Category Archives: Life in Rome

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2013

On Sunday, December 8, Catholics around the world celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Like many non-Catholics, I thought the Immaculate Conception meant that Mary was a virgin when Jesus was born; instead it means that she, like only … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Rome 2013

We celebrated Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, yesterday (Saturday), and, as always, we had a wonderful time and ate wonderful food. This Thanksgiving dinner was much easier to prepare than was our Thanksgiving in 2012, probably because we know our way around Rome … Continue reading

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Un Cappuccino e un Cornetto, per Favore—Hold the Scorpions

On Sunday, August 11, we celebrate our second anniversary of living in Rome. Glorious Rome, magical Rome, exciting Rome—I love almost everything about Rome, and I love finally realizing my lifelong dream of living in a different country. Lucky, lucky … Continue reading

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Rome’s Festa de’ Noantri

In 2013 the Festa de’ Noantri began in Trastevere on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. I was so excited to see this celebration, but a renegade cold from Verona turned into a sinus infection on July 19, and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Summer in Rome: There’s a Bad Moon on the Rise

Two nights after the summer solstice the moon reached its nearest point to Earth, which makes the moon appear larger than usual. That won’t happen again until August 2014. I didn’t want to miss this, so just before sunset we … Continue reading

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Holy Harley!

On Sunday the pope blessed 800 Harley Davidson riders and their bikes in St. Peter’s Square. Say what? When most people think of Rome, they think of motorini (motorized scooters) weaving in and out of traffic and causing chaos. That’s … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Challenges: Brava to the Italian Farmacia

If you are in Italy and you feel sick or need medication, head to the nearest farmacia, which will be close by, no doubt. It seems as if each block has one! I burned the corners of my mouth on some hot … Continue reading

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