Marymount - International School Rome
Marymount - International School Rome
Marymount - International School Rome
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Things look different underwater. Firstly, there is the optical deformation which magnifies anything seen, but apart from optimistic fishermen, the rest of us compensate for the effect. Then there is the magic of the new...
You know youre free of the burden of bureaucracy when, in the tourist information centre of Norcia, you are informed that free camping is permitted anywhere within the national park. Thats 70,000 ha to choose from. No ch...
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Men with long, greasy hair. Pot bellies. Tattoos. Hairy chests. Grimy black leather. Motrhead t-shirts. This is probably what comes to mind when you think of motorbike riders. However, this stereotype is in danger of ext...
All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all Mrs C.F. Alexander (1818-1895). Wasps, and the wasp season has just begun, can be a...
The commander of the enemy of Romes graffiti writers, or scrawlers, or mural vandals, virtually acknowledges defeat at the hands of his opponents, whom he thinks must now be counted in their thousands. The enemy is kno...
Social and political problems are becoming ever more European rather than just Italian. The flow of immigrants into Italy began more than 20 years ago but only in the last few years have governments begun to think of it...
Foreign affairs is news once again in Italy. Last month the 19 NATO leaders plus Russias Vladimir Putin met just outside Rome to sign the Rome Declaration which brings Russia into the NATO council. A fortnight earlier, t...
The unique Diamanti exhibition, due to end its four-month run at the Scuderie Papali, opposite Palazzo del Quirinale, on 30 June, has turned out to be one of the revelations of this springs cultural programme in Rome. Th...
When I was on holiday in Greece two years ago, I remember going to a bookstore and finding Frank McCourtss Angelas Ashes, the memoir for which the Irish author won the Pulitzer Prize in 1997. The interesting part of this...
Can you spot a tourist a kilometre away? After living in Italy for weeks, months or even years, are you afraid you still look like one? For women, clothing and accessories are never simple. There are so many choices that...
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Danny from Dublin knew his stuff. He sped a puffing group of 19 visitors from Piazza di Spagna This was once known as Piazza di Francia to the junction of Via di Propaganda and Via della Mercede: The big house on the c...
As the witnesses described the scene, it was painful. Looking back, they said, the parents should never have brought their little girl with them. She was seven or eight, and obviously a sensitive child. As soon as I app...
This is an ugly story in itself but it has become the symbol of much more since it began. As ever in politics, and particularly in Italian politics, a single event becomes the cue to fight other battles. The story bega...
In the second week of June representatives of over 600 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other civil society organisations from all over the world will gather in Rome for the Forum for Food Sovereignty. The five-...
Naples is an informal city. No need to dress up. No need to stand on ceremony. Yes, it has its glamour and glitz, but for the temporary visitor there is no need to put on a show. Naples has all types, and takes all types...
When you first arrive at the Torre Argentina cat sanctuary, you are subconsciously reminded of the childrens game where the object is to find items hidden in a drawing. As you glance around the ruins of the four temples...
His diving mask snugly fixed over his face and his oxygen tank strapped to his back, Daniele Silvestri is a happy young man when he plunges into the depths around Ponza or Elba. Theres a whole beautiful world down there...
Muhammad Ali speaks fluent Italian and so do ET, the Royal Tenenbaums and every dinner guest at Gosford Park. The dubbing industry remains a bedrock in Italy, where nearly every film, from Oscar-winners to straight-to-vi...
Tim Parks had a surprise in store for those of us gathered to see him at the British Council. Im not here to promote my new book, he announced. Im looking for new recruits for the Rome branch of the Hellas Verona Fan Clu...
Do you like to touch and feel when shopping? Are you tempted to pick up items you have no intention of buying just to take a closer look? Have you been chastised for reaching into a window display as if youve defiled sac...
On a hot summers day, when we were blinded by the play of deep shadow against bright sunlight in the leafy, lime-lined avenues of Aix-en-Provence, we drove out of town, giving up the search for Czannes studio. But next m...
Think of animal welfare and Italy and if any one person springs to mind it is probably Giuseppe Garibaldi and his brave start in 1871 in establishing the Societ Protettrice degli Animali in Turin. Badgered by a redoubtab...
What kind of agonised soul would ever stay in an airport hotel? Would he be a plane-spotter? Someone afraid of city centres? And surely any individual wanting to stay among planes only half an hour from Rome must be even...
Christmas trees, Santa Claus and the presepio. These were the main elements of Christmas as I remember it as an Italian American growing up in New Jersey. Both my parents families emigrated to the US from Naples, taking...
When I first came to Rome I was excited because I was here years ago when I was a freshman in highschool and I’ve counted the days until I could study abroad here since. My family and I came for only two nights and went...
Getting the opportunity to experience the historic foundation of the Eternal City was one of the things I loved about my stay in Rome. Living in Rome for the past five months has given me the incredible chance to experi...
Studying abroad in Rome has been an amazing journey for me. Being born and raised in Miami, Florida I have always been used to the city life with the ambulance driving by every 5 minutes, having homeless people living on...
Moving to Rome is a dream come true for most college students, the idea of living a fantasy life in accordance to the films we all saw growing up like “Eat, Pray, Love” or the “Lizzie McGuire movie,” is what drives most...
Experience, Experience, Experience: Three Reasons to Study Abroad in Rome As a writer, I believe there are few things that are more important than experience. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “The purpose of life is...
Studying for a semester in Rome, I have encountered a culture shock--noticing great differences. As a student who resides in Miami, I yearned for a kind of history that south Florida lacked. While Florida is about 170 y...
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