About Italian Rome
Last year was jam packed with amazing assignments in all regions of Italy and beyond. In the next few blog posts, a sample of some of the published works; the places, people and experiences from my travels. To begin, a taste of regional cuisine for Virtuoso Life Magazine - from Liguria and Veneto in the north, to Lazio and Sicily in the south and everything in between. Continue reading.
To behold the architectural marvel of Rome’s magnificent Pantheon, is truly something, but to experience this with a million rose petals cascading down from the centre oculus ….. well words simply can not describe! Continue reading.
When I think of beautiful black and white images of cityscapes and urban street scenes, Paris is the city that immediately comes to mind. The eloquent lines, textures and architectural forms, beautifully enhanced in monochromatic tones.
Rome on the other hand, for me, is a bold statement and expression of colours; indicative of the city’s vibrant personality and rich character-filled city streets and districts. Continue reading.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my new book, ‘Rome Secrets: Cuisine, Culture, Vistas, Piazzas’.
Ten years ago, I packed my suitcase and bags of photographic equipment and bought a one-way ticket to Rome, Italy.
I am often asked why I left the golden, sunny shores of Australia to move to Italy, to a completely different culture and way of life and to a country so steeped in tradition. Mostly, people assume it was for love – for a charming Italian man.
The truth is – it was for love! Love for a city, a country and a culture, that have captivated and intrigued my imagination. Continue reading.
Wander the narrow backstreets of Rome’s Monti district and discover a new breed of talented, female artisans, creating innovative, contemporary designs from ancient, artisanal techniques. Continue reading.
One of the trendiest hotels in Rome has opened a gourmet rarity – an Italian restaurant that doesn’t serve pasta. 0-300° Cold and Grill will be gracing the rooftops of The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma near Piazza del Popolo, which boasts one of the most panoramic terraces in the whole city, taking in the dome of St. Peter’s on one side and the towers of Trinità dei Monti and the French Academy on the other. Continue reading.
An awful lot of saints are celebrated in Italy. They have almost twice as many bank holidays as their European neighbours, despite the fact that a number of festivals have since been done away with, returning to the status of feriali (work days). San Giuseppe (St. Joseph’s Day) on March 19th, is one of those lost holy days which still gets plenty of attention, however, thanks to a peculiar culinary tradition. March 19th is the day when you eat the bignè di San Giuseppe, cloud-like puffs of fried dough, piped full with custard or ricotta. Continue reading.
Rome is famous for it’s historic markets, yet there are several organic markets (biomercarti) a little off the beaten tourist track, that offer the best produce and authentic hospitality of the local farmers and producers. Continue reading.