Poggioli, covering “everything from politics to pasta, Britain to Berlusconi”

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Here’s a lyrical look at NPR Senior European Correspondent Silva Poggioli’s everyday life in Rome, from the Boston Globe: “In Rome, NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli covers crises and eats well.” And what a life it is! “Campo de’ Fiori is still Poggioli’s favorite place to shop,” the Globe reports. “On a sunny spring day, a street musician tightens his bow, a small group of nuns floats by in their gray habits, and Poggioli, in a long cardigan in hues of garnet and orange, with a scarf casually wrapped around her neck, heads for a vendor she knows well. Claudio Zampa, co-owner with his brother, Massimo, of Da Claudio a Campo de’ Fiori, greets Poggioli with a warm ‘Carissima!’ They banter in Italian. Poggioli notes that the Zampa brothers’ market was in a scene in Woody Allen’s new film, To Rome With Love.”

Admit it: That’s just what you expected, right?