May 26, 2010

Roseto Comunale

The weather has finally turned around and the sun has come out to play. So last weekend we went to the Rose Garden. For about a month a year you can visit the Rose Garden and when the weather is nice, it's gorgeous out there. An amazing view over Circo Massimo, people lying on the grass enjoying what seems to be an oasis in the chaotic city, surrounded by roses.

When? Open daily from 10.00 to 19.00 including Sundays till June 13th
Where? Via di Valle Murcia (Aventino)
Entrance : free

May 20, 2010

World Press Photo 2010

Last Saturday was the 2nd Edition of Night of the Museum, which means state-owned museums were open from 20.00 till 02.00 and free!
The Italian and I went to check out the Museo di Roma in Trastevere for the World Press Photo and the Stephen Shore exhibit.
Very moving photographs and definately worth a visit.

You can see the World Press Photo 2010 until the 6ht of June at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere.
The Stephen Shore exhibit will be showing until the 23rd of May.

May 18, 2010

Oh no they didn't....

Rome did not win the scudetto this year. I wanted to write some posts about it earlier, but didn't want to jinx it. (I have become frightingly Italian in certain things - just kidding). After 45 minutes we were virtually champions. The first half of Siena-Inter ended in 0-0 and Roma was winning by 2 goals.
I was listening to Carlo Zampa* on the radio and was quite moved. To thank the players, the fans started to sing songs including Roma, Roma, Roma. What a beautiful team. I hope next year will be the year of As Roma.
Being around some Laziali has tested my patience and theirs over the last few weeks. But soon we will be rooting for the same team as the World Cup starts : Italy...
Belgium is not playing the World Cup unfortunately.

* famous Roma commentator