HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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Amarone nights in Rome 

Unless you’re an Italian wine aficionado, I will forgive you for not knowing Amarone. This red, rich and dry wine is produced in north Italy, mainly in the Valpolicella area, in the province of Verona (Veneto). In 1990 it gained DOC quality status (with many later promoted to DOCG), which kicked off its export as wine of choice around the world.  This week, I had the pleasure of sitting through

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HeartRome Wins! 2016 Italy Magazine Travel Blog of the Year! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you! For every person who voted for HeartRome in the 2016 Italy Magazine Blog Awards.  Thanks to every one of your votes, your likes, comments and shares on social media, this moment was possible. Congratulations to all the other winners and finalists – as always, I’m in wonderful company and you can check out who they are right here.  Taking out the title of Best

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5 things to add to your Verona to-do-list

I’m lucky enough to say that I’ve been to Verona three times in my life. But on the third time, it was (finally!) for more than just a day. Located in the Veneto region, it might not receive as much foot traffic as Venice but it certainly gets busy in high season and packs a punch with what it has to offer visitors.  People come to Verona to see and

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Verona: The City of Love

“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo” – William Shakespeare Twice I have been to Verona and twice I have left with a sad face and heavy heart. Not because I didn’t like it. Quite the contrary. Both times – the first time about 12 years ago and the second time, a couple of months ago – I was only there for

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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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