Sardegna in 10 Instagram Pics

Sardegna in 10 Instagram Pics

The only thing I’ve done since leaving Sardegna is think about how I’m going to get back there! This beautiful island region of Italy has it all. A rich culture and history, unique cuisine and stunning coastline that on just about every corner, rivals Caribbean waters… And their own language – not dialect, but language! … Continue reading

5 Things Not to Miss in Corfu

5 Things Not to Miss in Corfu

To be perfectly honest, Corfu didn’t exactly feel ‘Greece’. If it’s white washed buildings hanging off breathtaking cliffs you’re after, then perhaps Santorini is for you. And if it’s partying and nightlife that tickles your fancy, Mykonos should be on your list. But the island has its own charm and Corfu Town particularly, is a … Continue reading

HeartRome hits the Beach

HeartRome hits the Beach

It’s that time of year again. HeartRome is heading to the beach! My sister is joining me from Australia in a couple of days and the end of this month signals my August holidays. To say I’m excited to see her, to be having a long earned break and to be exploring new places would … Continue reading

10 Rome Restaurants to Try

10 Rome Restaurants to Try

My list of restaurants to try in Rome keeps growing. I tick one or two off and then add another five! And with new openings all the time, it’s hard to keep up around here. I don’t always get around to writing a dedicated post on all of my dining experiences. So here are another … Continue reading

Things to do in Rome this Summer

Things to do in Rome this Summer

As a Melbourne girl born and raised I am accustomed to unpredictable – or I guess the less diplomatic term would be, crap – weather. Because of this, I don’t think I’ll ever stop getting excited about Rome’s summer events program. While the weather here has also been a little ‘unpredictable’ of late, you can … Continue reading

Bolognese, Tortellini, Lasagne. Hello Bologna!

Bolognese, Tortellini, Lasagne. Hello Bologna!

While the golden triangle of Milan, Turin and Genoa is known globally as Italy’s industrial beating heart, Bologna and surrounds are known for food. The region of Emilia-Romagna is without doubt, Italy’s gastronomic heartland. It’s the motherland of homemade pasta. Bologna is home to the single most internationally marketed Italian dish of all time, bolognese. … Continue reading

HeartRome on TV

HeartRome on TV

Many many years ago in Melbourne, an astrologer told me he saw my name in the stars. He said, “I see your name up in lights.” However ridiculous it sounded at the time, it has, in a sense – and more than a decade later – come true. On Friday night, the Rome episode of … Continue reading

Eating my way around London

Eating my way around London

While in London on business last week I got to sample the Eating Italy Food Tours’, British cousin: Eating London. And I have to say from the outset, if you’re headed there anytime soon and having trouble deciding on unique things to do or trawling through the many London tours on offer, please don’t hesitate … Continue reading

This is Food, Rome 2014

This is Food, Rome 2014

This is Food, a two day food event, hits Rome this weekend. I was unable to attend last year but intend on being there this time around! Held at Officine Farneto in the Foro Italico / Stadio Olimpico zone (about 20 minutes drive north of the historical centre), the event will feature food stands from … Continue reading