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Weekend Recap

Happy September, ya’ll!  The long weekend was much appreciated as we continue to settle in.

Saturday

We went to the pool at the Ambassador’s residence.  You have to request a spot in advance and this was the last weekend it was available so I was glad to get in. 315 more words

Roma

Porta Portese

Escucho desde mi llegada a Roma el nombre: Porta Portese. La consonancia del nombre, su fonética que invoca la repetición, me recuerda a los poderes mágicos con los que algunas palabras pueden conjurar o hechizar. 886 more words

Flea Market

Here Taddei...

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When Brazilian midfielder Rodrigo Taddei scored a goal for Roma, his celebration was to put his hand under his shirt and up to his chest where he would thump it up and down like a heartbeat. 388 more words

Italian Calcio

Flowing Eternity

From memories in Roma, sitting next to Fiume Tevere 

kaleidoscope of memories twirl in your presence
the underlying strength of your current takes over my thoughts… 714 more words

Rebirth

Io e altri mostri- Parte I

Il paesaggio al di là dell’aria compressa nel doppio strato di plexiglass del finestrino è una chiazza di edifici e luce puntiforme che si allarga come gomma sciolta gocciolata da un’altra dimensione. 389 more words

Racconti

Champions League: 4 Teams to Watch

   The Champions League groups have been drawn, with some tasty looking match ups – think Liverpool v Real Madrid and Barcelona v Paris Saint Germain. But every year we see a team make an unexpected run deep into the competition. 1,371 more words

Football

Roma to Firenze

Rome was a brilliant experience which I’ll never forget, and leaving was incredibly eventful. Let’s just say my fitness is quite frankly appalling and my good luck lies in the fitness of my fortune. 993 more words