In love with Italy from a young age, Sari Gilbert has been living in Rome since the 1970’s. As a foreign correspondent, Gilbert wrote for a number of American and Canadian publications, including Newsweek and the Washington Post, covering everything except soccer matches and fashion shows. Subsequently she worked, in Italian, for the short-lived daily L’Indipendente and then for the prestigious Italian daily, Il Sole 24 Ore. She now writes for pleasure and edits for a living.
It’s a nice place to visit but would you really want to live there? Sari Gilbert, who has lived for close to 40 years in what many have called the Eternal City, answers with a resounding “yes”– but it’s a “yes… but”. A native New Yorker who moved to Rome after graduate school, Gilbert's book describes life in the Italian capital: to sum it up, “fascinating, and delightful, but not at all easy”.