How nice “browse time”…

I love to read!
Here is an address where you can find some real gems: ancient books.

These are books to collect, but those who love this genre( like me), does not just display them on a cabinet.

They love the texture, colors, fonts, and that particular scent, which only the ancients books have: time goes by…

 

A shop that hides treasures, and where you can find something really special.

Think how wonderful, give a book of fairy tales with original illustrations!

A poem.

 

 

Libreria Francesco Ponti
Via Tomacelli, 23 Roma
Tel. +39 06 68808203

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A retrò romantic touch…

Between a monument and a “Caffè al vetro schiumato”( you have to try it! Ist’s a variation of the normal coffee, in a small glass”), some window-shopping…

You come in Italy and want to return home with a unique souvenir? The handmade shoes!

I leave you this address: DaQuiAllì Store, in Prati district (downtown), where you can find shoes and clothes, for women, handmade.

A retro touch, so romantic…

And just around the corner, you’ll find the Antonini Cafè, where you can taste the” Caffè al vetro schiumato”!!!

DaQuiAllì -Handmade shoes
Via Marianna Dionigi 4, Rome
Tel: +39 063215103

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Shabby chic gift!

Invitation to dinner?
If you has an invitation to dinner at home of  Italian people, I assure you that a bunch of flowers or a bottle of wine are more than welcome!


But, if you are friends, then you can also think of an object for the landlady …

So, here’s a cool address, in the PRATI district, a short walk from Castel Sant’Angelo.

Between design objects and shabby chic, you might really find a cute gift!

My last purchase was a black rattan basket with applications of red berries of wood…;D

BECARA, Roma
Via Vittoria Colonna 30
INFO:+39 0668805959

I saw a mermaid in Rome

Here is an address for the real fashion victims: Via delle Carrozze 81.

What will you find?
Swimwear but… Haute Couture.

Each swimsuit is a work of art, almost tailor-made, combined with long sarong, or shorts, tops, tunics, trousers …
In the boutique there is a feeling of times past, a little Saint Tropez, a little “sixty”!

The Roman aristocracy, and not only, frequent this boutique for the quality and, above all, the uniqueness of its swimsuits!

Considering the prices, (several hundred euros each), they offer a  repair and maintenance  swimsuit’s service!

Who wears a swimsuit of these, made ​​by hand with unique details and fabrics, it will always feel “dressed”!

It is not by chance that many swimsuits for several films, have been created by this brand!

Definitely an investment… but they can also be used as tops for evening wear!

MARISA PADOVAN
Via delle Carrozze 81, Roma
Info:+39 066793946
www.marisapadovan.it 

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Icing on the cake…

A beautiful day, it becomes even more pleasant if you start with a delicious breakfast.

You will find many bars in Rome … and if you are in the Prati area and if you are going to Castel Sant’Angelo … I will recommend this Café: Valadier.

The quality is excellent and the service very polite.

Try their pastries, the “Cannoli” filled with pastry cream, or “Bull’s eye“with jam!

Sip a creamy coffee or a fragrant tea beneath crystal chandeliers, is definitely a good way to start the day!

CAFFE’ VALADIER
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti 38, Roma

Warm up the winter with a nice glass of wine!

This address is reserved for those who love to drink GOOD: Il Simposio!
It ‘a lovely place, nice and , as the word of Greek origin suggests,  a banquet, dedicated to the meeting, to discuss, exchange opinions, accompanied by food and wine!
Do not confuse the Restaurant with the adjacent wine shop …. look for tall doors adorned with branches of vine leaves and in wrought iron!

At the Wine Bar you can enjoy sandwiches, cheeses, meats, and an inviting carpaccio with a glass of wine selected from the many!

I find that the Symposium, is very glamorous in the evening, even before a concert!

IL SIMPOSIO
Piazza Cavour, 16, Roma
info: +39 063203575
closed on sunday

Enchanting Baroque Opera Arias

For lovers of Classical music, but also for those who want to attend a unique event of its kind, let me point this gem!

In the magnificent Church of St. Paolo entro le Mura, this evening, there will be a Concert with the most beautiful opera arias, performed by the THE MUSICI VENEZIANI.

The group will sing the most famous opera arias of the Baroque period, wearing precious and original costumes of 1700!
The Church is the ideal setting for concerts of classical music, for its perfect acoustics.

You can buy tickets up to 17.30.

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Church of St. Paolo entro le Mura, Rome, h20.30
Between Via Nazionale and Via Napoli
Tickets from 24 euros

Dreaming with handmade shoes!

You are in the center of Rome? Well!


Can not pass unnoticed the window of this delightful shop…. Monica!


Hung on on the wall, as if they were delicious pastries, triumph beautiful shoes for girls, indeed, for “princess”!


Do you have children? No?

It does not matter, because at this address, you’ll also find women’s shoes!

Beautiful handmade shoes, to feel as princesses…

 

MONICA
Via delle Carrozze, 71, Roma
http://www.monicagarcia.com 

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The souvenir are clearer if… are tasty!

Looking for souvenirs?
Last night I was having dinner with friends and I brought the BOTTARGA!

Great Sardinian specialty, u n f o r g e t t a b l e grated over spaghetti!

LA PEONIA is the right address, where to find this specialty, but also many other delights, such as almond’s sweets, cheese, sauces, and beautiful objects authentic Sardinian handcrafted!

The owners are Sardinians, and are producers of  Bottarga, a guarantee!

Believe me…try the almond’s sweets ⚇⚇⚇⚇⚇⚇

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LA PEONIA
Via delle Carrozze, 85
INFO:+39 066798552
www.lapeonia.it 

Little handcrafted masterpieces: Candles!

It ‘Christmas Eve!
It breathes the air of expectation and the scent of pine in the shops, but ….
What’s missing from the eve to really create the atmosphere?
CANDLES!

Here, an address where you will certainly find the candles you are looking for: CERERIA SAN GIORGIO.

Why do I say this?

Because here the candles are little masterpieces handcrafted, with a story that starts from “pouring” to “filling “
Magic of light, magic of perfumes …

MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

 

 

 

CERERIA SAN GIORGIO – San Giorgio Candles
Via San Francesco di Sales 85, Roma
Info: +39 0668806060

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In the shop of desires…swim a goldfish

AHHHHHHH!
You’re late for gifts for your childrens???

It would be unforgivable if I just not had  the right solution!

Among the magic walks through the streets in the centre of Rome, you’ll find a small “shop of desires”:


IL PESCIOLINO ROSSO – The Goldfish

A enchanted angle where get lost in choosing among the most original and unusual toys that will make your children very happy!

Looking at the dolls and toys made ​​of wood, but also the small pinball machine , the colored darts and wooden puzzle… makes me want to play…

…fine! We were talking about children’s gift, isn’t it?

IL PESCIOLINO ROSSO
Via Bocca di Leone 49, Roma
Info: +39 0669922059

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Specials jewels for special occasion: Art Bijoux in Rome.

Gifts, gifts …. we are all looking for something special!
So, here is a special address: ART BIJOUX in Rome.
In the heart of Rome, you risk to leave “your heart “!!;)

Walking through the narrow streets of the historic center, you’ll find this sparkling style boutique of silver, silver gold-plated, synthetic diamonds and semi precious stones jewelery… A paradise of light and an oasis of kindness.

The owners and their lovely daughter will show you the most beautiful and creative art works they have in the shop, looking for the best advice!

All their jewels are reinterpretations of the most famous jewelry at very competitive prices.
If you want something to impress, or something for an occasion to remember, why not, for a declaration of marriage;;;;;;here is the right address!

ART BIJOUX
Via Belsiana  96a,Roma
INFO:+39 06 69940336
artbijoux96a@gmail.com 

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Christmas shopping can be a “caravanserai”!

Caravanserraglio Market Exhibition

The lucky tourists who are visiting Rome in this period, besides the great weather, have an infinite number of events to explore!

For Christmas shopping, do not miss the Market Exhibition of crafts, design and fashion, set up inside the Village of RomaNeve, in the Auditorium Parco della Musica.

You can lose yourself in a phantasmagoric jumble of objects and ideas, just like they used to set a time, in the ancient markets of Persia.

 40 exhibitors await you with their “Merchandises “…..

Then one skate on the ice rink!
It ‘really  Christmas…

Ticket skating rink + skate rental : 8 euros / hour.
Monday – Thursday 14:00 / 21:00
Fridays and holiday eves 14.00 / 24.00
Saturday 10.00/14.00
Sundays and holidays 10.00 / 24.00
Info: 06.80660289

Caravanserraglio Market Exhibition
Auditorium Parco della Musica

Viale Pietro de Coubertin, Rome
daily from 11 am to 20;
Sundays and holidays from 10 to 20.

Tailor for animals? Amazing Fashion…

If you’re planning to visit, the exhibitions Realism-Socialist, the Soviet great paintings from 1920 to 1970, at the Palazzo delle  Esposizioni, do not miss the Art Laboratory!

An exhibition and installation, of the Russian illustrator, Vladimir Radunsky.
In an ironic way, he “sews” clothes for the animals!

The result is a  “Tailor for animals” that exposes, in beautiful display cases, masterpieces like …. a wedding dress for anaconda, a swimsuit for baby hippopotamusliveries for pigeons, trousers for turkeys…..

Funny and smart!… And a little crazy….

“BESTIARIO” Clothes for animals
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Milano 13, Roma
till January 2012 
From Tuesday to SundayFree entrance

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Christmas? A precious italian gift.

Time for gifts?

It is not easy to find something beautiful, designed for those who receive it.

Well, if you’re strolling through the center of Rome, here’s an interesting address … for women, but not only!

Federica Silvi, Jewelry Designer°°°°°°°

She creates
silver jewelryhandmade, in her small but charming studio!
Each creation is unique, from simple earrings to small masterpieces!

Look at that wrist band…..

It worth a visit!


FEDERICA SILVI

Via dell’Orso 42, Roma
INFO:+39 066864133

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