The day before the EU referendum. I have already completed a postal vote as I am in Italy on holiday. For a long time I was undecided, I watched every debate and read as much as I could, a …

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A Roman Muppet

  Kermit, Animal and Beeker, Rome, Italy, 16-19 June 2016

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Hell and Heaven (again)

Who created hell? So this is hell on earth, created so that sinners will know what to expect in the afterlife. A pit of heat, massing crowds of sweaty tourists, people selling their souls alongside a tour of the Vatican, …

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Pagliaccio felice compleanno!

The tasting menu builds slowly, a gentle foreplay of chick peas and anchovy, succulent white asparagus, deep, dark tortelini filled with ossobuco and a hula hoop filled with something lemony. However the climax comes in two special dishes: cod with …

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Hell on Earth

It took a while but I’ve worked it out. A visit to the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel is the Pope’s way of getting you to experience Hell on Earth. Once you’ve paid the extortionate entrance fee those unlucky …

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