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Marc Pernick
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Beauty In Umbria
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Rome Is Where The Heart Is
What a ridiculously amazing first half a day.  First of all, how great is it to show up at the apartment you spent two months in in 2013, and where your friend/apartment manager Antonio knows how much you loved the dolci at your favorite bakery?  Answer:  S...
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Rome Is Where The Heart Is
What a ridiculously amazing first half a day.  First of all, how great is it to show up at the apartment you spent two months in in 2013, and where your friend/apartment manager Antonio knows how much you loved the dolci at your favorite bakery?  Answer:  S...
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The Spanish Steps? Seriously?
WTF.  Who goes to the Spanish Steps anymore?  What a tourist haven! Pretty boy Derek Jeter and supermodel girlfriend Hannah Davis at Spanish Steps I'm sure he doesn't know where to get gelato in Roma Arrival in Rome tomorrow.  It'll be soooooo good to be back!
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At Home In Rome: The Love Affair Continues
You might think that an 8.5-day visit to Rome would not
excite me much.   You might think that,
after last year’s 9-month fantasy trip, I would not have that much to see – or
that I’d be immune to the city’s charms.   You might wonder whether I’d get bored ...
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Two Great Articles On Roma From This Week's NYT
There were two awesome pieces in this week's NYT about Roma.  They both made me long for my favorite city. In the first, we hear about a fantastic dinner that President Obama had in Roma this past spring.  What a shame this didn't occur in March 2013.  If i...
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The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza)
Film fans like you probably know that, earlier this year, an Italian film won the Golden Globe and Oscar for best foreign film.  Even though I had not yet seen La Grande Bellezza at the time of either awards show, I was pulling hard for it.  It had been on ...
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Californian Cannoli Contest
Did you know that there is a Little Italy in San Jose?  I didn't either.  But my new friends Angela and Augustine Buonocore told me last week that, not only is there such a place, but that there'd also be a cannoli contest taking place there on Tuesday, May...
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C'mon Get Happy: Roma Style
You simply cannot fathom how romesick this makes me feel!
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Hanging Up The Spikes
Well, the time has come.  I think I owe it to you all to let you know that you don't need to check in here on a regular basis like you've done since March.  As scintillating as my life is back home in the Bay Area, it just does not live up to the knife-edge...
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