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In Rome - Part II. Plus Local Vintage stores.

In Day 3 of Rome, we visited Musei Del Vaticano, Basilica Papale di San pietro, Piazza San Pietro and Castello di Sant' Angelo. Also, I would suggest check in the stroller if your children is at least 2 1/2 or 3 years older that they really can just walk on their own. It would be a hassle to push stroller around in the museum. 

Musei Del Vaticano

Ps. I wore shorts when we visited Vaticano and Piazza San Pietro, that all the guards/staffs looked at me, then my legs then...... they talked to each other... which I can't hear nor understand a word at all. I think I am famous...hahahahahhaah.... However, technically, I am not exposed whatsoever!! 

(Egypt status/pointed poles are everywhere in the Europe's museum..... hum...^O^)

Fire in the Borgo.


Gallery of Maps.

This is an artifact of "Pieta" in Vanticano. 

Only Swiss guards authorized to protect Vaticano.

All of us take a lift and then walk 320 STEPS all the way up to Capola (the top of the dome)!! Brovo~~ Niel, Abby and Ilona!!

Piazza San Pietro

The original/real "Pieta" stature.


( PS. If you take Metro A and get off at Cipro Musei Vaticani which only 5 mins or so away from the museum. A lot of tourists get off from Ottaviano San Pietro which is one stop ahead of Cipro would take at least 10 mins to walk to Museum. And we visit our way from Museum back to Piazza San Pietro.) 

Castello di Sant' Angelo w/ 12 angels on Tevere (river). 
Some of the angels are only duplicates. 

Let's take a break from all the Must-see in Rome, shall we?! 

What's my must find is ... local stuff, those hidden jewels or lost treasure. 

We left the sacred churches around 5:30 PM which also leaves us some time to walk around the local alley whilst heading to Piazza Navona. 

Wherever there is fashion (Vintage is old fashion?), there is my smile!! hahaha. ..... lol.

The leather triangular (side view) suitcase is so unique that there are two metal clasps on top. (Euro 75)

Pony hair small side messenger (Euro 45)

abiti usati (Owner michele Salvatore)
D0186 Roma
Via Del Governo Vecchio, 35

If you walk further down, there are couple more vintage stores in the alley.
None of things are for sale in this glasses case....darn* I love all those Saint Yves Laurent sunglasses in the middle which is so similar to my Balenciaga in terms of the shapes. 

haha.. Obviously, Europe people do queueing. And since they'd queue for good "pizza", I'd wonder if they also queue for Lanvin for HM. ^O^

Ah, I want this.....but it is size 36. :( 

Then I am so happy that I found my most wanted hat ---- well, can't believe it is GAP 05/Fall.  (Euro 15) ^O^

The owner of this store says that she has everything from America, the RL shirt and Levis jeans while I told her that I had my outfit made in Italy missoni collar and M missoni sweater!!! lol.
My two new acquisition: The Cap 05' vintage hat and Missoni collar 10' (current season collection)

"di San Giacomo", a lovely shop and laboratory (work space in the back)
Via di Tor Millina, 10/11 (Navona district), telephone 0039-06-96847938.  

Pretty embellishment. 

A lot of those appliques' looks are from circa 1760. 

They restore vintage applique and redesign them. You also can have your thong sandals made to order for your feet. (see the triangular chain?!) It is hard to resist this meticulous level of craftsmanship.

This guy has the most amazing hands that he made all these metal chain necklaces/earrings from his own vision/design. 
(I am not supposed to take picture of his "works".  There are two other guys who standing in line for pizza originally jump right out to stop me while I snap the scared the he** out of me. :P)  

Interesting~~ and lovely caramel boots. 

Dh was drolling over a quilted black coat. lol.

Finally, we found Piazza Navona. 

Fontana del Tritone at Piazza Barberini . (We were out again for grocery shopping!)

NOTE: November 12-20, 2010  FOCUS ON TAIWAN CINEMA
There is Taiwan film festival going in ROMA. 
Films including Fantome, Ou Es-tu?, Cape No. 7 (海角七號), Island Etude, Parking, Terrorizers, No Puedo Vivr Sin Ti, Hear Me. 

See you next time.
xoxo Rachel


ceci said…
Looks like you all have another wonderful day!! Oh...actually have you heard that there's a town in Italy that recently pass a law that ban women to wear miniskirt in the public? Unbelievable, isn't it?!

PS: My mom & my cousin was able the get the #100-120 waistband from today's Lanvin X H&M in TO. (Each group with 20 people & each gets 15min only to shop) They went line-up 6am this morning already. But sadly, even before they got to go in (~45mins before their scheduled time)--- EVERYTHING were all gone! They found out each store only get 2 pieces of the faux fur items too! Good luck with you! =D
litlstrawberry said…
hum.. I wonder how Italian could be so conservative.... maybe only Catholic?

I am not interested in waiting in the line so I am not sure if I will even find anything from Lanvin for HM... maybe my cousins would be so disappointed. If you really like Lanvin's collection, find something from his collection instead in the future. Lanvin for HM is only for fun!!! ^O^

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