I’m Chelsea, a midwest American by birth and an honorary Roman by choice. I’ve been living in the eternal(y dirty) city since 2009. I started as a student, but today I have an office job, a husband (Flavio), and two dogs (Angie and Balor).
Over the years of love/hating Rome I’ve gathered tips and tricks to survive the whims of this mercurial city, from the best places to escape the big city chaos to 10 unofficial truths about life in Rome.
I’m a writer of many things, both fiction and non. By day I write toward a world with zero hunger, by night short stories and blog posts. I like metal music, lifting heavy weights, cult TV, and photography. I’m a graduate of the American University of Rome and the London School of Economics, with degrees in Communication and Sociology.