There’s something about Rome that makes you just want to stay forever. Uber friendly inhabitants, best pasta in the world, views to die for, who wouldn’t want to stay here forever? The Eternal City, as they call it, is truly one of a kind. What we loved about it most was it’s utter richness in history and culture. Walk around Rome and without even trying you'll stumble across masterpieces. Sculptures by Michelangelo, paintings by Caravaggio, frescoes by Raphael and fountains by Bernini. It’s basically sightseeing heaven, there’s something major at every corner! It was quite overwhelming to take in at times. The Vatican was AMAZING as well. Tip: Don’t fall for the tours they offer you outside the gates, you’re perfectly capable of going through it without one! Another thing, we suggest staying anywhere close to the Red Line Metro, it’ll make your stay 10 times easier in terms of proximity and transportation. In a nutshell, we never felt like we ran out of things to do, and surely felt like we were leaving too soon after our 4 days in Rome came to an end.
One thing that you’ll need to know about us is that we love tailored clothes. Fit is everything. We often like to pick out fabrics at local fabric shops, go to the tailor and get pieces custom made. The first outfit that Maria is wearing is one of those outfits. It’s actually two pieces composed of a top and skirt of the same fabric, which then looks like a dress when paired together. The second outfit she wore, the black skirt is one we got made as well. Its a great alternative if you're not finding that exact piece you're looking for, to design and get pieces made fit for you. Especially, here living in Indonesia, it's quite easy to go to your local tailor as there are tons to choose from and it's inexpensive as well. Give it a go sometime!