Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne, Australia. She has a formal background in political science and policy and now runs her own event management and public relations company, through which she manages marketing and social media for Eating Europe Tours (encompassing food tours across Rome, London, Amsterdam and Prague). An unabashed romantic (Rome being her one true love!) she is the creator of popular food, travel and lifestyle blog HeartRome and as a freelance food and travel writer is a contributor to Tripology, Fodor's and 10 Best, USA Today Travel. In Rome, you'll find her walking the streets of Trastevere, checking out the latest bar for an aperitivo or dining with friends.


Rome has this unique ability to make you love it one minute, hate it the next and then fall hopelessly in love with her all over again! This blog is a fun way for me to keep family and friends updated on my travels and provide you all with some insight into what it’s like living the modern-day dolce vita! In my (biased) opinion Rome is the most beautiful city in the world and I’m proud to call it home. Put quite simply, I absolutely HeartRome and these are my life and times in the eternal city.

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