I moved to Rome seven years ago, and every day I fall more in love with this fascinating city, even if at times the bureaucracy gets me down. This is an ode to the eternally enthralling Eternal City, complete with musings on history, art, food, books, beauty, curiosities and, every so often, a peek into the life of a Roman transplant.
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About me: I moved to Rome seven years ago, and every day I fall more in love with this fascinating city, even if at times the bureaucracy gets me down. This is an ode to the eternally enthralling Eternal City, complete with musings on history, art, food, books, beauty, curiosities and, every so often, a peek into the life of a Roman transplant.
Rome's Truly Hidden Gems: The Convent of Santa Francesca Romana Let me preface this post by saying that you know you're an art nerd when you get so excited about the once-a-year display of the frescoes of a little-known early Renaissance painter that you get up at 6:30 on a Sunday to see them (even when you've seen them twice before). So yes, I qualify. What ab... Sun, 09 Mar 2014 06:40:00
Michelangelo's Rome, 450 Years Later What better way to celebrate Michelangelo's long life and immense body of work, than spending the 450th anniversary of his death taking a tour of his works. If you're lucky enough to be in his hometown of Florence today, you'll have even more opportunity to do so. But here in Rome, where Michelangel... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:03:00
Art's Greatest Kisses Is there anything more romantic than a kiss? In honor of the supposed most romantic day of the year, here are a few of my favorite art works featuring that most amorous of all gestures. I've been a life-long Toulouse-Lautrec fan; he was one of my absolute favorite painters when I was a young girl. B... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:38:00
Hand-made Panettone and other Italian Christmas Treats
Roscioli bakery, all decked up for Christmas and ready to make some deliveries. Photo by author.
It's almost Christmas and here in Italy that means one thing: time to stock up on panettone, pan d'oro, torrone, and all the other ubiquitous holiday sweets. And it isn't hard: everywhere you turn, ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:22:00
200 Years of Giuseppe Verdi Detail of Giuseppe Verdi portrait, Giovanni Boldini, 1886. National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome. [Source]Today is an important day for all Italians, as opera composer Giuseppe Verdi, one of Italy?s best-loved national heroes, was born 200 years ago today, on 10 October 1813.For Italians, Verdi is mu... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:45:00