HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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Visiting Rome’s Wedding Cake 

No it’s not really called the wedding cake. Or the typewriter for that matter. Rome’s monument to Italy’s first king, Victor Emmanuell II and fallen service men is officially the Altare della Patria or Il Vittoriano. Given it is big (many say cumbersome and a bit too imposing) and white, it has often been nicknamed as such by foreigners and visitors to the city. Since living in Rome, the monument which

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Alberto Sordi and our beloved Rome

It’s hard to explain what Alberto Sordi means to Rome and the Romans. He had a coveted film career that spanned 7 decades but he represented to Rome, Italy and the world much much more than that. He was an icon. If you’ve ever been to Rome or you live here you will have seen the famous image of him eating spaghetti in the 1954 Un Americano a Roma (An

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Rome Monuments: My Top 5

Rome means many things to me. And while living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world carries some perceived glamour, it’s not all about pizza, the Trevi Fountain and gelato. The city has evolved even as a tourist destination over the past decade, offering a more international vibe and the opportunity for travellers to experience so much more than the cliché. And this is because it has

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