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A freelance journalist, travel writer, and blogger based in Rome, Amanda has written for the New York Times, Guardian, Atlantic, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Budget Travel, New York Magazine, Mother Jones, and World Policy Journal, among other publications. She was a main contributor to the Fodor's Rome 2012, Fodor's Italy 2013 and Fodor's Italy 2014 guidebooks.
Her popular blog, Revealed Rome (www.revealedrome.com), focuses on travel, art and culture in Rome and around Italy. She also has participated in several travel and history documentaries on Rome, including a recent appearance as one of the main storytellers on "Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror," a 2-hour History Channel documentary, and hosting a video on "insider's Rome" for MSN U.K.
Before moving to Rome, she received her B.A. in history at Yale, graduating magna cum laude, and completed a M.Phil in international relations at Cambridge. She went on to become a political reporter in Washington, D.C. for U.S. News & World Report.
Find out more about Amanda at www.amandaruggeri.com, follow her on Twitter at @revealedrome, or follow her on Facebook at Amanda Ruggeri.