Un'americana a Roma

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Un'americana a Roma
My name is Shelley Ruelle. I'm an American expat who has lived in Rome since 2001. I share my stories and experiences in Rome here on my blog. I try to be funny. (Sometimes I actually succeed.)
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  • Five Essential Rules of Italian (Roman) Bureaucracy 2 months ago These days it takes something quite unusual to get me back on the blog, but this is a post whose time has come. Over the course of roughly 15 years of life in Rome, I’ve learned and internalized a few precepts for dealing with the notoriously difficult and entrenched bureaucracy. When I speak...
  • Bathing Suit Season in Italy 2016 Edition 7 months ago The "prova costume" in Italy is an all-consuming thing. It translates basically to trying on the bathing suit, and whispers of it begin around, say, April or so. But the real proof that the "prova costume" is imminent comes from Italian pharmacy windows.
  • Grassroots Neighborhood Clean-up in Rome 6 months ago Rome is suffering a real crisis in public services, but a grassroots citizen movement is taking action to cleanup the city. They're raising funds to buy a lawnmower and you can help.
  • Rome Mayoral Elections 2016 8 months ago Lest you think only the United States is experiencing electoral fever, allow me to draw your attention to the Eternal City and our local elections set for June. And yes, spoiler alert: Berlusconi figures here, too. (I agree that he should be wiling away his twilight hours making arts and crafts in...
  • Refugee Assistance in Rome 8 months ago It goes without saying that Europe is experiencing what is being called one of the most severe migrant crises since the Second World War. Much has been written, is being written, and will continue to be written as the situation develops day by day. The issue is immense in scope, depth,...

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Marcella Frighetto Rousseau
02:59 AM December 06, 2012

Fun and funny!

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