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Baby could be your newest obsession

BABY COULD BE YOUR NEWEST OBSESSION I was met with a friendly “ciao” and a nice conversation when I recently met actor Lorenzo Zurzolo, who plays...

Bond, Giacomo Bond

BOND, GIACOMO BOND It was buzzing all around in Talamone, the village where I live.  “James Bond is coming!”  The fictional secret agent of Her Majesty the...

10 Things To Do in Rome in the Rain

10 THINGS TO DO IN ROME IN THE RAIN   Get lost in a museum  There are so many amazing museums in Rome, and the perfect...

New Italian film museum is true experience

The new Italian film museum couldn't find a better place than in Cinecittà in Rome, the mecca of Italian film. The musuem that opened...

Baby could be your newest obsession

BABY COULD BE YOUR NEWEST OBSESSION I was met with a friendly “ciao” and a nice conversation when I recently met actor Lorenzo Zurzolo, who plays...

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New Italian film museum is true experience

The new Italian film museum couldn't find a better place than in Cinecittà in Rome, the mecca of Italian film. The musuem that opened...

Baby could be your newest obsession

BABY COULD BE YOUR NEWEST OBSESSION I was met with a friendly “ciao” and a nice conversation when I recently met actor Lorenzo Zurzolo, who plays...

Bond, Giacomo Bond

BOND, GIACOMO BOND It was buzzing all around in Talamone, the village where I live.  “James Bond is coming!”  The fictional secret agent of Her Majesty the...

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Ponza offers a great retreat

With its nature, history, culinary tradition and friendly inhabitants, Lazio’s only island group offers a great retreat. Even two days (including the trip to and...

Rome with children

ROME WITH CHILDREN Rome is not the first destination you think of when traveling with small children. But it turns out that the Eternal City...

Illuminati Tour in German

ILLUMINATI TOUR IN GERMAN Follow the footsteps of Tom Hanks’ character Robert Langdon from the film “Angels & Demons” with visits to the original sites...

Venice Film Festival Must See Movies

Joker The joker of the Venice Film Festival went to… Joker. That was not much of a surprise since the movie had the longest applause...

Morgue life

MORGUE LIFE When my wife's father died in 2001, there was no place at the local cemetery. My mother-in-law then had to buy a grave...

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Calabrese dochter

Ik heb een (nogal drukke) Calabrese dochter. Ze is kind van Cosenza, een stad in het noorden van Calabria. Het was tijd om op...

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Bond is back in Italy

BOND IS BACK IN ITALY Daniel Craig was done with Bond, but Italy has won him over yet again. The supposed 25 million dollar payment...

Ponza offers a great retreat

With its nature, history, culinary tradition and friendly inhabitants, Lazio’s only island group offers a great retreat. Even two days (including the trip to and...

English Cinemas/ Movie Theaters in Rome

ENGLISH CINEMAS / MOVIE THEATERS IN ROME In my search to see one of the biggest films of the year, Joker, I realized that not...

Sarah Lackey

SARAH LACKEY Sarah Lackey studies in Rome and is from California. She lives for the views from the Vittorio Emanuele Monument at sunset, a good...

Turbulent history of Italian Tyrol

The Italian author Marco Balzano wrote an interesting novel about the turbulent history of Italian Tyrol around the Second World War. The book is called...

Prosecco is the new Champagne

Sparkling wine becomes more popular every year. The biggest climber is Prosecco, that you don't necessarily have to drink with New Year's Eve or...