Rome in the time of coronavirus
Rome is in shutdown. All the shops are closed except for food markets, supermarkets and pharmacies. Bars and restaurants were ordered to shutdown on Wednesday night, and people to stay … Continue reading
Mum, I got a job!
My eldest daughter is a university student and like many students of her age she is always trying to get a summer job. This year, she came back to Rome … Continue reading
A surprise birthday…
For my birthday this week, I thought I would treat myself with an Ayurveda massage. I didn’t want to go to a regular gym where they tend to offer this … Continue reading
Is Rome an old city?
Last night marked my first cultural outing since I moved back to Rome a year ago. I went to see a contemporary dance performance by established Israeli choreographer, Hofesh Shechter, … Continue reading
Visiting Rome in the summer?
If you are visiting Rome in the height of summer, here are a few humble tips from a seasoned resident 1. DO NOT VISIT Rome in the summer. It is … Continue reading
ATAC attacks citizens of Roma
Every morning, I cycle from my home in Parioli to Trastevere station to catch the train to Parco de’ Medici where my current office is located. Every morning at about … Continue reading
Roma Capitale, Roma Provinciale
The residents of Rome have elected a new Mayor. For the first time in history a woman was chosen, Virginia Raggi (from the 5 Stelle Movement), who has taken upon … Continue reading
Refugees Roaming in Rome
Since I moved back to Rome, a few months ago now, I have noticed a substantial increase of young African men begging in the street. They were not there when … Continue reading
Return to Rome
I am back writing on this blog, after a five year interrruption due to my move to Ethiopia. It is the first time I return somewhere. Until now, I have … Continue reading
As life is taking me to new shores, I have to (hopefully temporarily) say goodbye to Rome. I have just moved to Ethiopia from where I will continue writing this … Continue reading