About the blog

I love Rome. I am in love with the city and I enjoy its beauty and charm every single day. I have lived in several European cities, but no other city has managed to make me feel the love that Rome is capable of. And this for better and for worse. ‘Cause Rome is not an easy city to live in.

I have wanted to take you on a trip where I introduce you to my favorite places: cafes, restaurants, wine bars, shops, parks, art and architecture, streets and alleys ... I will take you around the historic center but also to the more local neighborhoods of Rome, to places where ordinary tourists don’t usually come. My goal is to get the readers out to the places where the Romans live, where the Roman gets really Roman, where tourism has been forgotten, and where there are lots of great places to explore. It is my hope that this blog can help to provide a broader picture of the Rome that the Romans and I love and live every day.

I have chosen to exclude the traditional tourist attractions and instead concentrate on places that are part of Roman everyday life. In other words, places you go when you live in the city. As they say:

"When in Rome ... do as the Romans do"

All content is divided into categories and neighborhoods. You may also use the search function to find what you are looking for.

About me

I grew up in Copenhagen, but I have lived abroad most of my life since I was 19 years old. I am madly in love with Rome, which has been my home for more than 10 years, but right now I live in Florence, which isn't so bad either. Copenhagen continues to be my hometown and I go back several times every year.

I'm addicted to coffee, Instagram and my Mac. I love the sea, great food, September in Rome and the smell of summer rain. I have been a vegetarian since I was 12 years old and I'm a firm believer in optimism and simple living.

I am probably more in love with places than most other people are. I think that the importance of cities and the bounds we have to them are highly underestimated. I believe that every city has its own soul, independently of who is living in it, and I know for sure that you can fall in love (really in love) with a city. I have.

You are always welcome to write to me at b.brondsted@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to comment on the blog. And feel free to comment on the different blog posts if you have something to add or just want to share your own experience about the place.

All text and photos on My Sweet Rome are copyright Birgitte Brøndsted.