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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  • Rome's Recycling Program Accepts Plastic Bottles for Free Metro Tickets 1 week ago A new program launched in Rome in August has been enthusiastically embraced by the public. The recycling initiative accepts plastic bottles in exchange for free ATAC public transportation tickets, which are good on the city’s buses and metros.  Commuters can bring their plastic bottles to three...
  • How to Spend One Perfect Day in Rome's Monti Neighborhood 3 weeks ago Officially known Rione Monti, Monti prides itself on being Rome’s very first neighborhood because it has existed since ancient times and is listed as Rione I in the city’s list of numbered municipalities. Today, the central district is a mix of bohemian boutiques, contemporary street food...
  • Ex Mattatoio: Former Slaughterhouse in Rome's Testaccio District 1 month ago To many visitors, One of Testaccio’s most unexpected landmarks is the ex Mattatoio – the old slaughterhouse. But this hulking, half-abandoned urban relics is exactly why Testaccio exists. The mattatoio was inaugurated in 1890, replacing the slaughterhouse that was located in Piazza del Popolo....
  • The Best September 2019 Events in Rome 1 month ago I moved to Rome in September of 2010, so the month has long had a special place in my heart. Though there are thunderstorms in the forecast for the first few days, it is usually one of the best months to come to Rome. It is also the time of the rientro, when the city [...] The post The Best...
  • Twice Vintage Store in Rome 2 months ago One of the things that really confounded me when I first moved to Rome was the lack of thrift stores. I could not figure out where you could go to buy anything used. I am a bit savvier now and love the occasional wander through the weird world that is the mercato dell’usato and even [...] The...

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Jody
17:58 PM October 30, 2012

Great photos. The humor is great!

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