HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

June 2014

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 generally count on hot days and warm nights for about 3 months straight (cue shock

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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. And the region is home to Italy’s most exported DOP goods (DOP is the Italian

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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 Dubai-produced social travel series Peeta Planet aired across the Middle East to about 50 million

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— Steve Jobs

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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 to book this. Gosh it was nice to be back in London town. As an

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