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TOP TRAVEL TIPS FOR ROME, ITALY. BEST ROME PIZZA RESTAURANT, FOUNTAIN DE TREVI, SPANISH STEPS SIGHTSEEING.


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Sebastiano and I had a packed schedule while in Italy — photoshoots, events, filmings. But we managed to set aside a day for ourselves in Rome (hey, we deserved it!) We’d like to share our adventure with you, along with tips for enjoying a Roman Holiday. Please Like/share if you found this post fun!

Street-snapped for an Uraguay fashion magazine:
La Carmina wears: Black and white top by Spider (Hong Kong), vest by Gramm (from Closet Child Shinjuku), black and white sunhat from Hong Kong, skirt stolen from Kira DNR’s closet.
Seba wears: Blablahospital Japanese punk shirt. Pants and shoes from Mong Kong, Hong Kong.

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Tip #1: Dress up for a day of sightseeing. Putting a bit of effort into your outfits — which ideally complement each other — makes the day (and resulting photos) all the more special.

However, we take some practicalities into mind. Sunscreen and hats, to shield our Gothic pallor from the sun. Comfortable shoes are also a plus, if you’re going to be walking all day long (one of us learned that lesson the hard way!)

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Tip #2: Start with a cappuccino. While portions are small, the quality of the espresso and milk foam is A++. Many Roman baristas pour the milk into a pretty design.

Closeup on my makeup: eyeshadow shading with black and red. On “lazy days,” I omit lipstick and fake eyelashes.

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Tip #3: Eat. A lot. When in Rome — or Italy, or anywhere for that matter — don’t pass up the chance to try the local food. You can enjoy Italian cuisine while staying healthy; here, we’re sharing a salad and tuna sandwich.

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Crazy coincidence — our friend Arina (photographer and Tokyo Decadance regular) stumbled upon us at this luncheonette! We had no idea she was in Rome, and vice versa. Somehow, spooky people find each other.

PS: she’s holding CDs by Surgery, a very cool horror/apocalyptic/Industrial band in masks. I interviewed them for Lip Service; you can see it here.

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Tip #4: Strike a balance between well-trodden roads, and off-the-beaten-path. Don’t fall into the trap of being “too hip and underground” for the tourist attractions, or you may also miss out. Seba and I visited the Spanish Steps and Fountain de Trevi, but skipped the Colosseum as it was getting late. (Seba’s never seen it before, but I have. It’s colossal. Ha.)

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Tip #5: Have a pizza party. Seba took me to his favorite pizza place, which he and his mom discovered years ago. Oh my goodness, the pie was unlike any I’d ever eaten!

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The pizza on the left has “8 tastes” — different flavors in each part, including unconventional mussels and anchovies.

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Pizza Ciro (near the Spanish Steps) also serves big, rustic, grandma-style Tuscan dishes. Merely thinking of the place makes my mouth water…

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Tip #6: Take a time-out to play. We ducked into a shopping arcade to escape from the heat, and ended up browsing in a bookstore. Naturally, Seba headed straight to the kid’s section and became engrossed in this “choose your own superhero” book.

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Tip #7: On that same note, cool down. Vacation should be about relaxing, not herding nonstop from place to place (like those infamous Chinese bus tours). Especially in hot weather, take time to rehydrate with a cold drink.

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Tip #8: Spend on something special. I never buy silly souvenirs, but if I come across something one-of-a-kind, I veer towards buying it. Who knows when you’ll next be in Rome? I certainly don’t regret spending 16 euro on Little Prince pajamas!

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What a lovely Romanza Vacanza we had! What do you think of my travel tips? What would you suggest for a perfect day of sightseeing?

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36 Comments

  1. Posted July 30, 2011 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Kawaii! :3

  2. Posted July 30, 2011 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    I really like your style :) Keep up the good work  check out my blog http://mimifashionlandjapan.wordpress.com/ (japanese version) or http://mimifashionland.wordpress.com (english version) xoxo Mimi

  3. Posted July 30, 2011 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    “I actually went to Italy on a school trip back in high school. I’m just looking at these picutres and going “OMG I went there too!!”. xDDD

  4. Posted July 30, 2011 at 3:30 am | Permalink

     remember me and my sons? thanks for the pic! I’ll send you the magazine (NIU BOOK 5) as soon as it is printed. Nice to meet you!!!!

  5. Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Love this!!  Cute & Fun travel tips for Rome!!  

    • Posted July 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      Thank you dear!!!!!!!

  6. Posted July 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Lovin’ the pizza party idea! that one looked tasty!! The little prince PJ’s are so cute!! ^_^

    • Posted July 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

      It was such a fun day…

  7. Posted July 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    your skirt is fabulous

  8. Posted July 31, 2011 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    beautiful to meet you in Rome! I’ll suggest you also the bar at Piazza del Fico behind Piazza Navona for a drink at night and the faboulous Jonathan’s Bar in front of it with the images of the owner repetead in infinite options and a bathrooms that seems and oasis of lush in the center of Rome…To buy ” gothic” clothes Piazza delle Coppelle and near to the Colosseum a few steps under the ground a magnificent shop with all you can imagine and beyond!
    baci
    Claudia Piazza Cidonio

    • Posted July 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

      great to meet you too, lovely!

  9. Posted July 31, 2011 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    its a good thing your back in tokyo to cover some real action! XP

  10. Posted July 31, 2011 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    That shirt with the Petite Prince is so cute <3 how much you're staying here in Italy? :D

  11. Posted July 31, 2011 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Like that black vest dress.

  12. Posted July 31, 2011 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    It looks so beautiful! And delicious :9

  13. Posted July 31, 2011 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I just go back from Italy 3 days ago. Rome is so gorgeous!!I would’ve like to meet you in person there. 

  14. Posted July 31, 2011 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Oh my! Did you enjoyed Italy? :3 <3

  15. Posted July 31, 2011 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    Now that’s real Italian <3

  16. Posted July 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    You two should do more travel tips ♥

  17. Posted August 1, 2011 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    The best pizza I ever had was in Naples, but it didn’t have such an interesting combination like yours did

  18. Posted August 1, 2011 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    The two of you look as pretty as ever, but the pizza…I don’t think I could eat that….

  19. Posted August 1, 2011 at 2:13 am | Permalink

     Anchovie and mussels too? That pizza is sexy!

  20. Posted August 1, 2011 at 2:13 am | Permalink

     Love the pizza in Italy!
    And you two look gorgeous as always!

  21. Posted August 3, 2011 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    it’s hard to look both goth and summery at the same time, but you pulled it off. love it

  22. Posted August 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Can’t take my eyes off your travel buddy! XD

  23. Posted August 16, 2011 at 10:04 am | Permalink

     I appreciate you both for share your great experience with us.

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