Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Historical Sites (l'antichità)

In which we flounce about Abruzzo and eat a lot: A happy tale of cheese, wine, and spellbinding mountains

A quick weekend trip to Rocca Calascio and Santo Stefano di Sessanio, ending with a great sandwich in L’Aquila Roma is a particular type of capital in that a lot of her just doesn’t work. That’s part of her beauty, I tell myself, while the train to the office is 45 minutes late and seagulls are … Continue reading