This blog provides practical information about Rome beyond ruins! It covers topics such as how to get from the airport to the city centre without spending all your savings to where to look for a good gym deal or hunt for best bargains. Some common mistakes which foreigners make when they come to Italy for the first time will be discussed. Above all, comments from other expats are encouraged!

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Where to… in Rome

A lot of friends sigh and go into a daydreaming mode when I say that I’ve spent a period of time in Rome long enough not to feel […]

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Italy at Eurovision 2013 – Marco Mengoni’s charm offensive

Eurovision 2013 has just finished in the Swedish city of Malmo, making Denmark next year’s host of Europe’s largest musical event. After thirteen years of absence, Italy rejoined […]

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EU as the battlefield of values in Rome

The European Union has emerged as a key political battleground for the 2013 Italian election, which was discussed in my previous post.¬† The project of enacting austerity measures, […]

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Italian 2013 election: in the city of posters

Italian election has been one of the most colourful events in Rome. Residents were not only flooded with election material and thousands of ‘propaganda-style’ posters, but also rallies, […]

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‘Sex and the City’ life in Rome

Many modern women in Rome are torn between the multitude of family expectations, then peer pressure and finally their own (often conflicting) ideas about love and lust in […]

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Books and Rome

It is a busy day in the city of Rome. On the metro, people behave in patterns: the tourists usually have an aura about them which is hyperactive, […]

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Travel with children to Rome

Ever wondered how it would be to take the youngest members of your family to this gelato capital of the world? Would you still have the chance to […]

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What to see in Rome? Look up!

Many of my friends and acquaintances keep asking me: “I have only 3, 4 days/nights in Rome, what should I see?”. Rome is NOT straightforward, therefore it is […]

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Escaping to Rome: pros and cons

Thousands of people view Rome as their ideal holiday destination. The Eternal city has been romanticized for centuries, attracting visitors from all walks of life for a short […]

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Summer flirtations in Rome

Summer in Rome is a very romantic season indeed! Romans, after a long period of home-bound sessions with friends and family, can be seen at trendy outdoor meet […]

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