HeartRome

My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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20 Reasons You Know You’re Living in Rome

(But wouldn’t change it for the world!) 1. You walk in to a shop and upon hearing only English speaking tourists, shout over them in Italian to get served before them. 2. You buy your cheese from a cheese shop and a cheese shop only. 3. No seat on a toilet bowl doesn’t surprise you. 4. In fact seeing a seat on a toilet bowl is what surprises you! 5.

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10 Rome Restaurants to Try

My list of restaurants to try in Rome keeps growing. I tick one or two off and then add another five! And with new openings all the time, it’s hard to keep up around here. I don’t always get around to writing a dedicated post on all of my dining experiences. So here are another 10 places I’ve tried recently and recommend (or have frequented for quite some time but

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Italian Lesson

I love the Italian language. It’s one of the romantic Latin languages like Spanish and French and obviously in my opinion it’s the most beautiful in the world. Even though I speak the language (and as I keep being told by my roman friends, with una bella pronuncia! – good pronunciation or accent), as it’s not my mother-tongue, I am still completely mesmerised by it. I confess, that when socialising

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How to ‘Rome’ in Melbourne: Restaurants

Food is life in Italy. And food and Italy are life for me! Sadly I even dream about Italian and regional cuisine when I’m not in Italy! I’m not there at the moment because I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a (typically erratic) Melbourne summer (you pick your battles hey!) but while away from Rome where do I go to enjoy an Italian meal? Firstly it’s not exactly in the

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