An American in Rome

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An American in Rome
I was born and raised in California but heard Rome calling to me. Armed with a camera and a lot of patience, this blog is about the process and shock of moving to Italy.
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  • December 2019 Events in Rome 1 day ago ‘Tis the season for roasted chestnuts and twinkling Christmas lights in Rome. When the weather is dry, this is truly one of my favorite times to be in the Eternal City. The trees are lit up and the streets are sparkling with hanging stars and lights strung across alleyways. Rome doesn’t have a...
  • Rome's Garbatella Neighborhood 2 weeks ago It only takes a few minutes of walking through Garbatella to spot how different this quiet area is from the Roman districts slightly closer to the centro storico. Found three metro stops over from the Colosseum, Garbatella is preparing to celebrate its first centennial, making this destination a...
  • 5 Hidden Roman Ruins: Off the Beaten Path Suggestions 2 weeks ago With the iconic ruins of the Colosseum, the fallen temples of the Roman Forum and the open oculus of the Pantheon scattered throughout the heart of the center, Rome is essentially a glorious open-air museum. However, some of the best ancient sites are hidden just below the surface or tucked away in...
  • The Trulli Houses of Puglia 3 weeks ago If there is one kind of Italian home that I have always wanted to see, it is a trullo. Trulli (plural, trullo is singular) are traditional homes from the Itria Valley in Puglia. They are made of limestone with conical roofs, and many times the walls are then painted white. The effect is honestly...
  • Easy Bike Sharing Arrives in Rome 3 weeks ago Rome is a major European capital with a semi-functioning metro system and buses that seem to be catching fire almost every other week. The public transportation situation in the Eternal City does leave a lot to be desired, so Rome was overdue for a bike-sharing solution. In cities like Barcelona...

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Jody
17:58 PM October 30, 2012

Great photos. The humor is great!

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