Il Maritozzaro is a local coffee bar in Trastevere famous for marritozzo – a Roman pastry.
The plastic sheeting is back. After a summer of heat waves and travel, I really forgot what Rome is likely on a cool and very rainy day. In my corner of Testaccio, where a clothes dryer is an unthinkable and unnecessary luxury, that means plastic sheeting. Clothes do not stop dirtying themselves simply because it […]
I won’t bore you with how hot it was. I won’t bother trying to describe how oppressive the humidity feels when not a single wisp of a breeze can be found. I won’t even begin to recount the discomfort, the lack of mobility, or the will do anything but lie perfectly still with the shutters […]
My weather optimism came too soon. We just got back from a quick trip to Prague where it was a delicious 24 C/ 75 F. When we left Rome, the city was an unbearable 39 C/ 102 F but it felt cooler when we stepped off the plane Wednesday evening. I was wrong. It is […]
Christine, who lives in Florence and is the expat behind Ciao, Christy has started a “La Dolce Vita” series on her blog and encouraged all of us English language bloggers to write about our own sweet lives in Italy. I can, and do, complain about the crazy bureaucracy involved with living in Italy. I miss […]