American plein air painter living in Italy since 2004.
I take to the streets of Rome with canvas, paints and brushes, capturing the light and life of Italy.
Offering plein air painting and sketchbook journaling classes as a fun and alternate way to see and get to know Italy.
There are loads of great places to eat, snack, etc. if you know where to go! You may be interested in getting Katie Parla's app for where to eat in Rome- there are loads of great recommendations from a local (I have lived here for 11 years and still use her app).... See More
Another gorgeous 5 star hotel in Rome is Hotel Eden , the terrace views are some of the best in the city. You may also like Hotel de Russie which has a gorgeous courtyard and is located just next to Piazza del Popolo and is another wonderful... See More
There is a great company called Italy hotline who offers a day trip from Rome to Pompei with a private guide and driver- I highly recommend them, all of their tour guides are above and beyond knowledgeable and they provide a wonderful... See More
For all tasty Roman fried treats and great pizza, try Suppli Pizzeria Blb where you can grab various suppli', slices of pizza, aranci and fried cod slices along with a glass of wine and sit on the fountain to enjoy people watching in Piazza... See More
From experience of hiring guides for friends, groups and families over the years here in Rome, I can highly recommend working with either Understanding Rome (phD art historian, Italian licensed guide and native English speaker) or Italy Hotline (who only hires... See More
Hi Maria, There is no train going to Subiaco (I have been there many times and it is a wonderful place to visit!) She needs to take a bus such as COTRAL. Here is a link to where you can find that schedule. In the "DA" box type Fiuggi and... See More
Hi Grant, It sounds like you have a great trip planned! I will try and answer most of your questions. I could list tons of great restaurants that are not tourist traps in Rome, but it might be easier for you to use a trusted app called Eat Italy , which includes loads... See More
Hi Christie, The admission ticket for The Colosseum for EU citizens between 18-25 is a reduced fee of €10.50. The full ticket price is €15.50. I hope this helps and that you have a great time in Rome. Kelly See More
Margaret, To get to Positano from Napoli Stazione Centrale, the cheapest way is by taking the train called Circumvesuviana di Napoli, which you find in the main train station (Napoli Centrale )downstairs (but it is a different... See More
Hi Shelia, I have lived in Italy for 11 years and often work with couples and groups in Italy. A driver that I absolutely love and trust with reasonable prices is Emanuele with Tuscany Transfer. He is a native Tuscan who speaks fluent English and... See More