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Living in Rome

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

March 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

October 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

September 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

April 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Arrivederci Roma

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

September 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Re-creating Rome

Cinecittà is to Rome what Hollywood is to Los Angeles: a city of dreams and fiction. However, rather than a huge film business, Cinecittà is a highly revered institution. It … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rome at dawn

In the Ancient World, dawn was represented as a goddess lifting the curtain of day light to open the way to Apollo, god of the sun, and his magnificent chariot. … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Ludovisi Throne

In the series of great sculptures in Rome, another of my favourites is the Ludovisi Throne in the national museum of Palazzo Altemps. In this palace near Piazza Navona,  is … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment