mercredi 3 juin 2015

Lost in Ostia Antica

With your tube ticket you can take a 30 min train from Pyramide station, to get to Ostia Antica ! The ruin of an antic city. You can get lost, like really lost, in the ancient Roman bath, house, pillars, etc. It's lovely to have a picnic there. Not far from Ostia Antics you can find Lido de Ostia, which is the beach !!! But don't do like us, that thought we could reach in 10 min, the sea, from Ostia Antica. We walked on the side of a rather high speed road, under the burning sun. We end up jumping on a bus, the driver said "don't buy a ticket, it's just 4 stop to the Lido !". Hahah ok.
Being on the beach was so nice !!! You have to walk a bit before you'll find a public beach, as most of them are private. The water was too cold, to swim completely, but just lying in the sand ! Then we walked in this cute seaside town, and had an amazing ice cream !! I felt summer ! Of course you can find better looking seaside place in Italy, but this one is so easy to go to from Rome. It's really convenient.

Getting Lost in Naples

The deal of this trip was to go to Florence. But the tickets were so expensive that we decided to go to Naples instead. A day trip during a trip! So great! I love taking trains. It was probably a good thing that we went to Naples, as the train to Florence was delayed.
My friend warned me a bit about Naples, but it was ok. You get off the station and you already find street markets selling fake luxury items. People speak to you randomly in the shops. I don't speak a word of Italian, but it doesn't matter they keep on talking haha.
Of course as soon as I see a vintage shop we have to go in. So we met the lovely Claudia in her newly opened shop. She told her great story. Her shop was so cute, and she really has a good selection. I bought a nice green light cropped jacket for 15€. She had beautiful ceramic dolls around we shop. It was such a nice encounter. We wondered in the city, looking at the degraded buildings, tasting the real original pizza, and eating all the special pastries from Naples. Next time I have to see all the churches, as they close at certain times during the day. I feel this city I alive and, full of people that lives there, because there was less tourist than in Rome.

aaaaa you can't get enough !!!!

lundi 25 mai 2015

At the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna

Both of us got rather inspired (well a bit everywhere, in the park of the Villa Borghese too) in the patio inside the Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Moderna. The place was quite striking. A big bronze sculpture of a man lying down, his hand tied up behind his back, stood in the middle of the grass, and was surrounded by two fountains. You lifted your head up, and could see the sky and clouds, in an oval shape.  A strange sound was playing out of  speakers, that's make the space looks quite surreal. We love it and took many pictures !

Shirt: Vintage
Skirt: & Other Stories
Sandals: Zign via Zalando
Sunglasses: H&M

vendredi 22 mai 2015

Getting lost in Rome

Experiencing the beautiful city of Rome, during the first real sunny days of summer was such a marvel ! This is my second time in the Italian capital, and already it's becoming mine. I was able to see the city in a less busy period compared to last year (I went during the canonization of the popes). It's so relaxing to be there! The sun makes you feel so much better, add to that the clear blue sky.

Me and my friend didn't plan on the clock our wanderings. So we got slightly lost, or went to the wrong museum haha.  I was looking for a painting by Vittorio Mateo Corcos. We found it at the Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Moderna. What a gem of a museum !! The gallery was nearly empty, and there was so much to see. I was so happy to contemplate the few portraits of La Marchesa Luisa Casati by Von Dongen and Boldini. And above all, round a panel I came face to face with one of the master piece of Gustav Klimt !!!!! I was so happy !! Then we wondered in that museum and took many picture. Especially in the kind of patio, in the middle of the museum (see next post).

I love the atmosphere in Rome. Especially the Trastevere area, and the French bit around piazza Farnese and campo de Fiori. I love that each city and eara have there own food tradition, and they are the best where they are from. You can get really good food in the supermarkets. I should have eaten that way last time I was there, instead of going to restaurants.
I like the messiness of the city. One morning I had to buy a tube ticket, I didn't have cash and the machine wouldn't take card, and none of the ATM around would work. So the "tube lady" opened the door, to let me pass as she didn't see how she could help me !
Being familiar to a city in which you don't live, and in which you're not from is so great !

Love it !

I love that place, one day I will go, it's seems like a cabaret.

The patio in the wrong museum haha, The Galleria D'Arte Moderna


This amazing installation ! 

Giovanni Boldini - Luisa Casati

Vittorio Matteo Corsco - Sogni, 1896, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome

Kees Van Dongen - Luisa casati 


In the strange patio inside the museum.

Villa Farnesina 

I think this is Saint Louis des Français church.