Author Archives: Natalie

How to Get Italy’s Green Pass for Tourism and Leisure

Italy has cautiously opened to tourism from EU countries and a select list of other countries including the US. However, if we have learned anything the last year it is how quickly requirements and rules can change. Now, a new rule is coming into effect that will be required to do just about anything once […]

Traveling to Italy in 2021

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Mario Draghi, the Prime Minister of Italy, and other government officials have recently announced a “Green Pass” for people hoping to travel to Italy from countries such as the United States. It was rumored that those who can show proof of vaccination, a negative test, or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19, can enter Italy […]

Italian Keys

I was instantly charmed the first time I was handed the keys to my very first Italian apartment. The long skeleton key seemed implausible. It was about four inches high with two prongs and looked nothing like the serrated house keys of my childhood.  These long skeleton keys remain the norm in Italy, where reinforced […]

Amerina: Small Pizzas Near Campo de’ Fiori

I love to see that the Roman street food scene is alive and well even after so much upheaval in the food industry in the past year. Amerina La Pizzetta is a delightful new space offering small personal pizzas in one the most beautiful small piazzas in Rome. So it really has pizzette (small round […]