ROME, TRENDY AND Fashionable, THIS IS THE NEW FACE OF THE ETERNAL CITY

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The “New Roman Style” a fascinating itinerary to discover the hidden corners of Rome, from style to design, art and cuisine, here are all the most in locations in the capital.

Rome the Eternal City? Of course, if you consider of all the treasures and artistic masterpieces in the capital that represent human civilization from ancient Roman instances, by means of the Renaissance and Baroque. But Rome is also significantly a lot more than this. In recent years it has turn into an open-air artistic and cultural “workshop”. Alongside its historic monuments, the function that distinguishes it about the globe, there are initiatives that look to the present and the future, just as in London, Paris and New York. There are flourishing modern art galleries, avant-garde buildings, trendy shops and evening spots that go in for designer décor and minimal chic, although the oriental and ethnic styles hold sway in almost all the neighbourhoods. In other words, you do not need to have to go abroad to find out what is all the rage, because Rome has grow to be a globe leader in fashion, art and design.

In the spirit of Zen, with a minimalist appear and a desire to seek out the trendiest places in the city, taste oriental dishes or enjoy the ritual of a trendy aperitif follow our itinerary of the most current and most exotic spots in the capital.

A shop that has turn out to be a single of the most well-known in the city opened some time ago correct subsequent door to the Hotel dei Piranesi. It is a boutique, a feng shui furnishings centre, a florist’s, a café, a restaurant, an art gallery, a bookshop, a beauty salon, in a nutshell it is a concept store known as Tad. In the very heart of Rome this is the ideal place to commence your day, it is a modular space of 1000 square metres, streamlined and decorated with gaudy colours, housing a varied collection of items for the house and for individual use. Give oneself a new look with the help of an expert stylist, get a shantung garment and appreciate a coffee with an Arabic aroma to begin the day with renewed power. You are going to discover the most original factors with a specific concentrate on oriental trends (Tad, Via del Babuino, 155a Tel. 06 32669511).

Not far away, in Through Vittoria, there is one more temple of oriental culture. It is named Thè Verde (Through Vittoria, 23 Tel. 06 32110174) after the green tea that is so common in China and Japan. Entering this modest shop is like plunging into a Zen atmosphere. Every thing is arranged with the utmost care in a way that reminds you of the rules of feng shui. Soft lighting, big brickwork shelves and tiny niches boost the display of really unique objects that consist of, for instance, Chinese vases, Middle-Eastern necklaces, silk and cashmere shawls, but above all tea services and the ingredients for the tea drinking ritual. Continuing down the very same street, at quantity 55 you come to a young designer’s tiny jewellery shop Cristina Di Stefano Creazioni Orafe (Tel. 06 6791546). This really minimal shop has just opened and displays and sells fascinating designer jewellery in gold and silver with gemstones and precious stones in all shapes and colours. It is the ideal spot if you happen to be seeking for a specific gift for a trendy spirited person who will be positive of wearing an absolutely original and special piece of jewellery.

Obviously a piece of jewellery like this demands the proper outfit to match it. Il Baco da Seta (Via Vittoria, 75 Tel. 06 6793907) is just the spot for this. The name of this boutique implies “silkworm” and right here, of course, silk reigns supreme and it is worked in thousands of ways in colours that variety from hemp to orange, from desert shades to Mediterranean hues. There are fascinating garments by young designers who draw inspiration from the Orient and interpret the lines of samurai and geisha garments in a modern important. If you choose the African style to the Orient, then pay a visit to Monies (By way of Vittorai, 37) a little, chic, ethnic shop promoting objects, furniture and things for residence decoration inspired by the desert and safari style, and although we’re on the topic, pop into Exante Due at quantity 13 in the exact same street, exactly where you’ll get pleasure from choosing really uncommon pieces of costume jewellery.

Now it is time for a coffee break or, if you want to be actually trendy, for a stylish aperitif. The “in” place is Shaki (Via Mario de’ Fiori, 29/a Tel. 06 6791694), a wine bar that has become a have to for the young and trendy. It is tiny, but gives a wonderful range of teas and coffees with most unusual flavours, as well as appetizing snacks and excellent wine. Contemporary in style, every little thing here has that unmistakable designer touch, from the cups and plates to the glasses and napkins. If there is anything that requires your fancy and you’d like to get it, you can uncover it at the Shaki shop not far away in Piazza di Spagna (no. 65 Tel. 06 6786605).

We continue our itinerary through the new modish capital with a pay a visit to to the Galleria Colonna, named right after the actor Alberto Sordi, which has recently reopened and turn into a focal point for Rome fashions. A brief stroll requires you to one particular of the most current bookstores in the Feltrinelli chain. This is a massive space devoted to culture, which, as nicely as books and music, also has an art gallery that mounts exhibitions for young up-and-coming artists, photographers and sculptors, and a music bar exactly where live jazz or blues is played at each and every Sunday brunch.

If you love technology and all the latest higher-tech inventions, you will find two original shops in the Galleria Colonna. Tech it Simple has all the craziest and funniest designer electronic gadgets in circulation, and Sony Gallery displays the most current novelties by this Japanese company and is a real temple of higher-tech.

Do you like the way out? Then Jam is the location for you. On the Corner of the Galleria Colonna, on the By way of del Corso side is a vast space on two floors promoting unusual, weird, crazy clothes, objects and souvenirs that occasionally verge on the kitsch, but are definitely special.

Now it really is time for lunch and we advocate two restaurants in the area. At Reef (Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 40/42 Tel. 06 68301430) the sea and its habitat function in a minimalist key and are the theme of the entire style. Getting into this restaurant is like plunging into tropical seas each as regards the décor and the menu. The undulating plates of glass resemble the rippling waves of the sea, the balustrades created of iron rods are close meshed like fishing nets, even the iron appears to have been rusted by salt water. The lighting and colours all create a soft atmosphere. And the food is really sublime. Gusto (Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 9 Tel. 06 3236363), nevertheless, is some thing else. Apart from getting a very good restaurant, wine bar and pizzeria, it also has a bookstore mainly devoted to books on gastronomy from all more than the globe, and a shop, so it is the perfect location for these who like to read a newspaper or book more than lunch.

Now we’ll take in some art. The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (By way of delle Belle Arti, 131 Tel. 06 322981 Tues-Sat eight.30 am – 7.30 pm, Sun 9 am – 7.30 pm) is located in the Villa Borghese, 1 of the loveliest parks in Rome, and has 1 of the most interesting 19th-century Italian Neoclassical, Romantic and Futurist painting and sculpture, as properly as functions by a lot of 20th-century artists which includes De Chirico, Morandi and Marini. Outdoors the gallery is the Caffè delle Arti, the perfect spot for a coffee in the open air and it is really well-liked particularly at lunchtime. Lovers of modern art can go to the very new exhibition space MACRO (Through Reggio Emilia, 54 Tel. 06 67107900 www.macro.roma.museum Tues- Sun 9 am – 7 pm, public holidays ten am – two pm, Mon closed). MACRO is housed in the converted Birra Peroni factory, built at the beginning of the 20th century and has turn out to be a dynamic, cultural centre that includes six exhibition rooms, a bookstore, a lecture hall, a workshop and a bar. It has a permanent collection of operates by planet popular contemporary artists from the 1960s to the present, and periodically mounts temporary art exhibitions.

Now it really is time to unwind just before facing Roman nightlife, devote a couple of hours to your personal well-becoming and take pleasure in an oriental ritual. Rome also has its Hammam (La Culla del Benessere, Through della Maratona, 87 Tel. 06 36298573) and it is right here that you will neglect your day-to-day anxiety and fatigue in the absolute peace and quiet of this temple of beauty. Let yourself be carried away by the magical exotic atmosphere of distant lands, surrounded by objects and ornaments from Morocco, by walls painted in Mediterranean colours, and sofas and armchairs covered in wealthy fabrics. An oriental physician will make you welcome and then follows the complete Turkish bath ritual which includes washing with black, date oil soap, gommage, a massage and to finish off a fragrant cup of mint tea. Now in leading type, searching truly excellent you are ready for the Rome nightlife. An absolute need to among the extremely most recent gourmet haunts is The Location, in the Prati neighbourhood, (Through Alberico II, 27 Tel. 06 68307137). This is a restaurant and American bar in a very minimal eclectic style, which in addition to an intriguing menu with dishes from all more than the planet, has reside music every single day ranging from jazz to blues, funky and ethnic. If you favor to go to a concert of classical or contemporary music verify the programme of the new Auditorium della Musica (Via Pietro De Coubertin Tel. 06 8082058 or 06 80242350/1 www.musicaperroma.it), developed by Renzo Piano, another temple of design and style, where the acoustics, thanks to the particular program of lines and shapes, is really extraordinary. And if you want a late meal, next to the Auditorium is an additional cult spot Red (Via Pietro De Coubertin, 30 Tel. 06 80691630), this is one particular of the ultimate designer night spots where the red of the little mushroom-shaped armchairs and curious tables sets the tone, and where you can have dinner or basically taste the scrumptious snacks late into the evening.

Jane Maripose

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