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
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
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
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
The not so secret view of St Peter’s cupola
One of the most famous view of St Peter’s can be seen through a tiny keyhole at the Priory of the Knights of Malta on the Aventine hill. Looking through … Continue reading
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