About Me

Amanda in RomeA journalist, travel writer and sometimes television host, I recently moved to London after more than four years of living in Rome. Italy remains close to my heart (and pen): I visit Italy five or six times a year, my husband is from Italy (and, of course, we got both engaged and married there!) and I write about Italy frequently for the BBC.

Today I work as the senior editor of the website BBC Future; I also write for the BBC, Globe & Mail, National Geographic Traveller, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Outside, Powder and New York Times, among other publications. You can read some of my recent work here. I also have contributed to six different Fodor’s guidebooks on Italy, Rome and Europe.

And I’m the author of The Revealed Rome Handbook: Tips and Tricks for Rome and Beyond (currently at a 5-star average out of 85+ reviews on Amazon).

My photographs have been published in a variety of publications, including the Guardian and Globe & Mail. My film work includes creating and hosting the show Dissolving History for BBC Travel (first episode: Rome!), serving as a storyteller for a documentary on Caligula for the History Channel and hosting a travel film on Rome for MSN U.K.

Before moving to Rome, I studied history at Yale and completed a M.Phil in international relations at Cambridge. I went on to become a political reporter in Washington, D.C. for U.S. News & World Report.

You can find out more about me at amandaruggeri.com and see what trips and new projects I’ve been up to by following me on my Facebook page.

If you’re looking for help planning your trip to Italy, I offer one-on-one travel consulting sessions.

As an aside: Please note that all text and photographs on this blog are copyrighted by me, unless explicitly noted otherwise. Please do not reproduce or use them without my permission. You can email me at aeruggeri@gmail.com.