This Local Girl has been on hiatus for a long time now, and that is because she moved. I went from living in Santa Cruz, California to Rome, Italy. And now that I have been here 6 months I feel I can safely approach this blog not as a tourist but as a local. That is not to say I think I am Italian, or Roman, but just that I can share life here with you from my local perspective. So, I hope you will enjoy the coming posts on places to enjoy or avoid here in my new city.