the expatriate life in Rome? How to cope with a sinking sailboat, an auto accident with the military police, your Italian neighbors entering your apartment in the middle of the night? Do you know the inspiration for Pasta alla Puttana (hint: the prostitutes outside my office)? Would you like to meet the countess with her butt-reducing machine and the count who served as a model for statues of naked horsemen. How about country weekends in Umbria where the Etruscans still seem to be lurking about? An assault during a wine-club outing? Or what happened when my husband met strange vegetables in his efforts to learn to cook Italian-style? Then this is the book for you!
It's all here in Coins in the Fountain, the story of
a couple who said "NO!" to middle age and made a dash from Oregon to
Rome where the author had the glorious experience of living in Italy while
working for the United Nations. Part memoir, part travelogue to off-beat sites in Rome and elsewhere, you will be amused and intrigued with the stories of
food, friends and adventures. You, too, will want to run away to join the
Circus (the Circus Maximus, that is). And, before you depart Rome, you will never forget to
throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure a return to
beautiful Rome and enchanting Italy.
Recommendations for reading : Listen to Respighi's Fountains of Rome and pour a glass (or two) of prosecco in spring or summer.
Listen to Respighi's Pines of Rome while imbibing Brunello di Montalcino in fall or winter.
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Visit www.www.CoinsInTheFountain.com to read some Coins "Book Bites' and about Judith. Listen to the Live interview here!