The weather in Rome has been absolutely amazing for the past three days. The sun is back and I’m slowly letting myself start to believe that maybe, just maybe, spring is coming. I spent Saturday at Villa Borghese reading in the grass, between dead winter leaves and new daisies. Che bella giornata!
Deciding what color to paint your villa can be such a chore! I love that they turned the building into a life-size paint chip. Based on personal experience with the speed of home repairs in Italy, I should have an update on their color decision for you in a few months…
In the past ten years, it has become increasingly common to use credit cards in Italy. As of 2019, many brick and mortar businesses (including stores and restaurants) now accept most international cards. Visa and MasterCard are the most commonly accepted credit cards in Italy, and while American Express is accepted in some places, there […]
Living in Italy has showed me how NOT to learn Italian. Osmosis – Unfortunately, merely being surrounded by Italian will only help you to a certain extent. You have to be an active participant in the dialogue in order to really learn the language. Dating – No. Just no. Here’s why. Online Language Courses – […]
Confession: I rank Rome’s landmarks and monuments based on how much they look like cake. That means that my favorite is the Colosseum at night, but Palazzo Vittorio Emmanuele comes in a solid second: Having already scored major brownie points for looking like an over-the-top wedding cake, I found out that Palazzo Vittorio Emmanuele was […]
The next person that tells me the best way to learn Italian is to get an Italian boyfriend, is gonna get smacked. The first 40 times I heard this, I laughed it off, pretending each time that it was somehow funny or original. Don’t get me wrong- Italian men are beautiful. They wear beautiful clothes, […]
Excuse me for playing a little bit of blog catch-up. The past few weeks have been spent studying and enjoying the presence of one of my favorite people. But now my final is over and (sadly) my friend has gone back to the US, and I’ve been meaning to tell you about La Befana, the […]
If you visit the center of Rome, you’ll see the rose sellers. They wander around with bouquets, trying to hand you a rose as “a present” and then asking for payment. The flower guys will wander into restaurants and try to sell you a rose over dinner. I always laugh and tell them that I […]