HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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The Great Beauty: Piazza Navona 

I remember the very first time I walked into Piazza Navona. It was more than 15 years ago and my younger, curious travel mind and heart could not cope! I had never seen such beauty. The size of the square, life and laughter bursting out of the bars and restaurants that surrounded it, the Bernini fountain and the people. When Paolo Sorrentino’s, La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) came out

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Rome Markets: My Top 5 Picks

Nothing screams life more than visiting a market in Rome! Lively and colorful I love walking through a mercato in Rome and getting lost in the sights, smells and sounds. They provide a snapshot into the life of local Roman traders. In fact, nothing is more entertaining than watching the sometimes explosive interaction between stall holders, butchers or fish mongers (all in a tirade of beautiful Roman dialect or Romanaccio)

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A fashion and style icon: Audrey in Roma

“Each in its own way was unforgettable. It would be difficult to … Rome, by all means. Rome. I will cherish my visit here in memory as long as I live.” – Audrey Hepburn as Anya in Roman Holiday Today I went to the Ara Pacis Museum to see the photographic exhibition, Audrey in Rome – a picture history of Audrey Hepburn’s life and times in the city. The exhibition

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