We launched our very own audio walking tour of Rome!
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We launched our very own audio walking tour of Rome!

You guys. We just launched our audio walking tour of Rome, and we’re all sorts of frantically excited about it. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to finally announce the project I’ve been working on since the end of 2015, so while I’m typing this, I’m doing a happy dance which consists mostly … Continue reading

Pinocchio, Luxottica, and la bella figura : A Review of John Hooper’s The Italians
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Pinocchio, Luxottica, and la bella figura : A Review of John Hooper’s The Italians

  I have to make a confession. Though I treasure the belief that I am open of mind and heart, that I have traveled and loved more than one culture, I am inherently patriotic in certain respects. I know that sometimes I am unreasonable about my fierce loyalty to Italy, though I vent about its failings … Continue reading

The Art of Crossing a Roman Street: A Daily Adventure
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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

Our travel video with STA Travel and Our Wild Abandon
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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

The table cloth is not the garlic: Italian Tongue Twisters Part II
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The table cloth is not the garlic: Italian Tongue Twisters Part II

* If last week’s Italian tongue twisters weren’t enough, here are four more pronunciation challenges to test your fluency. I can just imagine an Italian mamma giving a cooking lesson to her kids with the first one (said in a tone of utmost seriousness of course).  Sul tagliere l’aglio taglia. Non tagliare la tovaglia. La … Continue reading

What are Ides?
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What are Ides?

The Ides of March: a historic turning point in Roman history, when Caesar was assassinated and the great shift from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire commenced (oh my!) but….what are…ides? Fear not, your top five Ides of March Questions will (finally) be answered. 1. Why do they say, “Beware the Ides of March”? … Continue reading