BOOKS | Maria Pasquale was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Italian parents and from a young age felt a strong pull to the homeland of her parents, fuelled by childhood visits, and time spent with family and friends, and of course good food. In 2011 Maria moved to Rome and launched her popular blog Heart Rome. Six years later, full of experiences and stories to tell, Maria has released her first book.
I Heart Rome, published by Smith Street Books, is a love letter to Rome, with beautiful food and location photography, classic recipes, and stories from the heart of the Eternal City. Maria’s personality really shines through as she shares what makes this city special through her eyes. I Heart Rome takes you on a deliciously inspiring journey through the parts of the city that tourists rarely get to see. Where the people look to their future as they live in a present that is so connected to the past. Explore the food from the streets, historic trattorie and home kitchens of Rome, and meet the local artisans who make Rome one of the great food capitals of the world.
We visited Rome twice between 2009 and 2010, and fell in love with the city from the moment we arrived. We love how Maria really captures her Rome in this book and before long, you’ll be wanting to book a flight to Rome to experience the city for yourself.