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My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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5 Secret Rome tips you’ll find in the Le Guide Repubblica’s: Maxima (English edition)

I am extremely happy to see Le Guide Repubblica – Italy’s premiere city and food guides by national news outlet, La Repubblica – move into the English market. The release of their first English-language guide, Maxima demonstrates that Rome is becoming more and more cosmopolitan and international by nature and La Repubblica is leading the way in being responsive to this.Group photo by the talented Rowena Dumlao-Giardina, The Chosen TableAt

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What happened to me? ESL – that’s what!

What happened to me? Of course I can speak English. Born and raised in Australia, I’m English mother-tongue. But being bilingual and living in a non-English speaking country has evidently presented me with some brain function problems. What happened to me? You may notice it in my writing (if you haven’t already), my grammar and manner of speaking. I get constantly told by a particular sibling who resides in Australia

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English High Tea in Rome

Staff can be just the difference between a poor, great and fantastic experience. I work in events and know too well the importance of super efficient and personable staff on the ground. Now it’s widely agreed that customer service in Rome generally leaves a lot to be desired. I say generally because on many occasions and in my experience, I do find that putting out politeness will generally have it

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Italian Lesson

I love the Italian language. It’s one of the romantic Latin languages like Spanish and French and obviously in my opinion it’s the most beautiful in the world. Even though I speak the language (and as I keep being told by my roman friends, with una bella pronuncia! – good pronunciation or accent), as it’s not my mother-tongue, I am still completely mesmerised by it. I confess, that when socialising

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