I love Jimmy. I really do. But a girl who doesn’t care about sports can only take so much sports talk. Sometimes you have to get out of the house, away from the TV, and give yourself a good shake on a lazy Sunday. Which is where Centrale Montemartini comes in. This is one of Rome’s […]
The US has three Embassies in Rome. There are ambassadors to Italy, to the Holy See and even to the United Nations. But it’s the French who really know what’s up, and in 1936 they were smart enough to lease Palazzo Farnese to house their Embassy for 99 years, for 1 Euro a year. That […]
This is the time of year when it gets to be too hot. Time seems to slow down and every motion you make is planned. Planned to exert as little effort as possible. But with the heat, summer also brings big beautiful tomatoes. When my apartment already feels like an oven and I can’t imagine […]
I often walk to the centro storico, and since I live in Testaccio, this is a bit of a stroll. Certainly nothing outrageous, but it’s more than a quick jaunt around the corner. What starts out as a great idea for some exercise, turns to self doubt as I round Teatro Marcello and find myself […]
I walk too quickly. With one earbud in, and one out, I dip on and off the sidewalk to pass and dodge… but also to listen for approaching cars as I hop in and out of the road while trying to get around throngs of people in the center of Rome. (Because everyone knows that […]
Sometimes the week can start off pretty rough. And vacation can feel oh so very far away. On days like that, during weeks such as those, sometimes you just need to watch the sun set over the Pantheon. Take a little vacation at home. And have a beautiful Monday.