Category Archives: Rome

Rome Uncut

When I moved in to Rome’s Cinecittà quarter, I was thrilled to discover the Cinecittà Film Studios just down the road from my flat. I’m a total film geek and Cinema Paradiso was actually what inspired me to go to … Continue reading

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Dead Poets Society

Keats-Shelley House in Rome is a wonderfully quaint tribute to the work of John Keats and the English romantic poets. The sad history of the house is that Keats moved there from England after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. His friends thought … Continue reading

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When in Doubt, Go to the Library

The local library I used to visit as a young child has recently closed down, prompting me to contemplate the many positive experiences I’ve had at libraries throughout the world. Kents Moat Library was a tiny but vital community hub … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities

Rome and Birmingham. They’ve got so much in common! Said no one, ever. Until now… A major international survey* has placed these two cities together in joint 51st place in the world for quality of life. Quite literally, incredible. And … Continue reading

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