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…
Very early on, I sort of wrote Italian candy off. There was just a lot of licorice and gummy things and I was more interested in all the savory food goodies that the country had to offer. That was before I found out about Pocket Coffee. Pocket Coffee is a piece of chocolate, filled with […]
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 […]
I moved to Italy expecting great food. I had no idea that it would be something as simple and fundamental as olive oil that would forever alter my tastes. New olive oil is impossibly green: It is a greenness that you can taste. New olive oil still has the flavor of the earth that the […]
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 […]