Rome Emergency, Transportation, Beach Volleyball and Other References

Beach and Indoor Sand Volleyball Beach Beach Volleyball Academy, Ostia (last stop Cristoforo Colombo on train from Porta S. Paolo) Passoscuro Beach – Lampara bathhouse Frigene – Tirreno Frigene – Lido Indoor Empire, Via degli Aldobrandeschi, 115 – FL5 train from Roma Ostensie toward Civitavecchi to Roma Aurelia Sport Beach City, Via Cina, 91 – train from Roma Piramide toward Civitavecchi to Tor di Valle Palabeach, via Viale Cortina D’Ampezzo, 379 – train from Roma Ostensie toward Civitavecchi to Monte … more

Books about Italy and Rome

Books I Read Four Seasons in Rome, Anthony Doerr The Twelve Caesars: The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome, Matthew Dennison Rome: An Empire’s Story, Greg Woolfe The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World’s Greatest Empire, Anthony Everitt Italian History Books | Hon. Gary K. Hart McCulough, Colleen: The First Man in Rome (as well as the other four volumes of her historical novels of ancient Rome) Freeman, Philip: Julius Caesar Unger, … more

Rome, Italy Adventure Notes

Adventure List Andrea Baldi’s Favorite Experiences Walk through the center of Rome, everywhere. Have lunch at “da Tonino“: no reservations, tiny, crowded, steaming, cheap and authentic Roman cuisine in one of the nicest street of the center. Climb up the stairs to reach Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio (statue of Marco Aurelio), visit the Museo Capitolino if you have time, then facing the statue, walk for 100 m up the street to your right to Palazzo Caffarelli, … more

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list | Books | The Guardian

Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list Source: The 100 best novels written in English: the full list | Books | The Guardian   After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list Ten of the best … Some … more

Roman Restaurants and Food

Rome restaurants (DeLapa reviews) Top picks Da Bucatino – Marcello and I enjoyed a wonderful meal there last night, probably the best Italian food yet. We started with carciofi alla Romana, with the artichoke smashed flat — delicious. We split a pici con pancetta pecorino e carciofi and grilled swordfish, and a carafe of unsurprisingly mediocre red house wine. After paying the bill, our waitress, who reminded me of my aunts in their somewhat younger days, … more

Monterey Peninsula Restaurants (updated 2018)

January 2018 We’re often asked where we like to eat (and we like to eat). Here are our current dinner favorites, in additional to our old favorites: Dinner La Balena (Carmel) – Our favorite Italian restaurant, hands-down. Emanuele and Anna do a great job with local ingredients, inspired by Emanuele’s Tuscan tradition. Il Grillo (Carmel). Also owned by Emanuele and Anna, Il Grillo is a bit more casual, a bit less expensive, and a lot easier to … more

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? – NYTimes.com

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? – NYTimes.com. Magazine WORLD U.S. N.Y. / REGION BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE HEALTH SPORTS OPINION ARTS STYLE TRAVEL JOBS REAL ESTATE AUTOS Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? By JOHN TIERNEY Published: August 17, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER COMMENTS E-MAIL PRINT REPRINTS SHARE Three men doing time in Israeli prisons recently appeared before a parole board consisting of a judge, a criminologist and a social worker. The three prisoners had completed at … more

The Brain on Trial – Magazine – The Atlantic

The Brain on Trial – Magazine – The Atlantic. July/August 2011 Print | Close The Brain on Trial ADVANCES IN BRAIN SCIENCE ARE CALLING INTO QUESTION THE VOLITION BEHIND MANY CRIMINAL ACTS. A LEADING NEUROSCIENTIST DESCRIBES HOW THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR CRIMINAL-JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE BEGINNING TO CRUMBLE, AND PROPOSES A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR LAW AND ORDER. By David Eagleman ADRIANNA WILLIAMS/CORBIS ON THE STEAMY first day of August 1966, Charles Whitman took an elevator to the top floor … more

A New Start in Florence, Italy, for an American Woman – WSJ.com

A New Start in Florence, Italy, for an American Woman – WSJ.com.   ARCH 21, 2011 DESTINATIONS Moving to Italy How a Tennessee native—after toiling in piles of paperwork—found a new life in the city of Florence Article Comments MORE IN RETIREMENT PLANNING » Email Print Save This↓ More + More Text By KAREN MILLS Editor’s note: Thinking about living—or just traveling— abroad? This is part of a series of travel stories in which we ask Americans … more

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science – Magazine – The Atlantic

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science – Magazine – The Atlantic. The Atlantic Home WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 GO FOLLOW THE ATLANTIC »  Politics Business Culture International Technology National Food Magazine video BRAVE THINKERSNOVEMBER 2010 ATLANTIC MAGAZINE SHARE EMAIL PRINT Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice? … more