Bestselling book on Rome Italy
Bestselling book on Rome Italy

Best selling Book and Travel Memoir "As the Romans Do:
An American Family's Italian Odyssey."

... an intimate tribute to the vibrant character and style of one of the world's most spectacular cities."
--- Oprah

"Best Cooking Classes in Rome -- As the Romans Do"

--- Bon Appetit

"Fulfilling a longtime fantasy, writer Alan Epstein moved to Rome with his wife and two school-age sons [in 1995], and this charming, Peter Mayle-like insider's view is the result: an unabashed love letter celebrating the allure, frustrations, quirks and joys of life in the Eternal City."
--- People Magazine


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Enjoy a private photographic journey, personalized to fit your particular desires while exploring the splendors of Rome and Italy.

Learn the art of creative cooking all'italiana during a personalized day (or two) in Rome. Immerse yourself in authentic Italian cuisine from shopping to savoring a multi-course meal, under the creative direction of Diane Epstein.

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Private Tours of Rome, Florence & the Countryside
Italian Cooking Courses
Fine Art Gallery & Photo Journeys in Italy

"One of the best enterprises in Rome is As the Romans Do ... Their private explorations are very comprehensive ...and the most personalized of any other service." -- Frommer’s Guide Italy


Private Tours in Rome and Italy Let an expert, enthusiastic insider guide you with real passion and humor during cultural walking tours in Rome and Florence with Italian aficionado, historian, keynote speaker, and author.

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Culinary Adventures
Personalized cooking experiences in Italy: visit the markets and specialty shops and learn to cook As the Romans Do -- Dine in a private residence in a 17th century palazzo with ancient Rome as a backdrop as you savor an abundance of great Italian food. Bring the Taste of Italy Home and enjoy a delicious culinary experience in Rome. We will show you how to create an authentic Italian experience, sharing our knowledge of food shopping, cooking and the Italian language.




Diane Epstein Photography- Fine Art Images

Experience the Italian dream and immerse yourself in the picturesque and authentic pleasures of everyday life in Italy with Diane Epstein, M. A., renowned fine art photographer, creative and culinary coach in Italy.

Visit Diane Epstein's most recent galleries of fine art photography as she brings to life Ancient and Renaissance Rome, capturing an original view of the monuments, statues, fountains and the hidden views with a textural, timeless quality. With her own innovative form of photography, she revives the large-scale narrative painting and panoramic vistas of another time, while still retaining the architectural details of today.

Photographic Excursions in Italy
Come enjoy a private photographic journey, personalized to fit your particular desires while exploring the splendors of Italy. In Ancient Rome, together we will discover the city's markets and cafes, the monuments, churches, the ancient sites , the piazzas and fountains. Capture the architectural landscape, the hidden treasures, lively street scenes, and characters and daily life in the Citta' Eterna. Meander through the heart of history as you capture Rome with open eyes; Illuminate your passion, create your own unique vision and allow your story to unfold through pictures. Engage Diane Epstein to be your photographic coach on this magnificent journey, and/or to take pictures of you with the Italian scenery as your backdrop.


Incentive Travel Programs & Team-Building in Italy
Custom designed for the most suitable venue for your incentive travel package - a destination to Italy with a complete extravaganza of rewarding events. Whether in a famous palazzo in Rome and/or at a castle in the Italian countryside, this will be an unforgettable experience. Motivate, reward and build a better team through culinary and photo journeys while enjoying the treats of Roman culture, art, and food.

Creative Life Coaching & Retreats
Whether you have issues related to work, creative blocks, relationships, food, self-esteem, culture-shock, or merely the desire to make a life thrive in Italy, these sessions will guide you toward a clearer direction, so that you may enjoy greater purpose , success, health and happiness. Life coaching sessions are available in person or by phone from anywhere in the world.

Make your life a work of art. These private sessions and group gatherings promise to call forth the playful, insightful and daring elements of the creative self. Through writing, art, collage and/or photography you will learn to develop the skills to realize your dreams in a beautiful, tranquil setting in Rome and/or the Italian countryside.


Apartment in Rome

Stay in the most lovely, tranquil apartments in the best neighborhood of Rome. Sunny, ivy laden, beautiful flat in elegant 1600's palazzo in the Monti district, just behind the Forum, one of the most prestigious areas in the center of Rome. Spacious flat with 3 bedrooms, fully equipped office, 3 bathrooms, modern eat-in-kitchen, lovely dining/living room, high ceilings, decorated in fine taste, small terrace with a view of the ancient rooftops of Rome. Sleeps two to six people. Moments by foot to outdoor pizzerias, cafes, restaurants, yet on a lovely, quiet street. Minutes from the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Quirinale/ Presidential Palace.

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