HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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Short Trips from Rome: Castelli Romani & Frascati

While Rome is positioned well for travel across the country and the European continent, if you’re in town and looking for a weekend away or a day trip, look no further than the Castelli Romani and Frascati. The Castelli Romani is umbrella term given to a series of towns in the Roman countryside. Lying southeast of the city at the foot of the Alban Hills, the area is rich in

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My first Roman Easter

Happy Easter everyone or Buona Pasqua a tutti! As promised, here’s a little run down of how I celebrated my first Easter away from home and my first Easter in Rome: Holy Thursday (Giovedì Santo) Well if you’ve been reading my blog 😉 you’d know that I kicked off the Easter period (ironically my name features in the Italian translation: il periodo Pasquale) with a visit to the Piazza Vittorio

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I Porchettoni: An indoor Roman picnic!

Last night I ate at a picnic table indoors. I sat on a long wooden bench stool. Had cold meats and porchetta served to me on brown paper. There was no menu. I drank wine and water out of the same glass and food was eaten on a paper plate. Then waiters and customers broke out into Roman folk songs. The food was fantastic and I could have just about

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