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About peninrome

Tess Amodeo-Vickery lives and writes in Rome, Italy, where she is the European Fashion Editor for Runway Passport ( Recently, Tess wrote and edited documentary shooting treatments for National Geographic Television and Discovery Channel US. She has written for The Nashua Telegraph, The Milford Cabinet,, and was recently featured in Her undergraduate thesis, When In Rome, earned her University Honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Tess is the front woman for Roman jazz ensemble, Bixilander Swing Orchestra, and shares a birthday with Coco Chanel. Email for freelance coverage in Italy and greater Europe.

Two Wheels to Freedom (Feature for Romeing, July 2014)

The best part about being the occasional freelancer is that I get to be picky about the stories I cover. This summer, a good friend of mine, former roommate and Editor in Chief of Young in Rome asked me to write about cycling in the Eternal City. For those of you who know my personal life, you know that every adventure comes with a customized bicycle. I’ve had visitors who have trusted me enough to take them through the free wheeling cobblestone streets by my favorite method of transportation, and while it may seem like a death-defying feat, this article reveals some secrets about how to get by on bike in Rome. Continue reading

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Introduction to The Trip Magazine’s “USA” issue (Fall 2013)

Last fall, I was in Rome but felt like I was at home as I wrote the introduction to The Trip Magazine’s Fall 2013 issue featuring the United States of America. Continue reading

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More love from my alma mater

A very flattering review of my music by my friends over at Wesleying. You guys are the best! Click the photo to read the entire review, watch my video and listen to my music.

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Who is TEss? Bilingual interview in Il Fatto Bresciano

I recently had the pleasure of being on the other end of an interview when I sat down with Christian Pinna of Il Fatto Bresciano to talk about my music, my approach to songwriting and the album I’m currently working … Continue reading

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My new music video “When I Think About You”

Music & lyrics by TEss (Tess Amodeo-Vickery) Directed by Federico Iris Osmo Tinelli Song-writing and article-writing aren’t so far off… write? 😉

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Feature for JPeople Magazine

I was fortunate to be called out of my “writing coma” by JPeople Magazine – a Berlin-based art & culture magazine for lovers of the urban underground – to pen my personal experiences and memoirs of Roman counterculture. Check out … Continue reading

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A Little Love(?) from Wesleying

Was googling my name earlier today (see interview question #8) and came across this shout-out from the sassy scriptors at popular college blog, Wesleying. Thanks, guys? 

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