When In Rome | CC's Guide to The Eternal City
09.08.19

CC has just returned from our latest vintage sourcing trip in Europe; a whirlwind excursion across ancient cities, with a pit stop in Rome mid-voyage to refresh before the final leg.

While the sojourn was still fresh in her mind, we sat down to find out her top tips for the travelling to the Eternal City.  Whether for work or play, if Rome is on your itinerary, be sure to bookmark this page for future reference x

 Strolling the pebbled streets was thirsty work; luckily we had these beautiful old fountains to rehydrate the Italian way - cool, clean, fresh and plastic-free. 

Where to stay

Palazzo Dama a small boutique hotel has one of the best (if not the best) central garden and pool combos in Rome; essential for any summer visit. Lay poolside with a great book and order one of their refreshing cocktails. The pool water is also salt, not chlorine, so there are no nasty chemicals. Our insider tip - order their delicious shrimp tacos for a light poolside snack.

How long to stay for

You could stay longer, but four nights is the ideal length for a stay that leaves you wanting more, but not feeling as though you’ve had a fleeting visit.

 Ready for a cocktail in the Palazzo Dama.  CC wears our Olympia Buena Earrings and Vintage Dynasty Belt.

Where and what to eat

Jardin du Russie is the best garden restaurant in the city. Its terrace gardens are simply stunning and we love the hotel felines ( of the cat variety, not the staff) who saunter around greeting dinner guests).

Tip - arrive for a pre drink cocktail before date night. Although, stick to one, as they are lethal.

Cooling off poolside at Palazzo Dama; our Olympia Bettina Bracelet.


Dal Bolognese is the best restaurant for people watching, both the locals and the tourists out in the Piazza which it faces onto. I'd recommend booking an outside spot - dress to impress and you’ll get a great table. Order the Prawn cocktail - it’s a classic!

Ristorante Lagana is a family run restaurant serving simple but delicious Italian. Situated down a little lane, this restaurant is a major hit with the locals, which makes it a lovely authentic Roman experience. Tip- get in early to get a table.
 


A date at the beautiful Jardin de Russie, with Lisa the resident 'gatto' (one of two, her sister's name is 'Mona').

What to drink

A Negroni at aperitivo hour, followed by Tuscan wine with bolognese, or a glass of Gavi di Gavi with fish.

Where to shop

The chic and beautifully edited Gente department store. It sells all the big names in luxury and new labels you’ll love discovering.

For those who love a good treasure hunt but can’t be bothered sorting through rubbish, Twice is a well edited and reasonably well priced vintage store where you’ll find one-of-a-kind motorcycle jackets, Italian sunglasses, limited edition vintage denim and the perfect cochet summer ensemble.
 

Braving the 36 degree heat in the Roman streets, wearing our Olympia Alessandra Necklace.

One must-do activity

Walk along the river and through the various districts, take the time to find a little bar and drink a glass of wine and watch the locals.

What to pack

In summer, it’s essential to pack lightweight natural fabrics, think linen co-ords and separates that can take you from sightseeing to dinner. Chic flats or sandals are a must, as the cobblestones do not get on well with stilettos. The Romans love a good accessory, so pack those statement earrings, bracelets and silk scarves. More is more when holidaying in the eternal city.

Ciao bellas,
L&O xx

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