Rick's Rome

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Rick's Rome
Help and Advice for Expats in Rome, with an added focus on Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Italians.
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  • The State of Tourism in Italy 21 hours ago Last week, many of my Facebook friends and I shared the New York Times Op-Ed piece by the Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini entitled, “Why Nobody Goes to Naples.”  The focus of his essay was to highlight the failure of the Italian government to capitalize on its tourism potential as a way to...
  • Standing on the Balcony of Umbria 2 weeks ago During the last couple of weeks, I’ve been busy firming up the itinerary for my summer blog tour, which is going to take me from Lake Como in the North, to Trapani in the South, and all points in between.  Well, almost all points.  Unfortunately I “only” have about five weeks so there will...
  • Change of Seasons in Italy 3 weeks ago Most travelers choose to visit Italy in the warmer months, which is certainly understandable.  But there’s much to enjoy in the off-seasons, not the least of which is the diminished crowds and scarcity of fellow sightseers.  During the late autumn in Rome, the street vendors sell their warm...
  • Rick's Rome Roams Italia 2 months ago For those of us who like to get off the beaten path, Italy is never quite what you expect.  Sometimes for the worse, more often for the better, but occasionally it can be downright terrifying.  It’s all fine and good to be the curious type of traveler, but you’d better be prepared to face the...
  • Italian Travel Phrases 2 months ago In my quest to conquer the Italian language, I often encounter kindred souls who are struggling with the same quixotic endeavor.  Often, they are ahead of me on the learning curve, so I’m always keen to gain their advice and hints. I love stories.  They impart a deeper understanding of the...

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  • Five Italian Food Rules that Foreigners Need to Know Writing Contest March 2013 There is a saying among Italians that goes, “Italy is a country with a million laws, but no rules.” Like most clichés, it survives because there’s some degree of truth to it. But—like most clichés—it’s also an oversimplification....
  • Adjusting to Italian Business Practices Working Abroad For an American in Italy, adjusting to the norms of Italian business and commerce can be somewhat of a challenge. You really need to downshift by a couple of gears and stop trying to impose your former work ethic on your current job situation. Not...

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Website Reviews » There are 4 reviews on Rick's Rome

Riccardo Primo
18:00 PM October 27, 2012

Great blog Rick! After reading your posts, I wanted to quit my day job, pack my bags, and leave for Rome!! In my mind, I'm already there!!! Well written!

Jim Zullo
22:47 PM October 28, 2012

Nice going, Rick. your entries are really inspiring--one wants to get to Rome as soon as possible. Love the way you compare American and Italian culture. Lots to learn from each each other. A presto

14:10 PM January 21, 2013

I've been following this blog since the beginning, and it never fails to amuse, entertain and at the same time, give me plenty of useful insights. I'm saving money to go to Italy and try to live there for a while. Before "meeting" Rick, I had no clue about how and if I could actually make this dream come true. I've downloaded his book too, and I enjoyed it just as much. Recommended!

22:37 PM January 28, 2013

I'm Italian (100%, born, raised, always been, etc.) and what I really appreciated about Rick's blog, beside the subtle humor, is that all facts are presented with very good taste and in full respect of different culture. In my job I often meet foreigns and expatriates, and at times it's hard to bite my tongue when I have to hear their complaints about how they think things should be. Hey, I've been abroad too, I'd have my share of complaints... Rick has it figured: he seems to enjoy differences instead of criticizing. Bravo!

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