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 5 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...
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  • Rome Mayoral Elections 2016 11 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...

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Marcella Frighetto Rousseau
02:59 AM December 06, 2012

Fun and funny!

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