All posts by Mariana Quinde

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Contemporary Rome

During these four weeks in Italy I have been given the opportunity to admire some of the most famous works of art from the Renaissance and Baroque period. In Florence we visited the Uffizi and in Rome we visited the Vatican Museums and the Borghese Gallery. Additionally, Rome has the most exquisite works of art ...

Cobblestone and Orange Walls

Rome was made for walking; it offers warm, picturesque streets and traffic is terrible in any case, so it is more of a compulsion than an option. Even though I have received the blessing of a monthly public transportation card, I choose to wear down my espadrilles for at least a couple of hours everyday. ...

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Eataly

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini Experiencing authentic Italian cuisine is a crucial part of visiting Italy. I don’t believe it is even legal to exit the country without having indulged in at least one plate of pasta. With Italian food, one does not really need to look for the ...

Roman Poetry

“Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.” -Anotole Broyard I arrived in Rome last Sunday to start a trip that had always seemed too otherworldly to be a reality. Not more than a few hours passed and I had already been blessed by the Pope and by the best carbonara that my ...