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 Italian Approach to Wellness and Beauty with Amy Parsons - FCI 044 3 weeks ago The Italian approach to wellness and beauty is rooted in traditions and generational knowledge. Craftmanship and a commitment to quality. The post The Italian Approach to Wellness and Beauty with Amy Parsons – FCI 044 appeared first on Rick's Rome.
  • Change of Seasons in Italy 2 months ago The change of seasons in Italy can create fashion challenges... and it's bad for your health! Cambio di stagione can cause il colpo d'aria. The post Change of Seasons in Italy appeared first on Rick's Rome.
  • Fascism and Feminism in Italy with Jennifer Anton - FCI 043 2 months ago Fascism and Feminism in Italy may not strike you as related ideas. Indeed, they are often more opposed than aligned. However, like much of Italy’s history, it’s more complicated than initially meets the eye. The topics of this post could not be timelier. March is Women's History Month, and...
  • Caravaggio in Sicily 2 months ago “There was art before him and there was art after him. And they were not the same." #baroque #art #Italy #Caravaggio Click to Tweet Wanted for murder in Rome, hounded by creditors and cuckold husbands all over the Italian peninsula, and then finally chased across the Mediterranean Sea by the...
  • Art Tour of Rome's Churches 3 months ago This virtual art tour of Rome’s Churches is inspired by a conversation with my friend Elyssa Bernard in Episode 39 of my podcast.I intended to write a post that was sort of a checklist of things to see in Rome that are either free or very cheap, and that come just after the well-known “Top...

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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

Jason
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!

Giusy
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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