HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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Italy says no to Rome’s 2020 Olympic bid

It was just announced by Italy’s Premier Mario Monti, that the Italian Government will not support the city of Rome’s bid for the 2020 Olympic Games – and for good reason. You may have noticed that the country is sort of in the midst of a little financial crisis! And with the bid estimated to set Italy back approximately €12.5 billion, the decision is obviously being hailed by many economists

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Snow in the eternal city

As I sit outdoors in Melbourne at 1am and the temperature hovers around 20 degrees celsius (after peaking at almost 30 during the day), it’s hard to imagine that it is actually snowing in my other home town of Rome right now! Yes – snowing! And yes, this is strange! While this would not make news in any other northern hemisphere European capital, snow in Rome is about as rare

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Rome Riots 2011

A BIG thank you to everyone for the messages of concern over the riots that sadly took place in the centre of Rome yesterday. I’m obviously ok and was not affected – other than having to walk about 40 minutes from one side of the city to my apartment because of road closures and major disruptions to the metro and all transport. As I hadn’t caught the news for a

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