Move over, cigarette vending machines, there’s a new kid in town: beer vending machines! Spotted in Testaccio. Buon weekend!
It’s almost time. It’s almost time for il cambio di stagione. Literally “the changing of the seasons,” but any lady worth her salt know that this is about two things: clothes and shoes. You have to pick a day for your cambio, and then switch out all your winter clothes for the lighter spring/summer gear. […]
Good news! All your dreams have come true at once! From the brand that brought you frozen supplì: pizza with french fries and hot dogs (wurtsel e patatine)! This is not a new idea, though it is a terrible one. You can find pizza with french fries around Rome. I think I’ve seen someone eating […]
No government. No pope. Everything is just chugging right along here in Rome. I don’t know how you could have possibly missed this news item, but- the pope retired. I will leave the analysis of this nearly unprecedented act to those who know their history, like Tiffany. To summarize: Pope: Bye. Rome: You’ll be with […]
Pitigliano is a town in Tuscany’s Maremma region that seems to grow spectacularly out of the cliff on to which it is built. The buildings, and the rocky crag for that matter, are all made of tufo or tuff rock. Pitigliano is a major destination in its own right, but it is also perfectly located to […]
After a great lunch in Sovana, we had earned a little R&R. We piled back into our cinque cento, clown car style, and set off for the nearby village of Saturnia. Exploring another Tuscan town was not the priority. Instead, we were on the hunt for thermal hot springs. The Saturnia hot springs are in […]
With a New Year’s resolution to make the most of our time in Italy, a few friends and I hatched a plan to get out of Rome for the weekend. One of my colleagues is from the southwest corner of Tuscany, so that seemed like a good place to start. We picked up our rental car […]
“Alla Romana” can mean to split a bill right down the middle. Example: So you were trying to save cash eating out with friends by ordering the cheapest pasta? Too bad. You’re going to go alla Romana and share the cost of everything evenly. I use alla romana to refer to fashion sense. Specifically, dressing […]