Waltzing into the Sistine Chapel before it actually opens: a tour with The Roman Guy
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Waltzing into the Sistine Chapel before it actually opens: a tour with The Roman Guy

Michelangelo, ancient graffiti, and where cornetti came from: starting 2017 with magic The Roman Guy way Remember how I was on a selfless journey to update the Young In Rome Favorite Tours page? Well, a couple of days ago that mission involved a trip to the hallowed halls of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, … Continue reading

Where we see the first settlement that became Rome: our tour with Walks of Italy
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Where we see the first settlement that became Rome: our tour with Walks of Italy

Wrapping up 2016 with a wondrous tour through time  If you know me, you know that waking up before 11 AM whilst on vacation is quite the no no. But I am on a mission, folks, and that mission is to update the Young in Rome favorite tours page to include the best and newest stuff … Continue reading

Blurred boundaries: a book review of Loreena’s Gift
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Blurred boundaries: a book review of Loreena’s Gift

Sometimes you need to read a book that’s both a good read and also a thoughtful meditation on life, death, love, and what happens (or doesn’t happen) after those three things. Enter Loreena’s Gift, an imaginative fiction read that will keep you guessing, sighing, and thinking about the Big Questions. In a tiny tucked-away town lives … Continue reading

Last night I traveled all over Italy and even spent some time in Montreal: a book review of Daughter of Mine
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Last night I traveled all over Italy and even spent some time in Montreal: a book review of Daughter of Mine

How Daughter of Mine by Laura Fabiani hijacked my evening Sometimes I think I should just tell my boss the truth. Look, I could say, I know sometimes I show up for work a little late, a little groggy. I make up the time, and I know you don’t mind, but I wanted to explain. Fact … Continue reading

That time we wrapped up 2015 with a deliciously scandalous Through Eternity tour
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That time we wrapped up 2015 with a deliciously scandalous Through Eternity tour

I feel about tours the same way that I feel about titles: I like it best when they’re a true expression of something (a feeling, a city), and when they’re not too short. Now you may be thinking, I’m glad you brought this up, Flavia, because your titles tend to ramble; to this I say, … Continue reading