About me: American Attorney in love with Italy for 15 years quits job in Texas, sells house, and moves to Rome to start her own legal practice. But Italy isn't a postcard; it's a real place with real frustrations. And it's a lot of fun. I'm figuring it out as I go.
La Sagra del Carciofo and the Art of the Artichoke
On Sunday, my best friend Jennifer, her brand new husband Fabio, some of his friends, and my other friend Lauren all piled into two cars and headed west from Rome to a beach town called Ladispoli. The beach here is nothing special (if you want to go to a beach near Rome, I recommend Sperlonga), [..... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:30:45
An Inside Peek into Palazzo Sacchetti and ?The Great Beauty?
I was thrilled to be invited for a private tour of Palazzo Sacchetti with the fantastic company, Italian Ways. First things first: I want to thank Chiara and Italian Ways for the very rare opportunity to see this opulent, privately owned palace, which is always closed to the public. Except for us, ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:57:30
Historic Meets Modern in Stockholm, Sweden
A few weeks ago I headed to the northiest northy north I’d ever been, to Stockholm, Sweden. I can’t lie to you, friends, it was the most expensive city I’d ever set foot in. Every time I was forced to pay for food or a museum ticket, a new gray hair sprung from my head. [...]
The... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:46:57
See Rome on a Segway (Trust Me).
For years I’ve been telling everyone to see Rome on two wheels. There is nothing like the wind in your hair, zipping past white monuments and green umbrella pine trees set against the blue sky in Rome that makes you feel like rock star. Only, I used to be referring to a Vespa. My scooter [...... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:01:32
Beautiful Abruzzo (and Santo Stefano di Sessanio)
A short drive from Rome – less than two hours - sits Santo Stefano di Sessanio, a medieval hill town with a permanent population in the very low hundreds. Santo Stefano is located in the very highest section of the rocky, snowy Apennine mountains, and inside an Italian national park. Frankly,... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:29:53