My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

September 2013

Taste of Roma 2013

I know I haven’t been with you for a while (more on HeartRome-hits-USA later) so thought I’d come back to you with a bit of a bang. Be warned: these pics might make you want to hop on a plane and join me in Rome immediately! Today I attended Taste of Roma – a festival of food, showcasing some of Rome’s best chefs. The three day event was held on

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Siracusa. Like I needed another reason to love Sicily!

The drive from Catania to Siracusa takes about an hour. Our driver picks us up in a Mercedes – but this isn’t the more affluent north Italy. This is the south. This car seems a little worse for wear with paint strewn on its side view mirrors and seats you just sink into. Off the freeway the number of potholes increase – the financial crisis which Italy has been now

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