Tag: Testaccina

Planning a Picnic, Roman Style

It’s technically the perfect time of year for a picnic. Rome’s weather tends to get it “just right” in the late spring, achieving that rare temperature which makes sitting in the sun bearable and lying in the shade a pleasure. If you were in the capital in recent weeks, you might have found yourself dodging…

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An ideal day trip from Rome, the Gardens of Ninfa is one of Italy's most beautiful parks. Read how to get to Ninfa, latest prices, and opening times. All about visiting Ninfa

Day trips from Rome: How to visit the Gardens of Ninfa – 2018 opening times

Why and how to visit the Gardens of Ninfa near Rome 2018 If you’re looking for the official opening times for 2018 for the Gardens of Ninfa in Italy’s Lazio region, you’ve come to the right place. This guide to visiting the Gardens of Ninfa includes the official opening days and entry hours 2018 for…

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I Want to Start a Blog. What Should I Write About?

So you’ve decided you want to start a blog. Congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to becoming a better writer. Blogs are a great way to develop your voice, pursue your interests, meet like-minded writers and readers, and find out if writing for a living is a journey you’d like to embark upon. Starting…

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Maria Pasquale of HeartRome: “When You Write, Be Authentic”

Don’t underestimate Maria Pasquale, the brains behind HeartRome, a polished lifestyle blog which pays homage to great gelato and fine dining in Rome and beyond, covering spa experiences, art history, Melbourne highlights, Abruzzo home-cooking and the odd Parisian macaron. HeartRome is a feel-good place to hang out, pick up gourmet dining tips for the capital…

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8 Reasons Why Navigating the Freelance Life is Like Learning to Sail (2)

From being ready for the unexpected, to keeping yourself afloat through the rough and the smooth, running a freelance business can be a lot like learning to navigate a boat. Here are some suggestions for keeping the wind in your sails and steering away from storms, no matter what stage you are at on the…

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The 4th Spring Beer Festival in Testaccio, 12-15 May 2016

From Thursday to Sunday of this week, it’s tutti a Testaccio! for the fourth edition of the Spring Beer Festival at the Città dell’Altra Economia. The event is free to enter and will feature 36 craft beer breweries, some of the capital’s best street food, and live entertainment. If that’s not enough, you can also…

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8 Reasons Why Navigating the Freelance Life is Like Learning to Sail

Have you ever longed to own a boat? I know I have. It’s the ultimate symbol of freedom, connected to a childlike sense of play; seeing your own efforts translate into movement through a lengthening stroke. Then there’s the process: resealing and painting it in bright colours in the spring, while anticipating the first trip…

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15 Hip Addresses in Rome For Fabulous Vintage Finds: the Best Vintage Stores in Rome

Best vintage stores in Rome – why buy vintage? Ten years ago, acquiring great vintage pieces in Rome was expensive and time consuming. There were a few premium resellers, but – well – to put it bluntly – they wanted a lot of money for their old stuff. But as vintage appreciation has increased in…

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Lottozero: An Initiative Revitalising Artisan Textiles in Tuscany

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know that one of my passions is the creative arts and supporting artisans and artists everywhere, in the great fight against the death of imagination. Recently I came across Bolzano-born Tessa Moroder, an economist by trade who now lives in Prato in Tuscany and is working…

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Review: Luxe Associate Travel’s Culinary Walk through Rome

Borders are funny things, aren’t they? By defining territories, which piece of land some ancient King or Emperor annexed, they try to delineate populations, even impose a limit on where a certain tongue is spoken. But people, like languages, are fluid. Look at Rome right now: full of lost souls and adventurous souls and new…

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