HeartRome

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Suburra 1930: Where cocktails and food meet

I do enjoy Monti neighbourhood and it’s certainly an area of the city I recommend to visitors. For many reasons really: 1) it’s right by the Colosseum, 2) it’s a cool locals’ hangout (especially in summer people spill out of bars and into piazzas) 3) it’s super pretty, and 4) it’s full of independent designer stores, bars and restaurants. I recently experienced Suburra 1930. This stylish restaurant and cocktail bar

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Favara: Sicily’s Secret Cool

A lot about Italy in the international press of late is about doom and gloom; how the eurozone and broader global financial crisis has just about crippled this country’s economy and people. But there are also many community projects and people committed to culture, growth and community. These don’t generally make for good news stories though.  Speaking of myths and generic news stories – mention Sicily to anyone and you

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Streeat Food Truck Festival in Rome

This weekend the European Streeat Food Truck Festival heads to Rome. So if you’re looking for me, you’ll know where I’ll be!  On from tonight (4pm-1am) until Sunday (27-29 March, Sat and Sun: 11am-1am), the festival brings together more than 30 food trucks and ape vans to the Citta dell’altra Economia (the outdoor space that sits behind the MACRO museum in Testaccio – the ex slaughterhouse!). Food trucks that will

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Because We Can Can-Can The Musical: Sopra Le Righe – The Pride of Gaeta

This weekend Because We Can Can-Can debuts in Gaeta – a small coastal Lazio town which has become my home away from home (and Rome!). The amateur musical production is set to premiere today at the town’s Ariston Theatre ahead of opening night on Monday 16 March. I met the organisers, Sopra Le Righe through special friends of mine and they have taken a very special place in my heart.

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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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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 some of the city’s premier dining establishments, street food artists, gastronomy workshops and kids activities.

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Arrivederci Roma for 2013. HeartRome is Melbourne-bound

Departures always make me reflect. And especially when I leave Rome it gets me thinking of the year gone by. What I’ve experienced. What I’ve achieved. Again for me it’s been another jam-packed year of work, travel, new life, cultural and dining experiences, love gained, love lost, learning and discovering new things, and sharing it all with some amazing people in the city I’ve come to call home. I fly

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Rome Tram Tracks: a night in Rome you won’t forget

Last Monday, my week commenced like no other. I attended a Rome Tram Tracks event. Hosted by my friend Domenico and Marco, this event is beyond unique. It’s basically an aperitivo on board a vintage Rome tram. But this isn’t just any old tram. And nobody but Tram Tracks will have you eating, drinking, singing and dancing with the moving backdrop of some of Rome’s most historic and beautiful monuments.

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Rome’s Comedy Club is back.. All shiny & new!

Marsha. Josephine. De Salvatore. I gotta agree with Marsha. Growing up as a 1st generation Calabrian American in Ohio with a name like that? You’re bound to have comedy material to last a lifetime! Marsha moved to Rome over 10 years ago and while she dabbles in a whole lot of things here in the eternal city, performing – acting and comedy – is her true passion. And she’s great

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Rome Food & Wine Festival: Eataly

Eataly. Eat and Italy = Eataly. Need I say more? A few weeks back I attended the inaugural Rome Food and Wine Festival held at Eataly. The 3 day event featured 15 award winning chefs and 60 wines to taste and transformed the third floor of this mega food store into foodie heaven. Receiving a media pass for the duration of the festival, I did my best to sample everything

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