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Rome: The Old The New and The Religious

The day I got my university acceptance letter I bought a ticket to Rome. Yes, my university was in Milan, but I couldn’t directly settle in the business Milan without first getting as much beauty inside me from Rome. I was so much in love with this city that I figured out if I found a boyfriend from Rome, I could as well spend my weekdays studying in Milan and having all the weekends in Rome. And I did… But it took me exactly 2 months to understand that Rome is a great city as a tourist but a nightmare if you live there. Traffic is crazy, there are tourists everywhere, and public transportation isn’t very reliable. I ended the relationship, not because of the city, but because at 18 I had commitment issues as you should at that age and now I limit myself to one visit per year and enjoy the beauty of Rome just as a tourist. 

Rome The Old 

The old part of Rome is actually all of Rome. And I could have just called it Rome, but you should know that there is also a new part of the city that was built in the 40s( that is considered pretty new if you consider the age of Rome). Scroll down for more. 

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Rahul Mishra dress

Tod’s sandals

Gianfranco Lotti Bag

Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses

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Rome: The New

The EUR neighborhood of Rome was built for the 1942 World Fair by Mussolini, who wanted to celebrate 20 years of Fascism. He also had a square Colosseum built, today there you can find the Fendi headquarters. World War II came and the fair never happened, but the fascist architecture buildings are still there.  

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Rome: The religious

My visit to Rome this time was during Easter, so a visit to the Vatican was a must during these celebrations. 

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