Ann-Louice Dahlgren has lived in Rome for many years - working as an author and freelance journalist for international media - yet she still discovers something new in the city every day. She believes that each neighbourhood has its' heart and soul, but Trastevere is her firm favourite, and where she has settled. Her latest book, 'An Italian evening,' is a celebration of Italian classical music and Italian cuisine with a twist (Norstedts, 2009).
Paul Arnold is a freelance writer and former producer for the British
Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). During his time making TV and radio
shows he was fortunate enough to travel the world on numerous
assignments. Highlights from his broadcasting career include going under
the Panama Canal to see how it works, co-piloting a twin otter across
Antarctica, standing on a frozen Arctic ocean at midnight while the sun
was up, and observing the stars with the pope’s own crack team of
astronomers at his summer palace just outside of Rome. He has traveled
to Rome on many occasions both for work and for pleasure and produced
several radio documentaries about the Vatican.
Fredrik has lived in Rome since 2002. After studying in London, he wanted to discover the Mediterranean for what was supposed to be a short stay, but has now turned into almost a decade in the city. In his spare time he still enjoys discovering the eternal city and all that it has to offer, culturally, historically and culinarily.
Rome is a city where you could fall in love with a doorframe. When you stop looking at the big hits parade of sights - an almost dizzying exercise in bombardment with beauty - it is almost more satisfying to obsess over the small things. The doorframes, the pavement cobbles, an abandoned statue forgotten and half-crumbling - each of these things have a fascinating history and tell a great story. This is what Guide Editor Tyler Wetherall loves about this city; that the beauty of the place is inescapable at every turn.