Last September my husband was invited as speaker at the Accademia dei Lincei, an Italian science academy located in Rome. We were so fortunate as to spend our wedding anniversary in Rome, city where we met and fell in love, making this trip a very special celebration full of memories, nostalgia and friends. It was all very emotional, I could not stop thinking about how much we have grown together, what has changed in our lives and what kind of people we have become (hopefully better!). Rome was for me a life changing experience, not only did I meet the love of my life but I learned to be on my own and take care of myself out of the precious bubble in which I was raised. For a long time I had a love/hate relationship with Rome, but as I matured I could see through it all, there is nothing but love for me to the eternal city.
These pictures were taken the exact day of our anniversary. We decided to spend the day just walking, remembering old times and enjoying the amazing views offered. We walked all the way from Trastevere to Piazza del Popolo, grabbed a bite at Hamasai, a Japanese Restaurant and continued our journey towards the Museums of the Vatican. Admiring the Sixteen Chapel can never get old! We walked our way to the Vatican, lingered a while at St. Peter’s Square, took some pictures and went back home, except this time we weren’t really going home (all very confusing after living there for 3 years). The hotel, or to be precise the Accademia dei Lincei Guesthouse, was waiting for us with its beautiful walls and all the history it hides. We ended this fabulous day with a huge dinner at Palazzo Corsini accompanied by co-workers and friends.
I found this amazing sweater while I was strolling around the city. Somewhere in between the quaint and narrow streets of the old Roman Pantheon I found a modern and vibrant store. As soon as my eyes saw, through the windows of the store, a sweater with the words “Ciao Amore” I could not help but to enter, only to discover a beautiful Italian brand that feels so authentic Italian with “on trend” designs. Their clothes are all made in Italy and very affordable. I paired it with a faux leather skirt, walking shoes and a mini handbag. Check out this Italian brand which I fell in love with at Pepita Store