Last updated on April 2nd, 2018 at 09:21 am


I’m Natalie and I have been living in Rome since 2010.  I started this blog that same year as a resource for what to see, do and eat in the Eternal City.  I also regularly travel and offer a platform for showcasing life beyond Rome as well.

Before moving to Rome, I graduated from UCLA with a degree in writing and worked as an editor. I have been freelance writing for more than 10 years, contributing to Italy Magazine, Live Like an Italian, Expedia UK, and more.  I also currently ghost write hotel reviews and have created app content (such as Discover Rome), as well as the Italian content for other travel apps. I do accept freelance gigs, and you are welcome to get in touch via email to  A press kit is available by request.

Some of my writing samples include:

14 Best Places to Eat in Rome (for Thrillist)
Sometimes you just need an intestine sandwich to start the day right (for Roads & Kingdoms)
Modern meals at Madrid’s best old world markets (for Elsewhere)
Great coffee in Rome (for Sprudge)

In the Press:

Why Italy Should be Your Next Budget Travel Destination (Forbes)

The best instagram profiles to follow in your city (Nastro Azzuro)

Book contributions:

A walk through Testaccio for La Repubblica’s Guida ai sapori e ai piaceri di Roma e Lazio 2017

Testaccio Market and La Pignasecca for The World Atlas of Street Food

Select Clips from 2017 (to date):

  • Take a trip back in time to Palm Springs’ dreamiest mid-century modern hotels (Elsewhere)
  • Best beach hikes in Europe (Expedia UK)
  • Roll up to PARK Bar, the car park serving cocktails in the Portuguese capital (Elsewhere)

Select Clips from 2016:

  • For a good meal in Milan, go directly to jail (Elsewhere)
  • Where to find the best aperitivo in Rome (Spotahome)
  • 32 Things to do in Rome for €10 or less (Thrillist)
  • Why your next fine dining experience will be at home (BonAppetour)

For more on my experience moving to Italy, please see some of the interviews and press that have featured An American in Rome: