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    Livia Hengel | Rome Expert

    There are many good things that came out of moving to Rome. An appreciation for something as simple as cheese and cracked pepper on fresh pasta, for one, or having the luxury of walking…

    November 3, 2016
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    Coffee Monday

    What Is a Moka Pot?

    Before moving to Rome, I had never seen a Moka Pot, the aluminum coffee brewer present on every Italian stovetop. The iconic, eight-sided contraption was invented in 1933 by Luigi De Ponti for Alfonso Bialetti’s…

    October 17, 2016
  • two days in rome

    Two Perfect Days in Rome

    {Nude flats, black dress, foldover bag, nude lipstick} About once a year, I get an aching urge to visit Rome. I dream in pizza and piazzas, and have to book a flight. Actually, this Romesickness happens…

    September 23, 2016
  • Natalie Kennedy

    Natalie Kennedy | An American In Rome

      Natalie Kennedy is the author behind one of my favorite blogs about Rome. Her love for her adopted city is clear through her posts, which are honest, humorous, and informative for visitors and…

    August 31, 2016
  • Food

    National Pizza Week: Punch Pizza

    National Pizza Week is wrapping up across America, and in celebration of a week full of the best things in life–cheese, carbs, and tomatoes–I thought I’d let you in on a little secret. Punch Pizza.…

    January 9, 2015
  • Travel

    Starting the Summer in Sardegna

    The scent of sunscreen and the feeling of sand have always been favorites of mine. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a place where they signaled the start of a very brief, but…

    June 9, 2014
  • Travel

    Venice in April

    I’ve been living in Rome for just over a year, and have heard many horror stories of crowds and muggy weather in Venice. But when I visited in April with friends, it was sunny…

    April 28, 2014