Category Archives: Reviews and recommendations

Cul de Sac, Rome – a wine bar review

Regular readers of this blog may remember that I’m a big fan of wine bars in Rome, so I thought it was about time for another review of one. This one was recommended to me by Agnes Crawford of Understanding … Continue reading

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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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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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Review: Three Coins in the Fountain

I had a feeling I would enjoy this film when it opened with scenes of Rome’s most famous fountains accompanied by the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra; and I wasn’t disappointed. A good old-fashioned tale of romance in a foreign … Continue reading

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Books about Rome #1: A Traveller in Rome

One of my favourite books is H.V. Morton’s A Traveller in Rome.  Written in the 1950s, it’s a charming and highly informative account of Morton’s summer in Rome, combining top-notch travel writing with some fascinating insights into Rome’s long and … Continue reading

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