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Helen Langford



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Helen is originally from Cornwall, UK, lived in Ireland for 10 years, and now lives in Italy, about an hour from Rome. She blogs about her (often painful) initiation into the Italian lifestyle & language at Truly, Madly, Italy​.

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ARome: Is a tour guide needed in Rome?

Hi Erica, if it's your first visit you should definitely start with an open-top bus tour, of which there are many different companies offering the same route all around the city. The most well known being City Sightseeing Roma ​. Personally, I would go for their... See More

ARome: First trip to Italy, where should we stay in Rome and Venice?

If you can allow yourself a few days to do Rome​ then that's good. It's very hectic in the spring/summer (and HOT!) so if you have to come in that period, having plenty of time to see things at a leisurely (Italian) pace is a good idea. As for... See More

ARome: Great yoga studios in Rome?

Ciao Isabella. Great question. I'm a qualified yoga instructor, have lived in Italy for 16 months, but am yet (in the suburbs) to find a yoga class! In Rome's city center you'll definitely have more luck, though from my experience thus far, there seems to be... See More

ARome: Where are the best areas for shopping in Rome?

Try the Monti​ neighbourhood of Rome for vintage, retro, & handmade clothes. There's an excellent market The Monti market ​ on weekends which has wonderful original clothes, jewelery, bags etc. The Monti area isn't far from the Colosseum​,... See More

AFlorence: Where can I buy the Harry Potter Books in Italian?

Try la Feltrinelli Librerie​ - good Italian bookshop - there is also an 'international' shop in Rome, which is handy if you're having English language withdrawals... it's very near the Termini station which you're likely to come across/through!... See More

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