Author Archives: Rachel Ingram

About Rachel Ingram

I graduated from Oxford University in 2009 with an MA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from St John's College. After graduating I worked as a Geographic Researcher at Holidaylettings.co.uk, spending lots of time researching and writing travel guides to worldwide destinations, developing my copywriting skills. After working as a copywriter and content consultant at White.net (formerly SEOptimise), where I most enjoyed working with travel clients, I went self-employed. I now divide my time between freelance copywriting and running the business I set up with my boyfriend - AirExperiences.co.uk - selling aviation gift experiences. In my spare time I'm training for a Private Pilot's Licence, and I also enjoy travelling, wine and baking. My favourite authors are Charles Dickens, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Bill Bryson.

Rome-based BBC drama Zen out on DVD Monday

It need hardly be said that I greeted the news that the BBC were broadcasting a new detective drama set in Rome with immense enthusiasm. Anything based in Rome could only be a feast for the eyes, and the fact … Continue reading

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A Beginners’ Guide to the Seven Hills of Rome

You may have heard reference to the ‘Seven Hills of Rome’ and wondered what this is all about.  Walking around in modern Rome, you’re aware of the ground rising and falling, but in the jumble of buildings it’s difficult to … Continue reading

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A Bar with a View: Il Palazzetto, The Spanish Steps

Has it really been a whopping six weeks since I last updated?  Dear me, it has.  But this certainly doesn’t mean that my thoughts have been neglecting Rome – I simply haven’t had the time to write any of it … Continue reading

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The Best Gelateria in Rome: San Crispino versus Giolitti’s

They’re the crème de la crème, the kings, nay the titans of the Italian ice cream world. They’re in every guide book and they’re arguably the two most famous gelaterias in Rome.  But which deserves the title of Best in … Continue reading

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The Protestant Cemetery, Testaccio

I returned last week from yet another absolutely fantastic trip to Rome, staying in the ever-brilliant Bed and Breakfast Julius Caesar.  I was with two friends, one of whom had never been to Rome before, and another who had only … Continue reading

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Only in Rome

Sometimes you see things in Rome which start to make you think, “Only in Rome”.  Here are a few of my favourites! Unfortunately there’s no escaping the golden arches even in the Eternal City; but where else would you find … Continue reading

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Photographing Roman sculpture

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve updated – life has rather overtaken me. For this entry, I thought I’d share a few of the photographs of Roman and Hellenistic sculpture I’ve taken over the years in various museums in … Continue reading

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Music that reminds me of Rome, #2

‘Five Years Time’ by Noah and the Whale – One of my favourite songs because it’s so happy and sunny! It reminds me of Rome because on the BSR course some of my fellow students were singing it as we … Continue reading

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San Crispino gets some love on the big screen

I hear that my favourite Rome gelateria San Crispino has got some great publicity by being featured in the forthcoming Julia Roberts film Eat Pray Love.  Needless to say I can’t wait for this film to come out. Not having … Continue reading

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Colosseum to open for night tours

Earlier this week I read with interest and excitement the news that the Colosseum is to open for night tours. It will be opening to small groups of visitors each Saturday evening for seven weeks starting on 21 August, which … Continue reading

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