HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

November 2014

Short Trips from Rome: Castelli Romani & Frascati

While Rome is positioned well for travel across the country and the European continent, if you’re in town and looking for a weekend away or a day trip, look no further than the Castelli Romani and Frascati. The Castelli Romani is umbrella term given to a series of towns in the Roman countryside. Lying southeast of the city at the foot of the Alban Hills, the area is rich in

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25 Things To Do in North Italy: Veneto & Lombardy

With Rome lying smack bang in the centre of Italy, it’s positioned perfectly for travel across the country. And while I have ventured up north and visited Venice and Milan many times, I had never really explored the broader regions within which they sit – Veneto and Lombardy. But now that I’ve had a taste, I only want more. These two regions border each other and lie in the very

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Casa Fabri: A home cooked Sunday lunch with a view

I go to and get invited to a lot of events in Rome. But today I had the pleasure of being a part of something really special. Roman with Umbrian origins, Fabrizio Lupi worked as a brand manager and in corporate marketing for years. But from a young age had a passion for food and cooking. So he walked away from his career and started Casa Fabri. Basically he offers

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