Flavia

Rome

Local Expert

About me:

Growing up bouncing back and forth between Rome and California, I eventually moved back to the Eternal City to finish college and then decided I liked gelato too much to move away again. Today I split my time between working for an international organization, writing for YoungInRome.com, traveling, and wandering around my beloved Roma in constant search of bookstores and the perfect espresso. Read more

My passions are:

  • Eating
  • Exploring
  • Arts
  • Reading
  • Writing

In my city I have great tips for:

  • Hidden gems
  • Restaurants & food
  • Parks & nature
  • Art & architecture

I love my city because: While Rome is eternal, she has also managed to merge the modern with the ancient, adapting to globalization as well as she can while treasuring the secrets harbored in every street. Rome has a beating heart, one that, with all her faults, it is difficult not to fall in love with.

My idea of a great trip is: All of them! One of my favorite phrases is "hic sunt dracones". It's a line taken from an old map, where the cartographers were at a loss. When they did not know the way, or what was there, they wrote, here be dragons. Here is the beauty of trips, I think: we never have to fear that which we do not know. There are no dragons, just endless opportunity to learn, grow, and embrace. And if there are dragons, then I hope they are friendly.

I have travelled to: Ah, this is a difficult question! A bit of everywhere, but not enough, not yet, not by a long shot. I've been all over Italy, of course, and have seen lots of Europe as well as been across the Americas. My next trips, I hope, will be to places a bit less groomed - African plains, jungles, a dash of the unruly.

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