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Not everyone can travel to Italy every year, or be in Italy whenever they want – so, for some, the next best thing is reading about Italy. Immersing oneself in a book about Italian culture or set in an Italian city can offer a delightful temporary escape – not to […]

A Reading List for Italophiles



The trains in Italy are absolutely my favorite way to get around. They aren’t always the best option, but when they are I’ll choose the train every time. One problem, however, with being so biased toward a single mode of transportation is that when an Italian train strike pops up […]

Train Strikes in Italy: How to Prepare & What to ...



Thanks to @kressie42 on Twitter, I was alerted recently to this documentary about the cats that live on the streets of Rome, and particularly around the ruins of Trajan’s Forum. It’s available in two parts on YouTube, delightfully narrated by Sir David Attenborough (treating these petite felines like the wild […]

Rome: City of the Wildcats [VIDEO]